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NFL Injury Report Divisional Playoffs: Latest news on Jimmy Garoppolo, Jauan Jennings, Tony Pollard and Mecole Hardman

Divisional Playoffs NFL Injury Report: Jimmy Garoppolo, Jauan Jennings, Tony Pollard, and Mecole Hardman. Let’s take a deeper dive to learn who these players are.

Divisional Playoffs: Jimmy Garoppolo, Jauan Jennings, Tony Pollard, and Mecole Hardman update

Divisional Playoffs: Jimmy Garoppolo, Jauan Jennings, Tony Pollard, and Mecole Hardman update


  • Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Jauan Jennings
  • Tony Pollard
  • Mecole Hardman

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1. Jimmy Garoppolo

Fox’s Jay Glazer reported this weekend that the 49ers are hoping to get Jimmy Garoppolo back for the playoffs. However, if he does return, his role on the team will be as the backup quarterback.

2. Jauan Jennings

The 49ers’ third-string wideout has sprained his ankle and is questionable for Sunday’s game. In the Wild Card round, Jennings was on the field for 42% of the team’s offensive snaps and finished with two receptions for 41 yards.

See more: San Francisco will bench Jimmy Garoppolo if he returns for the playoffs

3. Tony Pollard

Pollard is ESPN’s projected backup for Ezekiel Elliott in Dallas for the third straight year. Despite being a “backup,” Pollard’s role has grown each of the last three seasons, culminating in a top-30 fantasy season in 2021.

Despite having a low number of touches (he was 36th at RB), Pollard’s 5.5 YPC and 2.7 YAC were both top five, and his 87% catch rate and 7.5 YPT were both top 10.

The 25-year-old isn’t worth starting on his own (he only had one top-15 finish all of last season), but he’s a top-tier backup plan who would become an RB1 if Elliott were to get hurt.

4. Mecole Hardman

UPDATED: January 18th, 1:45 PM ET – The fact that Hardman did not participate in Wednesday’s practice has raised legitimate concerns about his availability for Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup between the Chiefs and Jaguars. In response to the situation, Hardman tweeted, “Marathon > Sprint.”


Hardman was listed as questionable for the Chiefs’ season finale in Week 18, but he was ultimately declared out of the game. Considering the Chiefs no longer had a first-round bye, he had an extra two weeks to get healthy. Hardman hasn’t been seen since Week 9, so even if he makes it back for the playoffs, it will be in a diminished capacity.