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Dante Pettis

Dante Pettis

Wide Receiver #18
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 186 lb.
College:Washington
Age:24
Born:October 23, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 2 (44)
Draft Team:SF

Dante Pettis: Heading toward roster bubble

Pettis may need to compete for a roster spot, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Unable to build on a successful finish to his rookie campaign, the 2018 second-round pick was limited to 11 catches in 11 games last season and didn't play a single snap in the playoffs. Coach Kyle Shanahan said he wants to see Pettis look like he's on a mission this offseason, but the selection of fellow wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk in the first round suggests the Niners aren't count on much. With Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne considered roster locks, the 49ers figure to have a large group of WRs competing for three roster spots, including Pettis, Trent Taylor (foot), Jalen Hurd, Richie James, Jauan Jennings and Travis Benjamin (quad). The second-round pedigree could work in Pettis' favor, but even then he might be limited to a depth role.

April 30, 2020 5:13 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Facing crucial offseason

Coach Kyle Shanahan said he wants to see Pettis "on a mission" this offseason, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Unable to build on a strong finish to his rookie campaign, Pettis was limited to 11 receptions and 313 offensive snaps in 2019, eventually serving as a healthy scratch on gamedays. Shanahan said the lack of playing time was based on an accumulation of factors, including a lack of intensity running routes. Shanahan also hinted that the upcoming offseason could be make-or-break for Pettis' career, noting that he's seen some players "filter out" when they struggle to rebound from a sophomore slump. The 24-year-old wide receiver should at least have a chance to earn a significant role, as Deebo Samuel is the only locked-in starter for San Francisco's wide receiver group.

February 26, 2020 9:24 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Healthy scratch for Super Bowl

Pettis (coach's decision) is inactive for the Super Bowl against Kansas City, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Pettis has had a dramatic fall from grace with the 49ers throughout his sophomore season, making his inactive status for Super Bowl LIV a fitting end to the 2019 campaign. Though the second-year wideout was active for the NFC Championship against the Packers, he didn't play record any snaps during the contest.

February 2, 2020 2:18 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Practices in full Friday

Pettis (illness) was a full practice participant Friday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Pettis brushed off the illness that sidelined him Thursday, or at the very least was able to gut it out and fit in every practice rep to wrap up the first week of Super Bowl prep. Considering he hasn't seen a target since Week 10, though, he's unlikely to make a splash versus the Chiefs on Feb. 2.

January 24, 2020 2:32 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Returns from illness

Pettis (illness) returned to practice Friday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Pettis only missed one day and should be healthy with plenty of time to spare before the Super Bowl. He was technically active for the NFC Championship Game, but he didn't actually play any snaps in a 37-20 win over the Packers. Any involvement in the Super Bowl would come as a modest surprise.

January 24, 2020 1:25 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Under the weather

Pettis did not practice Thursday due to an illness, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Pettis will have a week and a half to return to full health ahead of the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, so there's not yet any reason to consider his availability in jeopardy. More pressingly, the second-year wideout has not recorded a snap on offense since Week 12 of the regular season. Having tumbled down to a depth role in San Francisco's receiver corps, Pettis will be an unlikely candidate to factor into the team's plans on offense even if he's at full strength.

January 23, 2020 3:26 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Falls completely out of favor

Pettis finished with 11 receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games during the regular season.

Analysis: Pettis was the biggest disappointment for a 49ers squad that surged to the top of the NFC in 2019. The 23-year-old appeared to be turning into a fantasy factor over the final four weeks of the 2018 season, but he failed to build off of the momentum and seize a potential starting opportunity. Coach Kyle Shanahan questioned the sophomore's effort during training camp, and his statements rang true when the former second-round pick quickly lost his starting job and even return duties to less-proven wideouts. Pettis has flashed his potential at times, and while he remains under contract in San Francisco for the next two years, a potential change of scenery could benefit both sides after a disastrous season.

January 3, 2020 1:54 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Returns to full participation

Pettis (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Pettis has been sidelined by a knee injury for two consecutive games, but he appears on pace to be available for the 49ers' Week 15 tilt against the Falcons. Pettis has played no more than 33 offensive snaps in a single contest since Week 7, however, so don't expect a sudden burst in production upon his return.

December 11, 2019 5:14 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Sitting out Week 14

Pettis (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: The 49ers will be down two receivers in Pettis and Marquise Goodwin (knee/foot) in Week 14, but both players have been afterthoughts in coach Kyle Shanahan's offensive game plan of late. Even if Pettis shakes off the sprained knee in time for the Week 15 game against the Falcons, he likely won't be in line for more than a handful of snaps.

December 8, 2019 8:45 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Questionable for Week 14

Pettis (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Pettis sat out Week 13's loss to the Ravens due to a lingering knee issue, and his status for Sunday's tilt against the Saints could come down to a game-time decision. The second-year pro plays a depth role in San Francisco's receiving corps. He hasn't seen more than three targets in a single game since Week 6.

December 6, 2019 12:29 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Logs limited practice

Pettis (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday,Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Pettis missed the team's Week 13 contest against the Raiders and is expected to miss a second consecutive game in Week 14. However, he practiced on a side field Wednesday and upgraded that to limited participation Thursday. That said, even if he is ruled out for Sunday's contest, he is trending in the right direction.

December 5, 2019 1:24 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Officially DNP

Pettis (knee) was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Although Pettis was spotted working out on a side field, his participation wasn't enough to be marked as limited. The second-year wideout isn't expected to suit up Sunday against the Saints, so Marquise Goodwin and Richie James could see slight upticks in usage.

December 4, 2019 4:28 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Rehabbing on side Wednesday

Pettis (knee) practiced on the side field Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Pettis isn't expected to play Sunday against the Saints, and his inability to practice with the team aligns with that notion. The second-year pro likely won't have much responsibility when he returns to action, as Emmanuel Sanders, Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne are expected to lead the way.

December 4, 2019 12:02 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Likely out another week

Pettis (knee) isn't expected to be available for Sunday's game at New Orleans, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Pettis suffered a left knee sprain at practice last week and was unable to play during Sunday's loss to the Ravens. The 24-year-old played a minimal offensive role in the weeks leading up to the injury, so his availability is unlikely to impact the offense.

December 2, 2019 2:18 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Won't face Ravens

Pettis (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Baltimore, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Pettis is believed to have suffered a knee sprain during Wednesday's practice, adding one more obstacle to a disappointing season. His absence won't have much impact on the Week 13 gameplan, as he played just nine snaps on offense the past two weeks.

November 29, 2019 1:41 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Avoids serious injury

Pettis is believed to be nursing a knee sprain Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Pettis was forced out of Wednesday's practice due to a knee issue and couldn't participate Thursday, but it appears as though he's dodged any injuries with long-term ramifications. The second-year pro's status for Sunday's game against the Ravens remains up in the air, but it's positive news that he isn't in danger of missing extended time. Pettis has logged just seven offensive snaps across the past two games, so it wouldn't be a very notable blow to San Francisco's offense if he were to sit out Week 13.

November 29, 2019 8:04 AM EST

Dante Pettis: Doesn't practice Thursday

Pettis (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Pettis injured himself in Wednesday's practice and was pretty likely to sit out just a day later. If he is able to return Friday, he would have a better chance to suit up against the Ravens.

November 28, 2019 2:48 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Picks up left knee injury

Pettis injured his left knee at Wednesday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Pettis suffered the injury during a special-teams drill and was eventually listed as a non-participant on the 49ers' first practice report of Week 13, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. Nothing more is known about the nature or severity of Pettis' health concern, meaning his status will continue to be monitored as the weekend draws closer.

November 27, 2019 3:59 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Active, but not used

Pettis was on the field for just seven snaps and went without a target in Sunday's 37-8 win over the Packers.

Analysis: Seven snaps is an upgrade from the zero Pettis received last week against Arizona, but it has become apparent that the team no longer views him as part of the offensive gameplan. Barring an unforeseen change or injury to another wideout, the second-year man should be left on the wire heading into Week 13.

November 25, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Dante Pettis: Playing Week 11

Pettis (back) is listed as active Sunday against the Cardinals, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Available for all 10 of the 49ers games this season, Pettis hasn't made much of an impact when on the field in the previous nine, posting an 11-109-2 line on 24 targets. Top wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) is banged up at the moment, but Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne (and not Pettis) profited when the veteran was knocked out of the team's Week 10 loss to the Seahawks. As a result, Pettis may be relegated to a situational role yet again on this game day.

November 17, 2019 11:42 AM EST

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