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Dwelley (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Dwelley's absence from the practice field Wednesday was expected, as he suffered a right high-ankle sprain in Sunday's win over Philadelphia and is expected to miss some time. The veteran tight end has worked primarily on special teams this season, and he's logged more than four offensive snaps just once since Week 5. As such, his likely absence against Seattle this coming Sunday shouldn't have a significant impact on San Francisco's offensive game plan.
Vannett (concussion) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Vannett has been dealing with the aftermath of a concussion presumably suffered Week 11 against the Packers, and he's been held out of each of the Chargers' past two games. Though it's not clear if he's cleared the NFL's five-step concussion protocol, the tight end's limited practice session Wednesday is a positive sign of progress after he logged a trio of DNPs during prep last week. Vannett is behind Gerald Everett, Donald Parham and possibly Stone Smartt in Los Angeles' tight end pecking order, and he hasn't logged more than 20 percent of the team's offensive snaps in any of the three games in which he's played thus far.
Stoll (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
With Dallas Goedert (forearm) sidelined, Stoll started each of the last three games but has done very little in the box score with just two catches for 17 yards on four targets in that span. Goedert is tentatively expected back this Sunday night against Dallas.
Higbee (neck) missed Wednesday's walkthrough, Bridget Condon of NFL Network reports.
Higbee had a concussion check this past Sunday against the Browns, and while he avoided the protocol for head injuries, he instead came out of that game with a neck stinger. With an absence under his belt to begin Week 14 prep, he has only two more chances to mix into drills this week before the Rams potentially make a ruling on his availability for Sunday's contest at Baltimore.
Strange (toe) was a non-participant during practice Wednesday, Demetrius Harvey of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Strange was unable to suit up Monday against the Bengals, and the rookie tight end continues to be sidelined as the team turns its focus toward Week 14. The Penn State product will have another opportunity to get back on the field Thursday, which he may need to make happen if he's going to suit up Sunday against the Browns.
Sullivan (shoulder) was a limited participant during practice Wednesday.
Sullivan dealt with a shoulder injury earlier in the season but has been playing through it and has remained absent from the team's injury reports. It's not clear if this is a new injury or something the LSU product aggravated during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. Either way, Sullivan will continue working to get healthy and suit up in Week 14 against the Saints.
Conklin (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
This is a new injury for Conklin. Soft-tissue injuries can be tricky to navigate, but it's encouraging that he was able to practice in some capacity Wednesday. If Conklin can upgrade to full participation Thursday or Friday, he could avoid the injury report ahead of Sunday's home game against the Texans. With C.J. Uzomah (knee) going on injured reserve Wednesday, the Jets' tight end depth chart behind Conklin consists of Jeremy Ruckert and Kenny Yeboah, who returned from a hamstring injury of his own Wednesday.
Tremble (hip) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.
Tremble missed the Panthers' loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday due to the injury, which is still hindering him as Week 14 prep begins. However, the 23-year-old still has Thursday and Friday to ramp up his activity level and be ready for the team's next game against the Saints, which could see him have a prominent role on offense due to the number of injuries in the Panthers' tight end group.
Schultz (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.
Any form of participation is a positive sign after the tight end missed all three of the Texans' practice last week before being ruled out for an eventual win over the Broncos. Backup tight end Brevin Jordan filled in admirably for Schultz, catching three of four targets for 64 yards while playing 75 percent of snaps on offense and running routes on 67 percent of C.J. Stroud's dropbacks.
Goedert (forearm) was listed as a full on Wednesday's practice estimate.
This marks Goedert's second on-field appearance since fracturing his right forearm back in Week 9, and an uncapped walkthrough signifies that he's ready to return to action. Prior to the injury, he never fell below a 76 percent snap share on a weekly basis, resulting in a 38-410-2 line on 52 targets in nine games. Assuming he suits up Sunday night at Dallas, Goedert should be poised for a similar workload alongside wide receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.