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49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin ‘feeling the love’ since return to team

Marquise Goodwin, 49ers

The San Franciso 49ers offense has largely struggled throughout the 2018 NFL season. Fortunately, help has arrived with the return of wide receiver Marquise Goodwin.

Goodwin has missed the last two games while dealing with a family matter. According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports, he is appreciative of the warm welcome he has received:

“It’s been awesome to feel the love from my team, and the support from them,” Goodwin said Friday in his first public comments since returning to the Bay Area on the eve of the 49ers’ game at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“At the beginning it was from afar because I wasn’t at the facility. Being around them and preparing for this week has been great for my morale personally. And, hopefully, that adds a different element on game day for the whole team.”

Goodwin had been excused by the team for his absence. Although he declined to elaborate on any specifics, it is encouraging to see that the 49ers have done everything they can to make sure he has a seamless transition back to the field.

He has since managed to take part in practice all week.

San Francisco is preparing to take on the Denver Broncos and can certainly use all the help they can get. They have been severely under-manned throughout the course of the 2018 campaign due to injury.

Goodwin’s return should give quarterback Nick Mullens another bonafide weapon outside of tight end George Kittle to work with in the passing game. The speedy wideout has registered 17 catches for 339 yards and four touchdowns in eight games thus far.