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Jimmy Garoppolo Shoulder: Veteran QB Fully Healed From March Surgery?

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Jimmy Garoppolo injury update on his shoulder surgery.
Jimmy Garoppolo injury update on his shoulder surgery. / Associated Press

Veteran starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo remains the best available signal-caller as multiple teams appear to have holes at quarterback. 

Chief among that group is the Cleveland Browns, who are intending on contending but will be without Deshaun Watson for 11 games after the suspension settlement agreed to on Thursday.

Garoppolo’s recently-repaired shoulder is no longer an issue, according to the Pro Football Docs, and he should be ready to play Week 1 for whichever team brings him in with an SIC score of 93. 

Garoppolo reportedly started a throwing program in late-June and was cleared for full participation during his training camp entrance physical, where he is going through his normal ramp-up period based on limited reports. 

The bigger problem for Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers is his over-market $24.2 million salary and $26.95 million cap hit, which he is highly unlikely to agree to take less than to help push through a potential trade. 

San Francisco is unlikely to keep Garoppolo on the roster past the final roster cuts on August 30, but are reportedly willing to keep him all the way up until that deadline if no trade materializes. 

The 30-year-old suffered a rotator cuff contusion in the first half of the 49ers’ Wild Card win over the Cowboys but he played with the injury through the NFC Championship game loss, throwing two touchdowns and three interceptions on 58.1% completion with a game-winning drive at a snowy Lambeau Field.

He surprised the 49ers by undergoing surgery on his right shoulder the first week in March. 

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