49ers’ Kyle Shanahan makes first comments on Charles Omenihu since arrest

San Francisco 49ers’ Charles Omenihu (94) chases Washington Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke in the first half at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

SANTA CLARA — Coach Kyle Shanahan said Charles Omenihu remains a candidate to play in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, despite the 49ers defensive lineman’s arrest Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence.

Shanahan, speaking before Wednesday’s practice, said: “We’re letting the legal process take care of itself, so if he’s healthy, he’ll play this week.

“We’ve looked into it the last 48 hours, not necessarily with only himself but other people,”

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