Antoine Bethea is set to start for the 49ers this season at strong safety with Eric Reid entrenched at free safety. But the former doesn't know who their secondary mates will be and he's expecting quite a battle.
49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not be placed on the commissioner's exempt list and will open the season on the active roster, the team announced. Brooks was recently indicted on one count of sexual battery.
Pass-catching back Reggie Bush (calf) is listed as probable for the 49ers on Sunday against Green Bay.
With three consecutive full practices under his belt, Bush is poised to return for a favorable matchup. He doesn't figure to see much work outside of passing downs, but it isn't hard to imagine a scenario in which the 49ers fall behind and are forced to abandon the run.
49ers tight end Vernon Davis (knee) will return to practice Friday, with his availability for Sunday's game depending on how the practice goes, ESPN's Paul Gutierrez reports.
Davis missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but his injury isn't thought to be serious. He no longer inspires confidence in owners when fully healthy, so even if he plays, he'll be a tough sell for Sunday's game.
Officially listed as probable, Ellington is in line to play for the first time since Week 1. However, he may only be fourth or fifth in the wideout pecking order, as Quinton Patton worked ahead of Ellington back in Week 1.
Rams wideout Kenny Britt (shoulder) returned to practice Friday and is listed as probable for the Week 4 battle against the host Cardinals.
His ailment isn't much of a concern, even though he missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday. He has emerged as the closest thing the Rams have to a No. 1 wide receiver, leading his position group in targets (17), catches (11) and snaps (130) through three games.
Cunningham was a late addition to the injury report for Friday, with a minor knee issue holding him out of practice. He's still expected to play, albeit in a limited role now that Todd Gurley and Tre Mason are both healthy. Cunningham won't see much work outside of obvious passing situations.