The 49ers are being cautious with veteran safety Antoine Bethea. He would likely clear the NFL concussion protocol, but the team is still planning to sit him out of the Sunday game against Denver, per CSNBayarea.com.
49ers running back Marcus Lattimore should be activated from the non-football injury list "sometime during the season," reports ESPN. Lattimore is coming back from a devastating knee injury he suffered at South Carolina in 2012.
Falcons veteran running back Steven Jackson remains out of practice Thursday. He has been nursing a hamstring injury, but is still on target to be ready for the regular season opener against New Orleans.
The Falcons announced Thursday linebacker Marquis Spruill will miss the entire 2014 season after suffering a torn ACL in practice Wednesday. Spruill was drafted in the fifth round (168th overall) out of Syracuse.