49ers rookie running back Marcus Lattimore, who was expected to sit out the 2013 season recovering from a major knee injury suffered in college last year, could be cleared to practice soon, according to The State. Lattimore has been on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list all season.
Falcons coach Mike Smith said Monday safety Thomas DeCoud will be a non-contact participant in practice Wednesday after sitting out Week 15 due to a concussion. Smith is expecting DeCoud to play Week 16 at San Francisco.
In addition to defensive back Thomas DeCoud, who was ruled out earlier in the week with a concussion, the Falcons' list of inactives for Week 15 against the Redskins includes running back Antone Smith (knee), linebacker Omar Gaither, offensive lineman Terren Jones, offensive lineman Sean Locklear, tight end Chase Coffman and defensive lineman Travian Robertson. Gaither, Jones, Locklear, Coffman and Robertson are all healthy scratches.