Reaser could start next Sunday against the Cowboys if Jimmie Ward (quadriceps) isn't able to suit up, CSN Bay Area reports.
Reaser played 48 snaps and recorded two tackles after taking over for the injured Ward on Sunday. The former's injury looked serious and he could miss extended time. If that's the case, then Reaser could be in line to start in his place.
Bowman collected seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's blowout loss to the Seahawks.
While seven tackles isn't a horrendous total, owners probably expected more from their top IDP option against a run-heavy team like Seattle. He could have padded his stats a little more if he hadn't been pulled from the game late in the fourth when the game was clearly out of hand. Next week's opponent (Dallas) provides a similar run-heavy attack, leaving Bowman with a strong chance to get back into the double-digit territory with tackles.
Kaepernick underwent three surgeries this offseason and still isn't ready to be 'full-go', according to Kelly. That perhaps explains why Kaepernick hasn't taken a snap yet this season, even though starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert hasn't really impressed through the 49ers' first three games. That proved particularly true Sunday against the Seahawks, but until Kaepernick is deemed fully healthy, it seems a potential promotion from his status as San Francisco's No. 2 quarterback won't be considered.
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As expected, Hodges got the start alongside NaVorro Bowman on Sunday and turned in a respectable six-tackle performance. He played in 60 of the team's 70 defensive snaps, dismissing any idea of a time-share with Michael Wilhoite. Hodges has racked up 16 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the two games since Ray-Ray Armstrong (pectoral) went down for the season. He could end up being one of the best IDP values this season due to his reduced draft day price and current situation.