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San Francisco 49ers

Stadium: Levi's Stadium | Coach: Chip Kelly
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense32nd123.3 (5th)169.5 (32nd)
Defense27th174.5 (32nd)215.5 (7th)
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91Armstead, Arik DE6-729211/15/19932Oregon
68Beadles, Zane G6-430511/19/19867Utah
84Bell, Blake TE6-62528/7/19912Oklahoma
50Bellore, Nick ILB6-12505/12/19896Central Michigan
41Bethea, Antoine SS5-112067/27/198411Howard
98Blair, Ronald DE6-32701/21/1993RAppalachian State
26Brock, Tramaine CB5-101978/20/19887Belhaven College
55Brooks, Ahmad OLB6-32593/14/198411Virginia
77Brown, Trent T6-83554/13/19932Florida
99Buckner, DeForest DE6-73003/17/1994ROregon
13Burbridge, Aaron WR6-020812/23/1993RMichigan State
95Carradine, Tank LB6-42952/18/19894Florida State
88Celek, Garrett TE6-52525/29/19885Michigan State
20Cromartie, Marcus CB6-019512/3/19903Wisconsin
22Davis, Mike RB5-92172/19/19932South Carolina
4Dawson, Phil K5-112001/23/197518Texas
92Dial, Quinton DE6-53187/21/19904Alabama
90Dorsey, Glenn DE6-12978/1/19859Louisiana State
24Draughn, Shaun RB5-1120512/7/19875North Carolina
2Gabbert, Blaine QB6-423510/15/19896Missouri
65Garnett, Joshua G6-53212/21/1994RStanford
85Hamm, Je'Ron TE6-32366/15/19922Louisiana-Monroe
58Harold, Eli OLB6-32651/20/19942Virginia
32Harris, DuJuan RB5-72069/3/19883Troy
51Hodges, Gerald ILB6-22361/17/19914Penn State
28Hyde, Carlos RB6-02359/20/19903Ohio State
63Jerod-Eddie, Tony DE6-53013/29/19904Texas A&M
36Johnson, Dontae CB6-220012/1/19913North Carolina State
7Kaepernick, Colin QB6-423011/3/19876Nevada
17Kerley, Jeremy WR5-918811/8/19886Texas Christian
67Kilgore, Daniel C6-330812/18/19876Appalachian State
59Lynch, Aaron OLB6-52703/8/19933South Florida
19Martin, Keshawn WR5-111953/15/19905Michigan State
66Martin, Marcus C6-332111/29/19933USC
89McDonald, Vance TE6-42676/13/19904Rice
86Nelson, Kyle LS6-224010/3/19865New Mexico State
11Patton, Quinton WR6-02048/9/19904Louisiana Tech
5Pinion, Bradley P6-52296/1/19942Clemson
15Ponder, Christian QB6-22302/25/19885Florida State
64Purcell, Mike NT6-33034/20/19913Wyoming
27Reaser, Keith CB6-01907/31/19912Florida Atlantic
23Redmond, Will CB6-018612/28/1993RMississippi State
35Reid, Eric FS6-121312/10/19914Louisiana State
33Robinson, Rashard CB6-11777/23/1995RLouisiana State
38Shepherd, JaCorey CB5-111993/29/19932Kansas
56Skov, Shayne ILB6-32477/9/19902Stanford
82Smith, Torrey WR6-02051/26/19896Maryland
74Staley, Joe T6-53158/30/198410Central Michigan
81Streater, Rod WR6-21952/9/19885Temple
29Tartt, Jaquiski SS6-12212/18/19922Samford
71Theus, John T6-63031/19/1994RGeorgia
61Tiller, Andrew G6-43243/13/19894Syracuse
25Ward, Jimmie CB5-111937/18/19913Northern Illinois
57Wilhoite, Michael ILB6-024012/7/19865Washburn
93Williams, Ian NT6-13058/31/19896Notre Dame
Injured Players
54Armstrong, Ray-Ray (IR) OLB6-32203/5/19914Miami (Fla.)
53Bowman, NaVorro (IR) ILB6-02425/28/19887Penn State
43Davis, Chris (IR) CB5-1020111/4/19903Auburn
10Ellington, Bruce (IR) WR5-91978/22/19913South Carolina
9Lewis, Thad (IR) QB6-221911/19/19874Duke
14Rogers, Eric (IR) WR6-32102/12/19911California Lutheran
Practice Squad
56Balducci, Alex C6-43103/1/1994ROregon
64Cooper, Fahn T6-53064/30/1993RMississippi
 Grant, Curtis LB6-224012/28/19921Ohio State
14Harper, Chris WR5-1118512/7/19931California
30Iworah, Prince Charles CB5-111933/11/1993RWestern Kentucky
63Price, Norman T6-43118/25/1994RSouthern Mississippi
44Rush, Marcus LB6-32516/19/19911Michigan State
 Smelter, DeAndre WR6-222712/3/19911Georgia Tech
23Taylor, Kelvin RB5-102059/28/1993RFlorida
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
San Francisco6-5320.56-4295.226.02141
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Position Listing
Mike Purcell
Purcell (ankle) was removed from the 49ers' injury report after practicing in full on Friday.

Purcell was limited on Wednesday and Thursday, but his status for Sunday's matchup against the Seahawks never seemed to be in question.

NaVorro Bowman
Bowman had surgery done on his torn Achilles this week, Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports.

After successful surgery on his torn left Achilles, Bowman will begin the rehab process and work towards a possible 2017 return to the field. The injury was a big blow to those who owned him in IDP leagues, as he was already on pace to match his league-leading tackle mark he set last season. The All-Pro linebacker bounced back from the gruesome knee injury he sustained in the 2013 playoffs and didn't skip a beat, so fantasy owners and fans of football alike are hoping that he can make a similar recovery when he returns to the gridiron.

Achilles - Injured Reserve
Garrett Celek
Celek only pulled in one of the six balls thrown his way Thursday, finishing with four yards and no touchdowns in the loss to Arizona.

It was a game to forget for Celek, who was starting in place of Vance McDonald (hip). His final line of four yards on six targets tells you all you need to know about his fantasy potential. Not every incompletion was his fault, but there were two ugly drops where Celek was wide open and simply dropped passes that could have picked up big chunks of yardage. With the extra rest following Thursday night's game, McDonald has a good chance of returning to the field next week, which would force Celek back to TE2 on the 49ers' depth chart.

Bradley Pinion
The 49ers have signed the following draft picks to four-year contracts: Jaquiski Tartt , Eli Harold, Blake Bell, Mike Davis, DeAndre Smelter, Bradley Pinion, Ian Silberman, Trenton Brown and Busta Anderson, the team announced on Monday.

Tartt was selected in the second round out of Samford, where he amassed 277 tackles with six interceptions in his college career. Davis was selected in the fourth round and rushed for 2,440 yards and 22 touchdowns on 454 carries in his college career.

Rashard Robinson
Robinson (concussion) is active for Week 7's contest against the Buccaneers.

Robinson was able to pass the league's concussion protocol and will assume his role as a depth option at cornerback for the 49ers.

Joe Staley
The 49ers will have wideout Michael Crabtree Week 14 against the Raiders.

Crabtree came into the game listed as probable due to a knee injury. He was never really a threat to miss the contest. 

The team will have most of their probable players for the game. Chris Culliver, Bruce Ellington, Carlos Hyde, Stevie Johnson, Ray McDonald, Justin Smith and Joe Staley are all listed as active. All seven were considered probable.

Thad Lewis
Lewis suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's preseason opener and will now miss the remainder of this season, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Lewis was forced out during the third quarter of Sunday's game, when he was the second signal-caller used in wake of Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) being sidelined. However, now that his season has already come to a close, rookie Jeff Driskel should see more reps behind Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert in practice.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Shaun Draughn
Draughn could see his receiving back role resurface if Hyde (shoulder) is held out of Sunday's game.

Hyde is considered a long-shot to play Sunday against Tampa Bay, which would open up a potential running back by committee situation. Mike Davis is better suited for early-down work, but Draughn could get re-involved as a pass catching back with no true three-down back outside of Hyde on the roster. Draughn could be a sneaky play in deeper PPR formats.

Ray-Ray Armstrong
Armstrong collected four tackles (three solo) and an interception in Monday's win over the Rams.

Armstrong co-started at middle linebacker with Gerald Hodges with the latter receiving more snaps on early downs (41 for Armstrong and 19 for Hodges). The interception bolstered what would have been a pedestrian tackle total. If the two linebackers continue to split snaps, then neither will see enough opportunities to rack up enough tackles next to NaVorro Bowman to become relevant in IDP leagues.

Pectoral - Injured Reserve
Aaron Lynch
The 49ers activated Lynch from his suspension Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Lynch was absent for the first quarter of this season due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Now that he's back, the team opened up a spot on the 53-man roster by placing its best player, Navorro Bowman, on injured reserve due to a torn Achilles. Lynch will attempt to make up for the loss with his pass-rushing chops, which have so far helped him accrue 12.5 sacks in 30 career games.

DeAndre Smelter
Smelter (hamstring) was added to the 49ers' practice squad, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

Smelter was cut by the 49ers prior to the season after suffering a hamstring injury during training camp. Prior to the injury, the 2015 fourth-round pick had light breakout potential due to his size and athleticism. It is unclear if and when the 49ers will give Smelter a chance on the 53-man roster, or even if his hamstring injury has fully healed. While he is definitely not a player worth picking up right now, there is still potential for a late-season appearance where the team tries to get a better look at their former top receiving prospect on a team devoid of reliable options at that position.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay
Vance McDonald
McDonald (hip) returned to the field Sunday, pulling in both of his targets for 25 yards in a 45-16 loss to Buffalo.

McDonald had missed the 49ers' last two contests with a hip injury, regaining his starting role in the process. The downside is that he only saw two targets with Colin Kaepernick under center. Blaine Gabbert seemed to favor his tight ends, running backs and short-yardage receivers more than deep threats, so this changing of the guard represents a negative effect on McDonald's already-limited fantasy value.

Prince Charles Iworah
No Updates
Phil Dawson
Dawson was perfect Sunday, hitting from 33, 47 and 48 and converting his only PAT attempt in a 45-16 loss to Buffalo.

Despite the final score, this game was actually relatively close trough three quarters, so Dawson was able to get in a few field goals before things got out of hand. The 41-year-old is proving to be accurate yet again, hitting seven of his eight field goal attempts this season. The only concern with Dawson is whether or not the 49ers' offense will be able to put him in a position to produce big fantasy days. Sunday was the first time this season that he attempted more than two field goals.

Carlos Hyde
Hyde (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's Week 7 tilt versus the Bucs, the team's official site reports.

As expected, the bell-cow back will take a set with his shoulder injury, while a combination of Mike Davis, Shaun Draughn and DuJuan Harris set to handle the backfield workload against a tough Bucs run defense.

Shoulder - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay
JaCorey Shepherd
Shepherd was signed to the Eagles' practice squad, the team announced Monday.

As a result, the team also released guard Darrell Greene, making this the third time the two have swapped positions on the practice squad. The cornerback had been dealing with a torn ACL for the last year and was yet to really see the practice field, but he should now be able to serve as a fully healthy member of the squad.

Tony Jerod-Eddie
Jerod-Eddie did not record a tackle in Thursday's preseason finale. He will look to make the team as a backup lineman.

Jerod-Eddie injured his chest in the second week of the preseason but returned against Green Bay on Sept. 26 and had his best showing with four tackles. He projects as a backup lineman if he can survive Saturday's roster cuts.

Je'Ron Hamm
Hamm was signed to the 49ers' active roster on Saturday.

With both Vance McDonald (hip) and Garrett Celek (back) listed as questionable to play in Week 4, Hamm will serve as insurance at tight end if either McDonald or Celek can't play or gets knocked out of action during the game. RB DuJuan Harris was released to clear room.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay
Keshawn Martin
Martin was released by the Patriots, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

The Patriots opted to keep Chris Hogan and Malcom Mitchell instead of Martin, who was acquired by New England in a trade from Houston in 2015.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay
Quinton Patton
Patton turned four catches into 52 yards in Sunday's 45-16 loss to Buffalo.

Patton saw a season-high seven targets with Colin Kaepernick taking the reigns of the 49ers' offense. While fellow wideout Torrey Smith's uptick in production may be more sustainable based on past history, Patton's was likely a result of game flow. That's not to say the 49ers won't fall behind big again this season, but Smith is the receiver whose stock rose the most with the quarterback change. Patton should remain off the fantasy radar in standard formats until we see some sort of consistency.

Kelvin Taylor
Taylor cleared waivers and was signed to the 49ers' practice Squad, CSN Bay Area reports.

Taylor showed flashes of potential by rushing for 107 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries with the 49ers this preseason, but a crowded backfield forced the team to cut him. Now that he has signed with the practice squad, the 2016 sixth-round draft pick would likely get promoted should any of San Francisco's current backs go down to injury.

Marcus Cromartie
Cromartie (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Cromartie was limited in practice throughout the week, so it is not a huge surprise to see him sitting out Sunday's game. He provides the 49ers depth at free safety, but his absence shouldn't strongly affect San Francisco's defensive performance.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay
Joshua Garnett
No Updates
Arik Armstead
Armstead is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers due to a shoulder injury, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

Armstead has been dealing with a shoulder issue since the preseason. Expect DeForest Buckner to see additional snaps in Armstead's absence.

Shayne Skov
The Buccaneers signed linebacker Shayne Skov to their practice squad. He was released by the 49ers last week.
Dontae Johnson
Johnson tallied two combined tackles and added one pass defended during the 49ers Week 1 win over the Rams.

Johnson suffered a leg injury back in July, but it appears the three-year vet is back to 100 percent after a sound Week 1 performance.

Ronald Blair
Despite dropping weight during his pro day, Blair figures to be used as a situational defensive lineman this season, CSN Bay Area reports.

Blair said he dropped weight to increase his versatility on draft day as a potential outside linebacker. After going through the 49ers' offseason program, it sounds like the team wants to keep him as a defensive lineman. He doesn't project as a starter with the way the roster is currently constructed, but he could still see snaps given how often Chip Kelly's defenses are on the field.

Aaron Burbridge
Burbridge caught his first NFL pass Sunday, gaining five yards on the sole catch against Dallas.

The Michigan State product had only seen one target coming into Sunday's matchup, so while his catch wasn't fantasy-worthy, it is a sign that the 49ers are trying to get him more incorporated in the offense. That being said, San Francisco's air attack has been sub-par this season and It would still take an injury to one of their starting wideouts before Burbridge would get significant playing time.

Torrey Smith
Smith (back) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt versus the Bucs.

The speedster will thus be able to suit up for another opportunity to build rapport with Colin Kaepernick, who has the caliber of arm that can help accentuate Smith's considerable downfield skills. Smith was able to log limited practices Thursday and Friday, so his health appears solid entering the contest against what has been a vulnerable Bucs secondary to date this season.

DeForest Buckner
Buckner (foot) turned in his best performance of the season Sunday, racking up nine tackles (five solo), two sacks and recovering a fumble in a blowout loss to Buffalo.

Buckner showed no ill effects of the foot injury that held him out of last week's contest. He was on the field for 73 of the 49ers' 79 defensive snaps as the team takes the training wheels of their first-round draft pick. If Sunday's performance is a sign of things to come for Buckner, then he would become an IDP factor with his ability to rack up tackles and get to the quarterback.

Blake Bell
Bell finished his rookie campaign with 15 receptions (24 targets) for 186 yards.

Bell was buried on the depth chart early in the season, but a combination of Vernon Davis' departure and a losing season allowed San Francisco to showcase their fourth-round draft pick down the stretch. He responded by eclipsing 40 yards in three of the 49ers' last six games. Bell is still considered a project, so we may not see his full potential next season, but he should see more targets in 2016.

Nick Bellore
Bellore got another start and racked up a team-high 12 tackles (nine solo) and also recovered a fumble in Sunday's 45-16 loss to Buffalo.

If there was any doubt that Bellore was one of the 49ers' starting linebackers, that can officially be put to rest after he was on the field for all 79 of the team's defensive snaps Sunday. He should continue to put up excellent tackle totals on a team that will likely be playing from behind all season. Bellore is definitely a must-add in IDP leagues if he wasn't swooped up already.

Alex Balducci
No Updates
Daniel Kilgore
The 49ers waived 10 players on Monday. They were K Corey Acosta, LB Steve Beauharnais, CB Mylan Hicks, T Sean Hooey, WR Mario Hull, WR Chuck Jacobs, WR Nigel King, LB Shawn Lemon, FB Trey Millard and DL Lawrence Okoye.

Additionally, the 49ers placed G/C Daniel Kilgore on the PUP list to start the season and WR DeAndre Smelter on the NFI list. The team also placed WR Dres Anderson and LB Desmond Bishop on injured reserve.

Andrew Tiller
The 49ers have listed the following players as inactive for Saturday's Week 16 matchup against the Chargers: running back Carlos Hyde (ankle), wide receiver Steve Johnson (knee), cornerback Tramaine Brock (hamstring), linebacker Ahmad Brooks (thumb), quarterback Josh Johnson and guards Andrew Tiller and Joe Looney.

Hyde, Johnson and Brock were all ruled out for Saturday's game on the team's final report, but Brooks joins them on the inactive list after being deemed questionable. The team will have running back Frank Gore and wide receiver Michael Crabtree active for the game.

The 49ers are a 1-point favorite for the Saturday night showdown with the Chargers.

Eli Harold
Harold is the likely replacement for Aaron Lynch (suspension) after being held out of Thursday's preseason finale.

Harold was the early favorite to start in place of Lynch heading into training camp and he apparently did enough to not lose that right. He didn't record a sack in a limited role last season, so it is unlikely he will be able to replicate Lynch's pass-rushing prowess while he fills in for the suspended linebacker.

Glenn Dorsey
Dorsey (knee) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers.

Dorsey has been hindered by a knee injury since the preseason that has caused him to miss Week 5 and now Week 7. With Dorsey out, look for starting nose tackle Mike Purcell to see even more action than usual.

Knee - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay
John Theus
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay
No Updates
Kyle Nelson
Long-snapper Kyle Nelson has been re-signed by the 49ers to a four-year contract, per the team.

Nelson, a restricted free agent prior to re-signing, played in all 16 games last season. He added four tackles on special teams.

The 28-year-old has spent time with the Chargers and Redskins prior to signing with the 49ers in 2014.

Blaine Gabbert
Gabbert will serve as Colin Kaepernick's backup Sunday in Buffalo, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The much-discussed benching was finally made official Tuesday, with the 49ers announcing Colin Kaepernick as their Week 6 starter against a red-hot Buffalo defense. Given how poorly Gabbert has played, Kaepernick should get at least a few weeks to prove himself, assuming he stays healthy. If another change is eventually made, the Niners could go back to Gabbert or even give Christian Ponder a shot. The San Francisco offense will remain highly reliant on starting RB Carlos Hyde, who is somehow producing 4.0 yards per carry and 75 rushing yards per game for a team with no other viable weapons.

Mike Davis
With Carlos Hyde doubtful to play Sunday, Davis is next on the depth chart, but he could split the duties with Shaun Draughn and DuJuan Harris, CSN Bay Area reports.

Davis projects to see the bulk of early-down work Sunday. His skill-set best resembles an every-down back more than Shaun Draughn or DuJuan Harris. While none of the 49ers' running backs are "must-starts" against a stout Tampa Bay rush defense, Davis is the most appealing option and would likely see any goal-line carries that present themselves Sunday.

Chris Davis
Davis (knee) was moved to injured reserve on Monday.

Davis was carted off the field during the Niners' game against the Cardinals on Thursday and did not return. The specifics of his injury are unclear, however. JaCorey Shepherd was signed to take his place on the active roster.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Chris Harper
Harper was released by the 49ers on Tuesday.

Harper was released in order to make room for DuJuan Harris, who the team signed on Tuesday. The 22-year-old was moved to the active roster earlier in the week but will now look to find his way onto a new roster.

Curtis Grant
No Updates
Rod Streater
Streater was dealt from Kansas City to San Francsco on Saturday.

Believed to be a favorite to earn one of the Chiefs' final wide receiver spots, that instead went to De'Anthony Thomas. He will now provide some depth to a weak 49ers receiving corps.

Keith Reaser
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.

Tank Carradine
Carradine is considered questionable to return to Thursday's matchup with the Cardinals due to a toe injury, Matt Maiocco of the CSN Bay Area

Carradine had failed to record a statistic prior to exiting the contest. The severity of his injury is not known at this time. Eli Harold may see a bigger role providing outside linebacker depth in his absence.

Gerald Hodges
Hodges did not start in Thursday's loss to Arizona, logging just 10 snaps on defense and spending the majority of the game on the special team's unit.

After NaVorro Bowman went down with an Achilles injury last week, it was assumed Hodges would get the first crack to fill in for the All-Pro linebacker. The 49ers opted to go with Nick Bellore instead, who hadn't been a starter at any point during his five-year career. San Francisco's coaching staff may have viewed Bellore's superior run-stopping style a better fit alongside Michael Wilhoite, whose game similarly resembles Hodges. Whatever the case may have been, it appears Hodges is destined for a special team's role until further notice.

Michael Wilhoite
Wilhoite got the start Thursday, finishing with five tackles (three solo) and a half sack in the loss to the Cardinals.

Wilhoite started alongside Nick Bellore (11 tackles) and only ceded 10 snaps to Gerald Hodges. He will hold value in most IDP formats so long as he continues to start after posting 85 tackles in 12 games last season. If both Bellore and Wilhoite are available, The former may be the more attractive pickup due to latter likely dropping back in coverage more often than not.

Zane Beadles
The Jaguars have listed punter Bryan Anger (groin), guard Zane Beadles (calf), center Luke Bowanko (quad), defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (shoulder) and kicker Josh Scobee (quad) as probable for Week 1 against the Eagles, the team announced.
Tramaine Brock
Brock is listed as one of the starting cornerbacks on the 49ers' unofficial depth chart.

Brock had a strong 2015 season with 45 tackles and three interceptions. More importantly, he managed to stay relatively healthy after only playing in three games back in 2014. While the initial depth charts aren't set in stone, Brock appears to be a lock to start given his experience and recent production.

Bruce Ellington
Ellington (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Expected to serve as San Francisco's No. 2 or 3 wideout, Ellington sprained an ankle a couple weeks ago, then injured his hamstring in Friday's preseason game against the Packers. He hasn't been ruled out for the year, making him a prime candidate to return from IR mid-season. Following offseason rule changes, each team can take one player off IR at any point in the season after Week 6. Torrey Smith and Quinton Patton figure to start at wide receiver, with Jeremy Kerley, DeAndrew White and others competing to fill out the depth chart.

Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Marcus Rush
No Updates
Jeremy Kerley
Kerley was only able to pull in two of the seven balls thrown his way for 12 yards in a loss to Buffalo on Sunday.

Kerley -- who was San Francisco's leading receiver entering Sunday's game -- was negatively affected by the quarterback change this week. Colin Kaepernick hangs on to the ball longer and has a lengthier throwing motion than Blaine Gabbert, and that does not mesh well with Kerley's quick-hitting ability out of the slot. He was still targeted seven times, so his new quarterback was trying to feed him the ball. We will have to see how this relationship develops down the stretch, starting with next week's matchup against the Buccaneers.

Trent Brown
The 49ers have signed the following draft picks to four-year contracts: Jaquiski Tartt , Eli Harold, Blake Bell, Mike Davis, DeAndre Smelter, Bradley Pinion, Ian Silberman, Trenton Brown and Busta Anderson, the team announced on Monday.

Tartt was selected in the second round out of Samford, where he amassed 277 tackles with six interceptions in his college career. Davis was selected in the fourth round and rushed for 2,440 yards and 22 touchdowns on 454 carries in his college career.

Antoine Bethea
Bethea led the 49ers with 12 tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's loss to Dallas.

With Dez Bryant (knee) sidelined, Bethea was used closer to the line of scrimmage and it resulted in a season-high in tackles. He has turned in alternating strong and weak tackle totals through four games, good for 28 tackles and an interception which should be considered solid production from a safety. If Carson Palmer (concussion) does not play this Thursday, then you can expect similar usage from Bethea as the 49ers try to combat David Johnson's heavy usage.

Colin Kaepernick
Kaepernick will remain the 49ers' starting quarterback this Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Kaepernick made his first start of the season in Sunday's loss to the Bills, completing 13 of 29 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown. He also ran eight times for 66 yards, but led San Francisco's offense to just 16 points. However, without a more attractive alternative considering Blaine Gabbert's struggles before him, Kaepernick will maintain the 49ers' starting gig versus Tampa Bay this Sunday, when he'll hope another week at the helm results in an improved performance.

DuJuan Harris
Harris was promoted to the 49ers' active roster on Saturday.

Harris' promotion is likely temporary with the 49ers' currently thin at running back. Harris' status on the active roster is likely directly linked to Carlos Hyde (shoulder), but as long as the latter remains out, Harris provides necessary depth at running back.

Eric Rogers
The Cowboys announced Tuesday they released wide receiver Anthony Amos, tight end Colin Cochart, guard Dennis Godfrey, wide receiver Jared Green, linebacker Deon Lacey, kicker Brett Maher, wide receiver Eric Rogers, quarterback Nick Stephens and cornerback Brandon Underwood.
Knee - Injured Reserve
Eric Reid
Reid led all San Francisco defenders with 12 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's blowout loss to the Seahawks.

The 12 combined tackles marked a career-high for the fourth-year safety. Reid doesn't usually post double-digit tackle totals, but Seattle's offense was breaking through to the second level consistently Sunday, resulting in the uncharacteristically-high tackle total. Even with Sunday's inflated total, Reid is on pace to top his career-high mark of 77 tackles set in 2013.

Ian Williams
Williams was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

This move was made to make room on the roster for offensive lineman Anthony Davis who was reinstated by the league from retirement Saturday. It remains to be seen when Williams will play again.

Undisclosed - Out for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay
Jimmie Ward
Ward (quadriceps) practiced in full again on Wednesday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Ward returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since straining his right quad in Week 3. He apparently suffered no setbacks, as he was able to take on a full workload at Wednesday's practice as well. He is trending toward a return to the field Sunday.

Marcus Martin
The 49ers will have wideout Michael Crabtree Week 17 against the Cardinals.

Crabtree came into the contest listed as probable due to a knee injury. The club will also have Chris Culliver, Brandon Lloyd, Marcus Martin and Justin Smith. All four players were also listed as probable. 

Bruce Ellington, who came into the game listed as questionable due to a hamstring injury, will give it a go. He's the only player listed as questionable who will attempt to play through his injury. 

Will Redmond
Redmond (knee) has been selected to return from the IR but has not yet officially been activated, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Redmond was placed on the IR before the beginning of the regular season as he was still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in 2015. Now healthy, the rookie will have a 21-day window to begin practicing with the team but cannot play in a game until Week 9. The 49ers have dealt with several secondary injuries this season, so having Redmond back on the depth chart will hopefully sure-up some of those holes. Look for more updates on his official activation to come sometime in the next two weeks.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Fahn Cooper
No Updates
Jaquiski Tartt
Tartt (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's tilt with the Bills.

Tartt is a reserve safety for the 49ers, so look for starter Antoine Bethea to hold down most of the action at strong safety, although his absence could have an impact on special teams.

Norman Price
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Quinton Dial
Dial (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

Though limited during Wednesday and Thursday's sessions, Dial appears good to go and will play Sunday against the Panthers.

Ahmad Brooks
Brooks (undisclosed) has only been participating in walk-throughs during 49ers' OTAs, CSN Bay Area reports.

49ers defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil wouldn't disclose the nature of Brooks' injury, but said that he is "hoping that we can get something out of him by the end of spring." It doesn't sound like the injury is serious, and we will update his status as soon as more information is provided by the team.

Christian Ponder
A locker room source stated that "Ponder is the best quarterback on the roster," CSN Bay Area reports.

While the locker room source doesn't make the decisions for the 49ers, they did suggest that there is some support for Ponder to start within the locker room. The third-string quarterback has a similar skill set to Gabbert in that he doesn't take too many shots downfield and also possesses the ability to run the ball. Regardless of whoever Chip Kelly chooses, it appears a change is looming after a 1-4 start.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay