San Francisco 49ers

Stadium: Levi's Stadium | Coach: Chip Kelly
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense31st96.5 (21st)207.2 (28th)
Defense29th126.2 (26th)261.2 (26th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
20Acker, Kenneth CB5-111952/6/19923Southern Methodist
48Anderson, Rory TE6-424610/2/19922South Carolina
6Anderson, Dres WR6-21907/20/19922Utah
91Armstead, Arik DE6-729211/15/19932Oregon
54Armstrong, Ray-Ray OLB6-32203/5/19914Miami (Fla.)
 Balducci, Alex C6-33083/1/1994ROregon
68Beadles, Zane G6-431511/19/19867Utah
 Bell, Jered DB6-12051/19/1992RColorado
84Bell, Blake TE6-62528/7/19912Oklahoma
50Bellore, Nick LB6-12505/12/19896Central Michigan
41Bethea, Antoine SS5-112067/27/198411Howard
 Blair, Ronald DE6-12721/21/1993RAppalachian State
53Bowman, NaVorro ILB6-02425/28/19887Penn State
26Brock, Tramaine CB5-101978/20/19887Belhaven College
55Brooks, Ahmad OLB6-32593/14/198411Virginia
77Brown, Trent T6-83554/13/19932Florida
 Buckner, DeForest DE6-72813/17/1994ROregon
 Burbridge, Aaron WR6-021012/23/1993RMichigan State
 Cajuste, Devon WR6-32161/31/1993RStanford
19Campbell, DiAndre WR6-220612/19/19911Washington
95Carradine, Tank DT6-42952/18/19894Florida State
88Celek, Garrett TE6-52525/29/19885Michigan State
 Cherry, Demetrius DT6-63006/21/1992RArizona
 Cooper, Fahn T6-43084/30/1993RMississippi
47Cromartie, Marcus CB6-019512/3/19903Wisconsin
22Davis, Mike RB5-92172/19/19932South Carolina
43Davis, Chris CB5-1020111/4/19903Auburn
9Dawson, Phil K5-112001/23/197518Texas
92Dial, Quinton DE6-53187/21/19903Alabama
90Dorsey, Glenn DE6-12978/1/19859Louisiana State
24Draughn, Shaun RB5-1120512/7/19874North Carolina
 Driskel, Jeff QB6-32304/23/1993RLouisiana Tech
10Ellington, Bruce WR5-91978/22/19913South Carolina
 Fanaika, Jason LB6-22766/17/1992RUtah
2Gabbert, Blaine QB6-423510/15/19896Missouri
 Garnett, Joshua G6-43172/21/1994RStanford
30Gaskins, Kendall RB6-123811/4/19902Richmond
83Hamm, Je'Ron TE6-32366/15/19922Louisiana-Monroe
58Harold, Eli OLB6-32471/20/19942Virginia
32Harris, DuJuan RB5-82039/3/19883Troy
51Hodges, Gerald ILB6-22361/17/19914Penn State
28Hyde, Carlos RB6-02359/20/19913Ohio State
 Iworah, Prince Charles CB5-919212/23/1993RWestern Kentucky
63Jerod-Eddie, Tony DE6-53013/29/19904Texas A&M
36Johnson, Dontae CB6-220012/1/19913North Carolina State
 Jones, Lenny LB6-32698/8/1991RNevada
7Kaepernick, Colin QB6-423011/3/19876Nevada
 Kelly, Colin T6-529812/29/19891Oregon State
67Kilgore, Daniel C6-330812/18/19876Appalachian State
 Lake, Darren DT6-332412/28/1993RAlabama
96Lemonier, Corey OLB6-325511/19/19914Auburn
9Lewis, Thad QB6-221911/19/19874Duke
 Lunsford, John K6-121411/14/1993RLiberty
59Lynch, Aaron OLB6-52703/8/19933South Florida
66Martin, Marcus C6-332111/29/19933USC
31McCray, L.J. DB6-02106/18/19913Catawba
89McDonald, Vance TE6-42676/13/19904Rice
 McManis, Wynton LB6-12209/20/1994RMemphis
49Miller, Bruce FB6-22488/6/19876Central Florida
 Muir, Blake G6-52955/10/1991RBaylor
86Nelson, Kyle LS6-224010/3/19865New Mexico State
11Patton, Quinton WR6-02048/9/19904Louisiana Tech
71Pears, Erik T6-83166/25/198210Colorado State
5Pinion, Bradley P6-52296/1/19942Clemson
 Price, Norman T6-43118/25/1994RSouthern Mississippi
64Purcell, Mike NT6-33034/20/19913Wyoming
68Ramsey, Kaleb DT6-32856/20/19892Boston College
27Reaser, Keith CB6-01907/31/19912Florida Atlantic
 Redmond, Will CB5-1118212/28/1993RMississippi State
35Reid, Eric FS6-121312/10/19914Louisiana State
 Robinson, Rashard CB6-11717/23/1995RLouisiana State
45Rush, Marcus DL6-32516/19/19911Michigan State
62Silberman, Ian G6-530610/10/19922Boston College
14Simpson, Jerome WR6-21902/4/19867Coastal Carolina
56Skov, Shayne ILB6-22477/9/19902Stanford
15Smelter, DeAndre WR6-222712/3/19911Georgia Tech
65Smith, Garrison DT6-130010/9/19911Georgia
82Smith, Torrey WR6-02051/26/19896Maryland
74Staley, Joe T6-53158/30/198410Central Michigan
29Tartt, Jaquiski SS6-12212/18/19922Samford
 Taylor, Kelvin RB5-102099/28/1993RFlorida
 Theus, John T6-63171/19/1994RGeorgia
60Thomas, Brandon G6-33172/18/19912Clemson
61Tiller, Andrew G6-43243/13/19894Syracuse
 Treggs, Bryce WR5-111814/30/1994RCalifornia
25Ward, Jimmie SS5-111937/18/19913Northern Illinois
18White, DeAndrew WR6-019210/16/19912Alabama
57Wilhoite, Michael ILB6-024012/7/19865Washburn
93Williams, Ian NT6-13058/31/19896Notre Dame
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
San Francisco6-5314.86-3297.925.22141
 
 
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Position Listing
DeAndrew White
News
DeAndrew White was an undrafted free agent. He is out to make every team that passed on him regret it.

Even the 49ers, who finally signed the wideout.

White is well on the way to doing that. He has been impressive ever since he stepped on the field for offseason workouts and has earned the praise from coaches and teammates.

"The type of person he is; he motivates himself," said wide receivers coach Adam Henry. "He has a little chip on his shoulder, and he bring it to the building each and every day."

White arrived at Alabama as one of the premier wide receiver prospects in the nation. He started over ballyhooed freshman Amari Cooper until a season-ending ACL injury impeded his progress. Cooper than starred while White faded into the background. The latter served as a starter last season, but managed just 40 catches for 504 yards.

He is now out to prove that the potential with which he arrived at Alabama will not go unfulfilled.

"I'm a hard-worker and ultra-competitive," he said. "I just can't wait for the opportunity to showcase my talent. I know what I want to achieve, and I know that I need to get better than what I've been doing. ... The NFL is not for everybody, but I feel like I'm at home; I feel like I belong here. I know I'm going to succeed. This is just the beginning."

Mike Purcell
News
Purcell got a surprise start at defensive end in place of the injured Glenn Dorsey (knee), finishing the game with three tackles (two solo) and his first career sack in the loss to the Cardinals.

It was generally expected that rookie Arik Armstead would slide into the starting lineup once Dorsey was ruled out for the season, but Purcell - a natural nose tackle - was given the nod. He played well in his first career start at defensive end, so he may continue to see time down the stretch.

NaVorro Bowman
News
Bowman (shoulder) finished the season strong with nine tackles (all solo) in Sunday's overtime win over St. Louis.

There was some concern heading into the season surrounding the health of Bowman and whether he would be able to bounced back from the horrific knee injury that held him out for the entirety of the 2014 season. He put those worries to rest in 2015, setting a new career-high in tackles (154) while also leading the entire league in that category as well. Bowman is under contract through the 2019 season, so he will continue to be the centerpiece in a San Francisco defense that will need more reinforcements this offseason. As long as he is healthy, he should be treated as one of the premier IDP options next season.

Garrison Smith
News
The Saints have cut defensive lineman Garrison Smith and offensive lineman DeMarcus Love from their practice squad and added offensive lineman Andrew Miller .

Smith and Miller are both rookies.

Garrett Celek
News
Celek is an early favorite to co-start with Vance McDonald at tight end this season, the Mercury News reports.

Celek was recently signed to a four-year extension, indicating that the 49ers plan to implement him in the offense. With Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense and heavy use of two tight end sets, he could be in line for an expanded role after putting up 186 yards an three touchdowns in 2015.

Bryce Treggs
No Updates
Bradley Pinion
News
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.

Jerome Simpson
News
Simpson (finger) is active for Sunday's game versus the Bengals, John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game San Francisco reports.

Entering the 49ers' list of ailing Friday with a finger injury, Simpson will nonetheless be available to offensive coordinator Geep Chryst. However, Simpson has earned only 66 offensive snaps across four games this season.

Wynton McManis
No Updates
Rashard Robinson
News
The 49ers selected Robinson in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 133rd overall.

Robinson is skinny (6-foot-1, 171 pounds), but he's a natural cover corner with a long reach, making him a solid developmental prospect at outside corner.

Joe Staley
News
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
News
Lewis signed a one-year deal with the 49ers, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Lewis - who has spent time with the Bills, Browns, and Eagles - has a 60.8 percent career completion rate and a 5:4 TD:INT ratio. In the likely event that the 49ers trade disgruntled quarterback Colin Kaepernick this offseason, then Lewis would immediately be in the mix for a backup role during training camp, assuming the team doesn't bring in another signal caller.

Jeff Driskel
No Updates
Shaun Draughn
News
Draughn has signed a one-year deal to remain with the 49ers, ESPN.com reports.

Draughn, who missed the final two games of the 2015 season with a knee injury, is thus slated to remain part of the 49ers' backfield in 2016, serving as a complement/depth option behind presumed top back Carlos Hyde.

Injury
Knee - Probable for start of season
Ray-Ray Armstrong
News
Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong hasn't made much of an impact during his first two seasons in the league. A lot of that stemmed from immature penalties, something coach Jack Del Rio said is starting to change, per ESPN.com.

“He’s really bought in to the idea of maturing and being more disciplined in his play. I think that if you bring some of the playmaking and some of the natural athletic ability that we like, some of the aggressiveness that we like. We’re just wanting to make sure that the maturity is there ... the accountability is there. I think he’s made great strides over this offseason in developing himself along those lines. That’s going to be important for us and important for him.”

Armstrong recorded 18 tackles and a forced fumble in 11 games last season.

Rory Anderson
No Updates
Aaron Lynch
News
Lynch has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Lynch slid to the fifth round of the 2014 Draft amid character concerns, but developed into of the league's best young outside linebackers by totaling 12.5 sacks over his first two seasons. Nonetheless, Lynch has now incurred his first NFL off-field slip-up, and will miss the first quarter of the regular season as a consequence. With Lynch suspended until San Francisco's Week 5 game against the Cardinals, Eli Harold and Corey Lemonier are candidates to start opposite Ahmad Brooks in the meantime.

Colin Kelly
No Updates
Blake Muir
No Updates
Ian Silberman
News
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.

DeAndre Smelter
News
Smelter (knee) - who missed the entire 2015 season - joined the 49ers' offseason program and will have no restrictions, CSN Bay Area reports.

The 49ers expected Smelter to miss the entire 2015 season with an ACL injury when they drafted him, which is why they were able to nab a potential first-round talent way back in the fourth. With a full season to rehab, he joins the 49ers' offseason program with no restrictions due to his knee. The 49ers' leading receiver in 2015 - Anquan Boldin - is still a free agent, opening up the potential for Smelter to come in an make an immediate impact. There are several veteran receivers ahead of him on the depth chart, but if the 6-2 athletic receiver is anywhere close to as good as the 49ers were hoping he could be, then he should have no problem leapfrogging all of the incumbent wideouts. He is definitely a sleeper to keep an eye on as we get closer to the season.

Vance McDonald
News
McDonald -- who started seven games last season -- is a likely candidate to be one of the 49ers' two starting tight ends this year, according to the Mercury News.

McDonald recorded 281 yards and three touchdowns in the seven games he started after Vernon Davis was traded last season. That was done on a 31st ranked San Francisco offense in 2015. With a new Chip Kelly offense that utilizes a lot of two tight end sets, McDonald should be in line to see an expanded role in 2016.

Prince Charles Iworah
No Updates
Phil Dawson
News
Dawson agreed to a one-year deal with San Francisco, CSN Bay Area reports.

Dawson turned 41 in January and his range has never been better than average, but he remained a remarkably accurate kicker in 2015, making 24-of-27 attempts. If Chip Kelly sees to an uptempo offense of even modest success in San Francisco, Dawson should have a good number of field goal opportunities in 2016.

Darren Lake
No Updates
Corey Lemonier
News
The 49ers DST forced four turnovers for a second straight week and posted its third consecutive dominant performance in the Week 6 win over Arizona. San Francisco's defense also scored for the second straight week, this time on a safety by rookie linebacker Corey Lemonier.

Safety Eric Reid had an interception and a fumble recovery. Corner Carlos Rogers picked off Carson Palmer, too, and linebacker NaVorro Bowman recovered a fumble.

San Francisco gave up 403 total yards and allowed 5.2 yards per carry, but compensated with a slew of big plays. The 49ers DST has a good chance to stay  hot in Week 7 at Tennessee.

Carlos Hyde
News
Hyde (foot) is expected to be more active in the passing game this season, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

Despite his "power" build as a running back, Hyde was actually a competent receiving option out of the backfield during his college career, accruing 271 yards and four touchdowns in his three-year career. Surprisingly enough, Hyde is also well-versed with the no-huddle, read-option style of offense Chip Kelly is bringing into town from his time with Ohio State. With his foot seemingly back at full strength, Hyde's stock is on the rise this offseason.

Tony Jerod-Eddie
News
Jerod-Eddie has signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract to remain with the 49ers, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Jerod-Eddie has played in all but one of the 49ers' games over the past three seasons, providing sound depth along their defensive line. Last season, he finished with 14 tackles and four passes defensed.

Je'Ron Hamm
News
Hamm was released by the Redskins on Tuesday.

Hamm, a 2014 UDFA, was only active for one game this season. The former college wideout has some upside as a receiving threat, and he could get another look with Washington in 2016.

Quinton Patton
News
Patton is the early favorite to win a starting receiver role, CSN Bay Area reports.

Patton hasn't done a whole lot in his three seasons with the 49ers, but he is the defacto favorite to win a starting role alongside Torrey Smith due to a crop of young and unproven receivers behind him. This is by no means a final decision and things could change when training camp opens and the preseason begins.

Kelvin Taylor
News
The 49ers selected Taylor in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 211th overall.

San Francisco built up their secondary and lines on both sides of the ball with their first seven picks, but it turned its attention to addressing skill players in the late rounds. Taylor, the son of former Jaguars great Fred Taylor, followed in his father's footsteps and put together a solid all-around career at Florida. He ran for 1,035 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2015, but he averaged just 4.0 yards per carry. With such low explosiveness at the college level, it's difficult to imagine Taylor having a smooth transition at the next level. He'll need to make a strong impression in training camp for the 49ers to consider carrying him on the 53-man roster.

Lenny Jones
No Updates
Marcus Cromartie
News
The 49ers announced several roster moves prior to Sunday's game against Seattle, per the team's official website. The team placed linebacker NaVorro Bowman (knee) and defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey (forearm) on the injured reserve list. In a corresponding move, San Francisco  promoted cornerback Marcus Cromartie and guard Andrew Tiller to the 53-man active roster from the team’s practice squad.
Joshua Garnett
No Updates
Arik Armstead
News
The 49ers signed first-round draft pick Arik Armstead , the team announced on Friday. 

The defensive lineman from Oregon was the 17th overall pick in the draft. With his signing, San Francisco has all of its draft picks under contract. 

Shayne Skov
News
The Buccaneers signed linebacker Shayne Skov to their practice squad. He was released by the 49ers last week.
Erik Pears
News
The 49ers and offensive lineman Erik Pears have reached an agreement on a two-year deal, a source told Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910AM in Arizona. Pears, 32, was with the Bills since 2010, starting in 56 of 57 games played in. He also showed versatility, lining up at right tackle and right guard during his stint with the Bills.
Dontae Johnson
News
Johnson - who suffered an undisclosed leg injury during practice - did not take part in Tuesday's minicamp, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The 49ers didn't offer much information on the nature of the injury, but it doesn't seem serious as Johnson was seen warming up before team activities. Johnson will compete with a slew of new cornerbacks for a prominent role in Chip Kelly's new secondary.

Ronald Blair
News
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.

Jason Fanaika
No Updates
Aaron Burbridge
News
The 49ers selected Burbridge in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 213th overall.

The Michigan State product exploded as a senior in East Lansing, becoming quarterback Connor Cook's favorite target in 2015. Burbridge was targeted on 34.5 percent of all of Michigan's passes in 2015, and he converted that into an 85-catch, 1,258-yard season. However, it will be awhile before Burbridge approaches anywhere near that target volume at the next level. The 49ers will be installing a new offense under Chip Kelly, but Burbridge will need to be a quick study in order to carve out any sort of role in his rookie season. Burbridge is athletic, but the 6-0, 206-pound frame that allowed him to dominate at the college level in 2015 won't necessarily be as much of a trump card in the NFL.

Jered Bell
No Updates
Torrey Smith
News
Smith (back) hauled in five catches (seven targets) for 61 yards in Sunday's overtime win over the Rams.

The five catches were Smith's highest total since his 6-catch, 120-yard performance in week 2. That stat goes to show what a disappointing first season it has been in a San Francisco uniform. Smith's big-play style never seemed to mesh with the 49ers' vanilla offensive gameplan this season, and he finished with less than 700 receiving yards for the first time in his career. With four more years left on his contract, the team will have to find a better way to incorporate their biggest free agent acquisition from last offseason. Maybe the new coaching regime will open up the playbook a little more for 2016 and beyond.

DeForest Buckner
News
The 49ers selected Buckner in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, seventh overall.

Although he doesn't have the profile of an annual double-digit sack threat in the NFL, this is still a great pick for San Francisco. Buckner is like a more developed, more talented version of former Oregon teammate Arik Armstead, who the 49ers picked in the first round a year ago. Like Arizona's Calais Campbell, Buckner should be a high-impact contributor as a 3-4 end. Thanks to his rare tackle production in college -- over 80 tackles each of the last two years -- Buckner projects as a potential impact IDP whenever he earns a three-down role.

Blake Bell
News
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.

Demetrius Cherry
No Updates
Nick Bellore
News
The 49ers announced on Friday that they have signed linebacker Nick Bellore to a two-year contract. 

Bellore spent the previous four years with the Jets, where he totaled 61 tackles. He's yet to start a game in his four-year career. Bellore played college football at Central Michigan. 

Kaleb Ramsey
News
The 49ers made several moves to trim the roster to 75 players Monday.

The team waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety D.J. Campbell, tight end Kevin Greene, running back Jewel Hampton, punt Colton Schmidt, linebacker Kion Wilson and wide receiver Devon Wylie, while also releasing wide receiver David Reed.

The team placed running back Marcus Lattimore, fullback Trey Millard, cornerback Keith Reaser and guard Brandon Thomas on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List and linebacker NaVorro Bowman, tight end Garrett Celek and defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey were placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. Linebacker Blake Costanzo was released from the Injured Reserve list.

Alex Balducci
No Updates
Daniel Kilgore
News
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
News
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
News
Harold is expected to fill the void left by Aaron Lynch's four-game suspension to start the season.

Harold has a big opportunity to seize a starting role out of training camp with Lynch violating the league's substance abuse policy. He packed on a planned 30 pounds this past offseason, so he likely won't be used as a pass-rush specialist, but he could rack up some tackles against the run if he does end up winning the job.

Glenn Dorsey
News
GM Trent Baalke claims Dorsey is making "very good progress" in his recovery from an ACL tear, Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Regarding Dorsey's availability for Week 1, Baalke went on to say, "I'm never going to give a definitive [answer] because I don't know. He could always have a setback coming up. But right now he's making progress, he looks good, his mind's in a great place, and ready to roll."

Despite this endorsement of health, Dorsey is almost certainly slated for the PUP list to start training camp. However, he won't necessarily begin the season there. Dorsey suffered the torn ACL last season against the Seahawks on Nov. 22, and although occurring late in the season, he could certainly be "ready to roll" come opening day. Comparatively, DT Geno Atkins suffered an ACL tear in Week 9 of the 2013 season, and was good to go for Week 1 of 2014.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for start of season
John Theus
No Updates
Kyle Nelson
News
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
News
Gabbert is the early leader for the starting quarterback job heading into training camp, CSN Bay Area reports.

Gabbert's late-season success last year and his healthy presence during the team's OTAs are the likely reason he gets the early lead in the position battle. He provides a more stable option in comparison to Colin Kaepernick, but the latter could surpass him on the depth chart if he has a strong training camp and preseason.

Brandon Thomas
News
The 49ers officially opened the practice window for linebacker NaVorro Bowman and  three other players on Tuesday, according to Pro Football Talk. Bowman, along with tight end Garrett Celek, offensive lineman Brandon Thomas and cornerback Keith Reaser will have three weeks to be added to the 53-man active roster or their seasons will be lost.

An earlier report had Bowman in danger of missing the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee that he suffered during last season's NFC Championship game. He's expected to be a limited participant in practice all week leading up to Week 12 against Washington.

Mike Davis
News
Davis had 10 carries for a career-high 34 yards and caught two of three targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 19-16 overtime win against the Rams.

Davis was activated from IR on Saturday, and was involved throughout, although DuJuan Harris had one of the best games of his career, running for 67 yards while catching eight passes for 86 yards. It remains to be seen how the 49ers will use Davis in 2016 behind a healthy Carlos Hyde (foot), but Davis will probably be given a shot for a bigger role, considering he was a fourth-round pick in this past offseason.

Dres Anderson
News
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.

Bruce Miller
News
Miller was informed that he will be a tight end this season, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

Miller was seen taking snaps at tight end during the 49ers' offseason program. Running backs coach Tom Rathman made it official by telling Miller that he no longer has a spot in the running back room. This move should come as no surprise, as new head coach Chip Kelly rarely uses a fullback in his offensive attack. Miller will have a lot of competition for targets as a tight end, but he did put up a career-high 13.5 YPC in 2015, so there is some potential there if he has a significant role this season.

Chris Davis
News
Chargers cornerback Chris Davis left the game against the Rams in the second half to be evaluated for a concussion, reports Fox Sports.
L.J. McCray
News
Along with linebacker Patrick Willis (toe), the 49ers listed Josh Johnson, Quinton Patton, Leon McFadden , Dan Skuta, L.J. McCray, and Dillon Farrell as inactive for Week 10 at New Orleans.
John Lunsford
No Updates
Keith Reaser
News
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.

The team has no rookies at that position, but 2014 draftees Dontae Johnson, Kenneth Acker and Keith Reaser could be factors. Bethea says the competition has already begun.

"We've had a short minicamp and everybody's learning, so there are really no position, but when training camp comes, there's going to be a lot of competition, a lot of good competition," he told NFL.com. I'm excited to see it."

Tank Carradine
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The 49ers are poised to slot Tank Carradine as a starting defensive end in 2015. Carradine, who was drafted in 2013, did not play in his rookie season due to ACL surgery. In 2015, Carradine played nine games, recording three sacks and 16 total tackles.

Now, with Justin Smith and Ray McDonald no longer on the team's defensive line, the 49ers are expecting to have Carradine be a more regular player this season, playing along side linebacker Aldon Smith.

“We work together a little bit, figuring out what kind of stunts and things we could do,” Carradine said, per CSN Bay Area. “I’m excited to work with him this year. He’s a great pass-rusher. I feel like I can bring something to the table to help him as well as he helps me.”

Carradine will likely get action on the right defensive end and spots along the defensive line. 

“We got guys who can play left and right end,” Carradine said. “We got guys who can play in the nickel package. We got guys who can play in the base package. So it’s different. We’re all going to work together. Each guy does things different. We’re going to do it together and get things done. For me, I can do both. I’m excited about it. Other guys can do it as well.”

Gerald Hodges
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Hodges lined up with the first-team defense at middle linebacker during San Francisco's organized team activities, CSN Bay Area reports.

Hodges did an excellent job of filling in for Michael Wilhoite during the last four weeks of the season (39 tackles in four games). It was expected that the latter would reclaim his starting role in 2016, but early signs are pointing towards Hodges. Chip Kelly made an effort to point out that there were no definitive depth charts or position battles this early in the offseason program, but it is definitely a situation to monitor as whoever ends up winning the second starting middle linebacker spot will be a cheap source of tackles in IDP leagues.

Michael Wilhoite
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Wilhoite will get an opportunity to line up with the first-team defense during OTAs, CSN Bay Area reports.

Gerald Hodges has been getting first-unit reps alongside NaVorro Bowman - as he did on Wednesday as well - but defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil said that Wilhoite will also get reps with the first-unit in an effort to create competition for the job during minicamp. Wilhoite was one of the 49ers' starting middle linebackers in 2015 before he went down with an ankle injury. He signed a one-year deal to stay with the club this offseason.

Zane Beadles
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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.
DiAndre Campbell
No Updates
Tramaine Brock
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Brock (foot) is active for Sunday's game at Cleveland.

Brock kicked off the current campaign with three picks in the first seven games, but he hasn't made much of a mark in the meantime, logging a DNP while racking up 19 tackles (15 solo) in four contests.

Bruce Ellington
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Ellington stayed fantasy irrelevant in 2015, gaining just 153 yards on 13 catches with no touchdowns.

Ellington remained low on the depth chart despite staying healthy for the majority of the season. He was the 49ers' primary return man (25.6 yards per kick return), but it is tough to produce as the fourth or fifth receiver in an offense that struggles to move the ball through the air. With Anquan Boldin set to hit free agency, Ellington will get a chance to compete for a more prominent role in the offense this offseason.

Marcus Rush
No Updates
Devon Cajuste
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The 49ers have agreed to terms with undrafted free agent Cajuste, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Cajuste had a promising sophomore season at Stanford, recording 642 yards and five touchdowns, but he failed to equal that production in his final two seasons, netting a combined 940 yards and nine touchdowns, which makes it unsurprising that he ultimately went undrafted. Measuring in at 6-foot-4, 234 pounds at the Combine, there was talk that Cajuste may be moved to tight end instead of receiver in the NFL, but it's unclear how the 49ers will use him. In either case, he'll likely be buried on the depth chart, and it'll be an uphill battle for him to make the team's 53-man roster.

Trent Brown
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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
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Bethea (pectoral) is back at full strength and expected to start the season at strong safety, CSN Bay Area reports.

Bethea suffered a torn pectoral muscle and missed the final eight games of the season in 2015. He didn't have a spectacular campaign (44 tackles, zero interceptions), but he has the potential to put up solid IDP numbers playing on a Chip Kelly defense that is asked to be on the field for a high number of snaps.

Injury
Shoulder - Probable for start of season
Colin Kaepernick
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Kaepernick received clearance from the Colorado doctor that performed his shoulder surgery in November, but the 49ers' medical staff must still clear him for training camp, which kicks off Sunday, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

In a two-month span, Kaepernick underwent procedures on a torn labrum in his left shoulder and ligament tear in his right thumb, as well as a scope on his left knee, but the first surgery was the one that limited his reps in the offseason program. As a result, Blaine Gabbert currently has a leg up in the competition for starting QB, which will begin in earnest this weekend. Considering Kaepernick's noted mobility would be an asset in new head coach Chip Kelly's system, his ability to take the practice field immediately will aid in his quest for the top gig.

Injury
Left shoulder - Probable for start of training camp
DuJuan Harris
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Harris had 16 carries for 67 yards and caught eight of 12 targets for 86 yards in Sunday's 19-16 overtime win over the Rams.

A week after producing a career-high 73 rushing yards, Harris was a major factor again Sunday, easily leading the 49ers in rushing and receiving. The journeyman RB has great speed and a low center of gravity, but with Carlos Hyde (foot) expected to be the featured back in 2016, it's hard to get excited about Harris' prospects for next season.

Eric Reid
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Reid's fifth-year option was exercised by the 49ers over the weekend, CSN Bay Area reports.

Reid was entering the final year of his rookie contract, but will have that deal extended into 2017, when he'll earn a base salary of $5.7 million. The 18th overall pick in 2013, Reid was named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie and has started all 47 games of his career at free safety, posting 189 total tackles and seven interceptions along the way.

Ian Williams
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Williams' contract with the 49ers has been reworked into a one-year deal worth up to $6 million due to the uncertainty surrounding his availability for the beginning of the upcoming season, CSN Bay Area reports.

Williams initially agreed to a reported five-year, $27.5 million contract with the 49ers following a career year last season, but after he couldn't pass a team physical due to multiple offseason ankle surgeries, Williams contract was reworked into a one-year deal. A player that's had numerous procedures to his left leg during his pro career, Williams' status for the start of the 2016 is in question following his latest operations, leaving the 49ers in need of some depth up front in case he's unavailable.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for start of season
Kendall Gaskins
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Gaskins signed a two-year contract with the 49ers.

Gaskins was on the 49ers practice squad in 2014 and at the beginning of 2015 before being pulled up to San Francisco's active roster around midseason and playing in the final nine games last year. He recorded 38 yards on 16 rushes and 69 yards on eight receptions in those nine games, but his major contribution was on special teams, where he played 35 percent of the team's snaps. Now that he's been signed once again, the third year running back will be looking to make the roster, but it seems unlikely that he becomes relevant in any fantasy format unless injuries force him into a larger role on offense.

Jimmie Ward
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Ward has been lining up at outside corner with the first-team defense during OTAs, CSN Bay Area reports.

Last season Ward - who was drafted as a safety - was used primarily as San Francisco's nickel corner. During Tuesday's OTAs, he was spotted lining up on the outside with the team's first unit. Despite being 24-years-old, Ward is one of the more experienced defensive backs on the roster after the 49ers drafted three corners in the 2016 NFL Draft. If he were to win a starting job, his IDP value would receive a boost with increased playing time and his ability to gain out-of-position tackles.

Marcus Martin
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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. 

Kenneth Acker
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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.

The team has no rookies at that position, but 2014 draftees Dontae Johnson, Kenneth Acker and Keith Reaser could be factors. Bethea says the competition has already begun.

"We've had a short minicamp and everybody's learning, so there are really no position, but when training camp comes, there's going to be a lot of competition, a lot of good competition," he told NFL.com. I'm excited to see it."

Will Redmond
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The 49ers selected Redmond (knee) in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 68th overall.

Redmond likely would have been a second-round pick and could have even pushed for the first round if he hadn't torn his ACL during the 2015 season. This therefore looks like a potential bargain for a 49ers team that lacks proven options at corner.

Fahn Cooper
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Jaquiski Tartt
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Tartt (knee) is active for Sunday's game in Detroit.

Tartt has been a significant member of the 49ers' secondary since Week 7, notching 50 tackles (38 solo), one interception, one forced fumble, and one sack over the last eight contests.

Norman Price
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Quinton Dial
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The 49ers have signed Dial to a three-year extension, The Sacramento Bee reports.

Dial - who would have been a free agent after the 2016 season - set career-highs in tackles (59 combined) and sacks (2.5) this past year. He showed enough improvement for the 49ers' front office to extend his contract through the 2019 season. A former fifth-round draft pick in 2013, Dial has outworked higher draft picks from that class - such as Tank Carradine and Corey Lemonier - to earn a starting spot next year.

Ahmad Brooks
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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.

Injury
Undisclosed - Probable for start of season
 
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