San Francisco 49ers

Stadium: Levi's Stadium | Coach: Kyle Shanahan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense23rd107.7 (16th)187.7 (22nd)
Defense22nd124.3 (25th)214.7 (15th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
91Armstead, Arik DE6-729211/15/19933Oregon
54Armstrong, Ray-Ray OLB6-32203/5/19915Miami (Fla.)
68Beadles, Zane G6-430511/19/19868Utah
3Beathard, C.J. QB6-221511/16/1993RIowa
17Bolden, Victor WR5-81784/4/1995ROregon State
10Bourne, Kendrick WR6-12038/4/1995REastern Washington
53Bowman, NaVorro MLB6-02425/28/19888Penn State
22Breida, Matt RB5-111902/28/1995RGeorgia Southern
77Brown, Trent T6-83554/13/19933Florida
99Buckner, DeForest DT6-73003/17/19942Oregon
95Carradine, Tank DE6-42702/18/19905Florida State
88Celek, Garrett TE6-52525/29/19886Michigan State
38Colbert, Adrian DB6-220510/6/1993RMiami (Fla.)
96Cooper, Xavier DE6-430011/30/19913Washington State
50Coyle, Brock LB6-124510/12/19904Montana
58Dumervil, Elvis DE5-112501/19/198412Louisville
56Foster, Reuben OLB6-12284/4/1994RAlabama
63Fusco, Brandon G6-43067/26/19887Slippery Rock
15Garcon, Pierre WR6-02118/8/198610Mount Union
76Gilliam, Garry T6-531511/26/19904Penn State
11Goodwin, Marquise WR5-917911/19/19905Texas
9Gould, Robbie K6-019012/6/198213Penn State
57Harold, Eli OLB6-32651/20/19943Virginia
2Hoyer, Brian QB6-221510/13/19859Michigan State
28Hyde, Carlos RB6-02359/20/19904Ohio State
30Jackson, Asa DB5-1018312/2/19894Cal Poly-S.L.O.
49Jerome, Lorenzo DB5-102041/20/1995RSt. Francis (PA)
36Johnson, Dontae CB6-220012/1/19914NC State
93Jones, D.J. DT6-03211/19/1995ROle Miss
44Juszczyk, Kyle FB6-12404/23/19915Harvard
67Kilgore, Daniel C6-330812/18/19877Appalachian State
85Kittle, George TE6-425010/9/1993RIowa
47Lee, Elijah LB6-22292/8/1996RKansas State
59Lynch, Aaron DE6-62703/8/19934South Florida
62Magnuson, Erik T6-63051/5/1994RMichigan
90Mitchell, Earl DT6-33109/25/19878Arizona
31Mostert, Raheem RB5-101974/9/19923Purdue
86Nelson, Kyle LS6-224010/3/19866New Mexico State
82Paulsen, Logan TE6-52682/26/19878UCLA
5Pinion, Bradley P6-52296/1/19943Clemson
35Reid, Eric SS6-121312/10/19915LSU
33Robinson, Rashard CB6-11777/23/19952LSU
19Robinson, Aldrick WR5-101879/24/19885Southern Methodist
74Staley, Joe T6-53158/30/198411Central Michigan
29Tartt, Jaquiski FS6-12212/12/19923Samford
55Taumoepenu, Pita OLB6-12453/9/1994RUtah
81Taylor, Trent WR5-81784/30/1994RLouisiana Tech
94Thomas, Solomon DE6-325612/20/1995RStanford
75Tomlinson, Laken G6-33122/9/19923Duke
25Ward, Jimmie CB5-111937/18/19914Northern Illinois
97Watson, Dekoda LB6-22453/3/19888Florida State
24Williams, K'Waun DB5-91837/12/19913Pittsburgh
23Witherspoon, Ahkello CB6-31953/21/1995RColorado
Injured Players
98Blair, Ronald (IR) DE6-42701/21/19932Appalachian State
13Burbridge, Aaron (IR) WR6-120812/23/19932Michigan State
65Garnett, Joshua (IR) G6-53212/21/19942Stanford
47Gilbert, Jimmie (IR) LB6-523011/9/1994RColorado
30Iworah, Prince Charles (IR) CB5-111933/11/19931Western Kentucky
43James, Chanceller (IR) DB6-22089/26/1994RBoise State
83Johnson, B.J. (IR) WR6-12142/22/1993RGeorgia Southern
20Jones, Don (IR) DB5-111955/14/19905Arkansas State
93Jones, Chris (IR) DT6-12937/12/19905Bowling Green
48Newsom, Donavin (IR) LB6-224010/13/1993RMissouri
23Redmond, Will (IR) CB6-018612/28/19932Mississippi State
51Smith, Malcolm (IR) OLB6-02257/5/19897Southern California
32Williams, Joe (IR) RB5-112059/4/1993RUtah
Practice Squad
14Carter, DeAndre WR5-81904/10/19931Sacramento State
60Flynn, JP G6-53208/30/1993RMontana State
46Hikutini, Cole TE6-42476/11/1994RLouisville
 Jones, Jarnor DB6-32094/29/1994RIowa State
 McNichols, Jeremy RB5-921412/26/1995RBoise State
1Mullens, Nick QB6-11873/21/1995RSouthern Mississippi
 Murphy, Pace T6-63083/2/19942Northwestern State-Louisiana
66Nwachukwu, Noble DE6-227511/30/1994RWest Virginia
18Smelter, DeAndre WR6-222712/3/19911Georgia Tech
75Williams, Darrell T6-63103/24/1993RWestern Kentucky
Suspended Players
 Ramsey, Kaleb DT6-32856/20/19892Boston College
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
San Francisco6-5316.86-3284.725.42134
 
 
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Position Listing
NaVorro Bowman
News
Bowman only recorded four tackles (three solo) in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.

It was an unusually low tackle total for the Bowman in a game where the opponent ran the ball 32 times. The eight-year pro admitted that his body wasn't ready for the quick turnaround between last week's contest and Thursday's loss to the Rams, according to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee. That represents a larger issue that the NFL faces regarding player health in their quest for higher ratings on TNF. Expect Bowman to bounce back with 10 days of rest before next week's matchup against the Cardinals.

Don Jones
News
Jones signed a two-year contract with the 49ers on Friday.

Jones is among the best gunners in the league and led the Texans with 11 special teams tackles in 2016, despite playing in just nine games. Given the barren nature of the 49ers' secondary, he could conceivably carve out a role on defense this upcoming season.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Xavier Cooper
News
Cooper was claimed by the 49ers on Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Cooper likely won't carve out a big role in his first several weeks with his new team, but don't be surprised if the 24-year-old is a piece of the San Francisco defensive puzzle by the end of the season.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 vs. L.A. Rams
Garrett Celek
News
Celek's lone catch went for a one-yard touchdown in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.

Celek trailed starter George Kittle in targets for the third consecutive week, but he provided the better stat line after hauling in one of Brian Hoyer's two touchdown passes. The veteran tight end saw just one target over the 49ers' previous two games, so there isn't much to read into from a fantasy perspective.

Asa Jackson
News
Jackson was added to the 49ers' 53-man roster Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Jackson has resided on the 49ers practice squad since being released at roster cutdowns, and now takes the roster spot of cornerback Keith Reaser. The 27-year-old will likely serve as a depth cornerback but could also have some opportunities on special teams.

Bradley Pinion
No Updates
Trent Taylor
News
Taylor brought in three of four targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.

Taylor was also the intended target on a potential game-tying two-point conversion pass that was tipped and secured by the Rams. The rookie fifth-round pick did get into the end zone for the first time as a pro earlier, however, bringing in a three-yard throw from Brian Hoyer with 5:08 remaining. Taylor has tallied modest production thus far in a passing game that has been progressively finding itself, but a college resume that includes a 136-reception, 1,803-yard, 12-touchdown senior season lends credence to the notion that Taylor could eventually develop into a strong PPR producer.

Kendrick Bourne
News
Bourne (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday for the 49ers' Week 2 game against the Seahawks.

Bourne was active for the 49ers' season-opening loss to the Panthers, but only logged 10 snaps, with seven coming on special teams. He'll don street clothes in Week 2, with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan opting to keep return specialist Victor Bolden active instead as the team's No. 5 wideout.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 vs. L.A. Rams
Elijah Lee
News
Lee signed a contract with the 49ers on Wednesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.

The 49ers snagged Lee, the Vikings' seventh-round draft pick in April, off Minnesota's practice squad. He'll provide depth at linebacker in the wake of Reuben Foster's (ankle) expected month-long absence.

Rashard Robinson
News
Robinson (ankle) lined up with the first-team defense during Wednesday's minicamp practice, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports.

Showing no signs of the ankle injury he suffered in the 49ers' season finale, Robinson reportedly made a leaping interception on a deep pass from Brian Hoyer during seven-on-seven drills. He rolled with the first-string unit because Jimmie Ward (collarbone) wasn't able to participate in full, but if Ward switches to safety ahead of the upcoming campaign as expected, Robinson would likely become a mainstay in the starting lineup.

Joe Staley
News
Staley (knee) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Week 1.

The injury Staley suffered in the third exhibition proved to be of little concern. Now confirmed to be healthy, the Central Michigan product is set to open the season as the starting left tackle.

Nick Mullens
No Updates
Jarnor Jones
No Updates
Ray-Ray Armstrong
News
Armstrong collected eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 12-9 loss to Seattle.

Armstrong got the start at left outside linebacker as expected, replacing Reuben Foster (ankle), who is expected to miss at least a few more weeks. The 28-year-old held up his end of the bargain in terms of wrapping up the ball carrier, finishing just behind NaVorro Bowman for the team lead in tackles. Armstrong looked shaky in coverage at times, but for IDP purposes, his run defense should keep him relevant until Foster returns from injury.

Aaron Lynch
News
Lynch (back) is not present on the 49ers' injury report for Week 2.

Lynch was considered questionable and was ultimately inactive for Sunday's season-opening loss to the Panthers, but he's had no issues thus far this week. The 24-year-old is likely only a depth player on the 49ers' defensive front at this point.

Jeremy McNichols
News
The 49ers have signed McNichols to their practice squad, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

This is a favorable landing spot for the fifth-round rookie after he was waived by the Buccaneers on Saturday. The 49ers only have three tailbacks on their roster, including undrafted rookie Matt Breida and special teams ace Raheem Mostert. It isn't hard to imagine a scenario in which Carlos Hyde suffers an injury and McNichols joins the 53-man roster as an immediate contributor.

Noble Nwachukwu
No Updates
DeAndre Smelter
News
Smelter agreed to join the 49ers' practice squad Monday.

Smelter had a strong start to training camp but was unable to crack the final roster. He now will look to impress on the team's practice squad, where he also spent the majority of last season.

Matt Breida
News
Breida rushed three times for nine yards while catching three of his four targets for 20 more yards in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.

Breida was able to make an impact in the passing game for the first time this season, but outside of that, it was the Carlos Hyde show in an unlikely shootout. The undrafted rookie did receive an entire drive to himself during Hyde's brief injury absence, but he was unable to replicate any of last week's big gains on the ground. The 49ers' starter is occupying a three-down role in addition to serving as the team's goal-line back, limiting Breida's value to that of a handcuff.

Marquise Goodwin
News
Goodwin brought in two of five targets for 62 yards in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.

Goodwin's production was largely comprised of his season-long 50-yard reception, as he was largely inefficient with his targets otherwise. The 26-year-old has struggled to adapt to the role of starting receiver thus far, notching just eight catches for 109 yards through three games. While Goodwin's presence does serve to threaten defenses over the top, his lack of overall production could eventually cause him to drop down the pecking order. Rookie fifth-round pick Trent Taylor is much more suited for the role of slot receiver, but another downfield specialist, Aldrick Robinson, lurks behind Taylor at the No. 4 slot, and boasts the added advantage of having previously worked with head coach Kyle Shanahan in Washington. Goodwin will look to build on Thursday's season-high receiving yardage tally against the Cardinals in Week 4.

Prince Charles Iworah
News
Iworah (undislosed) reverted to the 49ers' injured reserve Sunday, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports.

Iworah was waived/injured by the team Friday, and he subsequently cleared waivers. He projected as a long shot to land on the final roster to begin with. The 2016 seventh-round pick will now remain on IR unless he and the 49ers can come to terms on an injury settlement.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
JP Flynn
No Updates
Carlos Hyde
News
Hyde (hip) carried 25 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns and secured three of four targets for 10 yards in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.

Hyde gutted out a sore hip that caused him to exit briefly in the first half to set up the Niners for a potential game-tying two-point conversion with just over two minutes remaining. The potential game-tying pass from Brian Hoyer to Trent Taylor was unsuccessful, but Hyde finished with what was a rewarding performance for his fantasy owners. Despite summer rumblings that head coach Kyle Shanahan was looking for a reason to potentially reduce his role, Hyde has once again emerged as the clear-cut lead back despite a new offensive system. He's tallied 40 carries for 208 yards and Thursday's pair of scores over the last two games, so he appears to be quite the natural fit in Shanahan's scheme thus far. He'll look to continue grinding out the yards in a Week 4 road tilt against the Cardinals.

Robbie Gould
News
Gould was successful on two field goals Thursday, but he failed to convert one of his three extra-point tries in a 41-39 loss to the Rams.

Gould hit from 36 and 48 yards out, bringing him up to a perfect 6-for-6 on field-goal tries this season. His missed PAT in the third quarter proved to be costly after the 49ers failed to make up for it with a two-point conversion attempt later in the game, ultimately falling two points short of a miraculous comeback. All things considered, it was a successful night from a fantasy perspective, as Gould's nine points matched the nine he scored last week against the Seahawks. The 34-year-old remains a safe kicking option next week against the Cardinals.

DeAndre Carter
News
Carter was waived by the 49ers on Saturday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.

Carter didn't do much in the preseason to warrant a roster spot. He could be a candidate for the practice squad.

Erik Magnuson
Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 vs. L.A. Rams
No Updates
Darrell Williams
No Updates
D.J. Jones
News
The 49ers selected Jones in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 198th overall.

At 6-foot-1, 319 pounds, Jones has a stocky profile that strongly implies a two-gap defensive tackle role of some sort. If he makes the team, he'll likely take on blockers more than he'll make plays on ball carriers.

Pace Murphy
No Updates
Victor Bolden
News
Bolden scored a touchdown on a 92-yard punt return in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers. He added one catch for nine yards.

It was Bolden's second special teams touchdown of the preseason after he returned a kickoff for 104 yards against the Broncos on Aug. 19. The undrafted rookie's strong contributions as a return man bode well for his prospects of making the 53-man roster.

Joshua Garnett
News
Garnett (knee) was moved to injured reserve Saturday, Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports.

Garnett could possibly be lifted from IR at some point in the season if the 49ers elect him to be one of the two players they're allowed to activate.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
K'Waun Williams
News
Williams is expected to sign a one-year deal with the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The 25-year-old played his first two seasons out of Pittsburgh with the Browns before spending 2016 without a team. The 49ers have reportedly had their eye on Williams, and have opted to give him a shot with a club. He drew 10 starts during his 26 games with the Browns, while recording recording 77 tackles, two sacks, 10 passes defended, and three forced fumbles in the process. He figures to either compete for a backup role at free safety providing depth behind Eric Reid or try to find a more prominent role at cornerback.

Arik Armstead
News
Armstead (shoulder) said Wednesday that he's fully recovered from surgery to address a torn labrum, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.

Armstead finished 2016 on injured reserve due to the injury, but it shouldn't restrict him at all heading into OTAs and training camp. The former first-round pick looks primed to fill one of the starting roles at defensive end in the 49ers' 4-3 defense this season.

Laken Tomlinson
News
Tomlinson was traded Thursday from the Lions to the 49ers in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Tomlinson, a 2015 first-round pick, started 24 of 32 games during his two seasons with Detroit. He's seen most of his time at left guard during his professional career, and could unseat veteran Zane Beadles for starting duties at that position with his new team.

Dontae Johnson
News
Johnson made his preseason debut against the Vikings on Sunday after missing the team's first two exhibitions with a concussion.

With his injury in the rearview mirror, Johnson will look to begin the season as one of the 49ers' starting corners alongside Rashard Robinson.

Ronald Blair
News
Blair (thumb) will be placed on injured reserve, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Blair was dealing with a groin injury earlier this preseason, but his nagging thumb will force him to IR to begin the year. Because the move came after the roster cut deadline, the defensive lineman can return to the 49ers after Week 6.

Injury
Thumb - Injured Reserve
B.J. Johnson
Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Aaron Burbridge
News
Burbridge (hamstring) was moved to injured reserve Saturday, Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports.

Burbridge injured his hamstring early on in training camp and is now set to miss the entire year. He's unlikely to come off injured reserve unless he agrees to an injury settlement.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Logan Paulsen
News
Paulsen will re-sign with the 49ers after being released by the team on Saturday, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Paulsen was waived in order to create a roster spot for defensive tackle Xavier Cooper, but with fellow tackle Rondald Blair headed for injured reserve, San Francisco temporality has another roster spot open. Paulsen is expected to serve as the team's primary backup tight end for 2017.

DeForest Buckner
News
Buckner (ankle) started and recorded three tackles (two solo) in Sunday's preseason loss to Minnesota.

The 23-year-old made a triumphant return to the lineup after suffering an ankle injury in the first week of the preseason. Buckner will start at defensive tackle this season after turning in strong results (73 tackles and six sacks) during his rookie campaign.

Donavin Newsom
News
Newsom (concussion) will revert to the 49ers injured reserve after getting waived/injured by the team, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

The concussion occurred as the result of a collision. Newsom figured to be a long shot at landing on the final roster before landing on the IR. He will remain there for the rest of the season unless he and the team reach an injury settlement.

Injury
Concussion - Injured Reserve
George Kittle
News
Kittle (hip) caught one pass for eight yards in a 41-39 loss to the Rams on Thursday.

Kittle was able to suit up despite being limited in practice for the third consecutive week. The rookie led all San Francisco tight ends with three targets, but it was Garret Celek who cashed in on one of Brian Hoyer's two passing touchdowns. Head coach Kyle Shanahan is proving yet again that he prefers to use his wideouts (23 targets) and running backs (nine targets) to attack defenses through the air, which limits Kittle's fantasy value even though he is technically starting.

Chris Jones
News
Jones (undisclosed) was moved to injured reserve Saturday, Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports.

The nature of Jones' injury isn't clear. He's likely stuck on IR through season's end, barring an injury settlement.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Lorenzo Jerome
No Updates
Kaleb Ramsey
Injury
Suspension - Suspended for four games
No Updates
Garry Gilliam
No Updates
Daniel Kilgore
News
Kilgore logged 29 snaps in Sunday's preseason loss to the Vikings.

The veteran lineman is coming off of hamstring surgery this past offseason, but his participation in team activities shows that he will begin the season healthy. Kilgore is the front-runner to win the 49ers' starting center job.

Earl Mitchell
News
Mitchell signed a four-year contract with the 49ers on Friday, NFL.com's Mike Garafolo reports.

Mitchell was cut by the Dolphins in a cap-saving move last week but it didn't take long for him to find a new home. While the Arizona product racked up a career-low 17 tackles and zero sacks last season, he could be in line for a rebound in 2017 if he can secure the Niners' first-string nose tackle job this summer; the incumbent starting nose tackle, Glenn Dorsey, is set to hit unrestricted free agency.

Pierre Garcon
News
Garcon brought in seven of 10 targets for 142 yards in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.

The performance was one that both Garcon and head coach Kyle Shanahan -- who served as offensive coordinator during part of the former's tenure in Washington -- likely envisioned when bringing him west in the offseason. Garcon looked and played the part of a true No. 1 receiver throughout the night, making a number of impressive plays. A nifty 19-yard toe-dragging grab on the sideline early in the third needed a replay challenge before being rightfully deemed a catch, while his outstretched 59-yard reception deep down the left sideline with just over six minutes remaining put the Niners into Rams territory on a drive that would culminate in a Trent Taylor touchdown. Garcon made a number of other noteworthy receptions throughout the contest as well and may have made a significant leap forward in his rapport with Hoyer. He'll look to continue producing in a tough Week 4 road tilt versus the Cardinals.

Malcolm Smith
News
Smith (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The IR move give the 49ers the flexibility to add another linebacker. Smith is still expected to miss the entire 2017 season, but is technically eligible to return after Week 8 if his recovery is faster than anticipated.

Injury
Pectoral - Injured Reserve
Raheem Mostert
News
Mostert carried the ball four times for 11 yards, but he lost a fumble in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.

Mostert received his first offensive action of the season after Carlos Hyde went down with a hip injury in the first quarter. The 25-year-old suffered an untimely fumble as the 49ers tried to climb out of an early hole, and he didn't receive another carry for the rest of the game. Mostert's faux pas combined with Hyde's triumphant return will limit the speedy back to a special-teams role going forward.

Eli Harold
News
Harold (foot) is officially active for Thursday night's game against the Rams.

Harold first appeared on the injury report Wednesday, so it was difficult to know his chances of suiting up tonight. The 23-year-old will likely start at outside linebacker for the 49ers Thursday night, although he played only 34-percent of defensive snaps in Week 2.

Kyle Nelson
No Updates
Brian Hoyer
News
Hoyer completed 23 of 37 passes for 332 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams. He also gained nine yards and scored another touchdown on his sole rush.

Hoyer's impressive final line was due in overwhelmingly large part to the impressive connection he displayed with top target Pierre Garcon, and to a 50-yard hook-up with speedy No. 2 option Marquise Goodwin. However, his two scoring throws went elsewhere, as he tossed a one-yard touchdown to Garrett Celek early in the fourth quarter and then found rookie Trent Taylor from three yards out with 5:08 remaining. Hoyer couldn't connect with Taylor again when it counted most, though, as he misfired on a would-be game-tying two-point conversion pass with 2:13 remaining. Despite the disappointing final outcome, Hoyer's performance represented a significant step forward after he'd thrown for a combined 292 yards and no touchdowns through his first two games. He'll look to continue thriving in head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense when the Niners face off with the Cardinals on the road in Week 4.

Elvis Dumervil
News
Dumervil signed a two-year contract Monday with the 49ers, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.

After being let go by the Ravens in March, Dumervil will latch on with the rebuilding 49ers, providing a veteran presence to a young core of pass rushers. The 33-year-old appears likely to take on a rotational rusher role, but will also serve as a mentor to the likes of 2017 No. 3 overall pick Solomon Thomas, 2016 first-round pick DeForest Buckner and 2015 first-round pick Arik Armstead. Dumervil, a five-time Pro Bowler, has a prior relationship with new 49ers general manager John Lynch, who was his teammate early in his career with the Broncos.

Tank Carradine
News
Carradine (ankle) is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks after an MRI revealed no significant damage, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

While not great news, the 49ers have to be exhaling some sighs of relief Saturday. There were rumblings of a possible season-ending injury prior to the MRI results, so 4-6 weeks seems like a much better outlook when putting things into perspective. In the meantime, rookie Solomon Thomas should be the primary beneficiary.

Injury
Ankle - Out for Week 4 at Arizona
Reuben Foster
News
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he would be shocked if Foster (ankle) is available for Week 4 against the Cardinals, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Foster is expected to miss about a month due to the high-ankle sprain he suffered Week 1. He could still become an IDP fixture once healthy, but that probably won't happen any sooner than Week 5 or 6. NaVorro Bowman and Ray-Ray Armstrong are tied for the team lead at 20 tackles apiece.

Injury
Ankle - Doubtful for Week 4 at Arizona
Zane Beadles
No Updates
Solomon Thomas
News
Thomas collected four tackles (all solo) in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

The talented rookie continues to officially be used as a backup despite out-snapping the 49ers' starting right end, Tank Carradine, for the second straight week. Not handing a starting job to a high draft pick has become common practice in the NFL, but as long as Thomas continues to show improvement and see the majority of defensive snaps, then he should be considered the "starter" by IDP owners.

Adrian Colbert
News
Colbert suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Colbert collided with WR Trent Taylor on a deep pass and was slow to get up afterwards. Unfortunately the extent of his injury isn't clear at this point in time.

C.J. Beathard
News
Beathard will be the second-string quarterback in Saturday's preseason tilt against Denver, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.

Beathard had been operating as San Francisco's third-string quarterback, behind starter Brian Hoyer and fellow backup Matt Barkley. The movement up the depth chart may be temporary, but it's a positive sign for the rookie signal caller, as it shows that the coaching staff is giving him serious consideration in a battle for the 49ers' primary backup job.

Ahkello Witherspoon
News
The 49ers selected Witherspoon in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 66th overall.

In terms of size and athleticism, there's not much difference between Witherspoon and Kevin King, who the Packers selected 33rd overall. At 6-foot-3, 198 pounds, Witherspoon logged a 4.45-second 40 at the Combine, adding a 40.5-inch vertical and 127-inch broad jump. He was a leading contributor on a dominant Colorado pass defense, and he makes a fine selection for the 49ers here.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 vs. L.A. Rams
Trent Brown
No Updates
Joe Williams
News
The 49ers are placing Williams (ankle) on injured reserve, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

This doesn't necessarily mean the injury is serious; the 49ers may just be glad to keep their 2017 fourth-round pick without having to use a spot on the 53-man roster. Initially hyped as a candidate to earn a major role, Williams struggled with ball security and learning the offense throughout training camp and the preseason, while undrafted rookie Matt Breida proved to be a quick study. Breida presumably will enter the season as Carlos Hyde's top backup, with Raheem Mostert holding the No. 3 spot on the depth chart. Williams is still an intriguing asset in dynasty leagues, as Hyde can become a free agent after the season.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Brandon Fusco
No Updates
Dekoda Watson
News
Watson signed a three-year contract with the 49ers on Friday.

Watson had struggled to stay healthy the past few years, but he strung together a full, 16-game season with the Broncos in 2016 and wound up leading the team with 11 special-teams tackles. While he could theoretically carve out a rotational role at linebacker this summer, look for him to do most of his work for the Niners on special teams.

Eric Reid
News
Reid (knee) is not nearing a return, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Reid is unlikely to return against the Cardinals in Week 5. There is no clear timetable for his return, but Shanahan also indicated that Reid is further behind Reuben Foster (ankle) in his recovery, who's status for the Arizona game will depend on next week's practices..

Injury
Knee - Out for Week 4 at Arizona
Kyle Juszczyk
News
Juszczyk suffered a concussion during Thursday's loss to the Rams, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Juszczyk has been paving the way for Carlos Hyde this season, limiting him to one carry and three receptions (on five targets) to date. With a concussion in tow, there's no telling when Juszczyk will complete the league's rigorous protocol. Fortunately, the 49ers don't play against until Oct. 1, but if his status begins to wane, the team may add another fullback to the mix next week.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 4 at Arizona
Jimmie Ward
News
Ward secured a team-high seven tackles (all solo) in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.

The start to Ward's 2017 campaign was slowed by a lingering hamstring injury -- and he was limited in practice this week -- but the safety has now started in two consecutive games, totaling 12 tackles while chipping in a pass defensed. When healthy, the former corner brings a unique combination of physicality and coverage skills to the table in IDP formats.

Jimmie Gilbert
Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Aldrick Robinson
News
Robinson had two catches (four targets) for 23 yards in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams.

Robinson tied starting slot receiver, Trent Taylor, in targets, but the latter was the beneficiary of one of Brian Hoyer's two touchdown passes. The veteran is clearly the 49ers' No. 4 receiving option, a position that didn't result in much production even on a night where the team passed for over 300 yards. It would take an injury to one of San Francisco's starting wideouts for Robinson to gain any fantasy value.

Cole Hikutini
News
Hikutini was waived by the 49ers on Saturday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.

Hikutini didn't log many snaps in the preseason, so his departure isn't surprising. If he clears waivers, he could be signed to the practice squad.

Brock Coyle
News
Coyle (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's contest.

Coyle will have to pass concussion protocol testing before he can return to football activities. Look for more updates on his status to come next week.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 4 at Arizona
Will Redmond
News
Redmond (ankle) was waived/injured by the 49ers on Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The 2016 third-round draft pick failed to rehab from an ankle issue this preseason after missing all of last year with a significant knee injury. The 49ers could reclaim Redmond and place him on injured reserve if he passes through waivers Saturday.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Chanceller James
Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Jaquiski Tartt
News
Tartt suffered a concussion Thursday against the Rams and has been ruled out for the remainder of the contest.

Tartt will have to pass concussion protocol testing before returning to football activities. With Eric Reid (knee) already sidelined, expect Lorenzo Jerome to finish the contest at strong safety.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 4 at Arizona
Pita Taumoepenu
News
The 49ers selected Taumoepenu in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 202nd overall.

This looks like a pure depth grab here with San Francisco already loaded along the front four. That said, Taumoepenu has some athleticism, notching a 4.67 in the 40-yard dash. He is undersized, even at defensive end, checking in at 6-foot-1 and just 243 pounds. His lack of size coupled with San Francisco's depth up front means that it could be awhile before Taumoepenu sees the field.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 vs. L.A. Rams
 

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