49ers-Redskins injury report


49ers-Redskins injury report

SANTA CLARA -- Defensive ends Ray McDonald and Justin Smith did not practice Wednesday for the 49ers on the first day the team began its on-field preparations to face the Washington Redskins on Sunday.McDonald did not play the final 2 12 quarters against the Cleveland Browns due to a left hamstring strain. His status for Sunday's game remains unclear.Smith's day off was not injury-related, the team reported. He watched practice but did put on pads to participate. Coach Jim Harbaugh chose to give Smith a day of rest. Smith has played 166 consecutive games, a streak that began during his rookie season in 2001 with the Cincinnati Bengals.Smith has played nearly every snap for the 49ers' defense this season. He was so exhausted in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns that he removed himself from the game for two plays. On the second play, the Browns scored on a 45-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Colt McCoy to Joshua Cribbs.
The Redskins had three starters who did not practice Wednesday. Receiver Santana Moss (hand) has been ruled out for the game. Safety Oshiomogho Atogwe (toe, knee) and tight end Fred Davis (ankle) did not participate.The injury-depleted Redskins, who lost starting running back Tim Hightower to a season-ending injury two weeks ago, will not have newly acquired Tashard Choice, either. Choice, claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, has a hamstring injury that will keep him out of action.Here are the practice participation reports that both teams submitted to the NFL:49ERS PRACTICE REPORT
Did not participate: DE Ray McDonald (hamstring), DE Justin Smith (not injury related)
Limited participation: WR Michael Crabtree (foot), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), S Dashon Goldson (knee), RB Moran Norris (fibula)
Full participation: CB Tramaine Brock (hand), CB Shawntae Spencer (toe)REDSKINS PRACTICE REPORT
Out (definitely will not play): RB Tashard Choice (hamstring), WR Santana Moss (hand)
Did not participate: S Oshiomogho Atogwe (toe, knee), TE Fred Davis (ankle)
Limited participation: CB Phillip Buchanon (neck, knee), LB London Fletcher (hamstring), T Trent Williams (ankle)
Full participation: S Reed Doughty (chest), LB Rocky McIntosh (ankle), TE Logan Paulsen (shoulder), RB Mike Sellers (back)

49ers claim outside linebacker off waivers from Patriots


49ers claim outside linebacker off waivers from Patriots

The 49ers on Wednesday were assigned outside linebacker Cassius Marsh off waivers from the New England Patriots.

The Patriots waived Marsh on Tuesday after acquiring him in September from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for fifth- and seventh-round draft picks.

Marsh (6 foot 4, 245 pounds) appeared in 46 games in his four NFL seasons. Three of his four career sacks came in 2016 while with the Seahawks. He was Seattle's fourth-round pick in 2014.

Marsh is the second defensive player the 49ers have claimed off waivers this week. The club acquired former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Sheldon Day on Monday. The 49ers released defensive linemen Tony McDaniel and Datone Jones within the past week.

The 49ers are at their roster maximum of 53 players. The club will have to clear a roster spot if Tank Carradine, as expected, is activated off injured reserve in order to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium.

Who 49ers start at quarterback is the last thing on Pete Carroll's mind


Who 49ers start at quarterback is the last thing on Pete Carroll's mind

SANTA CLARA – Quarterback C.J. Beathard is expected to make his fifth consecutive start for the 49ers on Sunday, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll said his team will be prepared to face Jimmy Garoppolo, too.

“It really isn’t a factor,” Carroll said in a conference call with Bay Area reporters on Wednesday. “We’re just preparing for the 49ers. They got a style of offense. They got really good players who do what they do. And whoever’s triggering it from the quarterback spot, we’re going to go play football.

“We’ve seen Jimmy play. We’ve seen how he’s mobile and the kind of athlete and competitor he is. But other than that, we just go play football. We can’t do anything about that.”

Beathard remained on the sideline when the clubs met Sept. 17 in Seattle. The Seahawks have defeated the 49ers seven consecutive times, including a 12-9 victory in Week 2 this season. Quarterback Brian Hoyer started the 49ers’ first six games of the season and rushed for just 7 yards during that time. Beathard has 115 yards rushing on 20 attempts in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

“He’s been mobile. He’s got a rushing average, you know,” Carroll said of Beathard. “He’s averaging 5-yards a carry and stuff. They’re incorporating him in the run game some that we have to be concerned about. That’s different than other quarterbacks at times. I’d think Jimmy can do the same stuff.

“He (Beathard) is getting more settled. You can see the offense growing. You can see Kyle able to expand and do more stuff. He’s an incredible offensive coordinator and play-caller that we’ve respected for a long time. I think they’re just grown and they’re getting more proficient at what they’re doing."