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49ers snap count: Colbert returns to action, plays every snap

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49ers snap count: Colbert returns to action, plays every snap

CHICAGO – Safety Adrian Colbert returned to action Sunday and played every snap after missing just one game after undergoing thumb surgery during the bye week.

Colbert recorded three tackles in the 49ers’ 15-14 victory over the Chicago Bears in a game in which the offense controlled the ball and provided plenty of rest for the defense.

The 36 plays the 49ers defended – 37, including a play nullified by penalty – were the fewest snaps against the 49ers since Oct. 20, 1991, when the Detroit Lions ran 35 plays against the 49ers.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo made his first start as a member of the 49ers and completed 26 of 37 passes for 293 yards – the most ever in franchise history for a player making his starting debut.

Garoppolo completed passes to eight different receivers, including Trent Taylor, who was required intravenous fluids after spending most of the evening and morning sick from a case of food poisoning.

Taylor made the most of his 31 snaps on offense with six receptions for 92 yards. Five of his receptions extended drives with successful third-down conversions.

Here is a look at the 49ers’ playing time on offense, defense and special teams:

OFFENSE
(75 plays)
Quarterback – Jimmy Garoppolo 75
Running back – Carlos Hyde 50, Kyle Juszczyk 40, Matt Breida 24
Wide receiver – Marquise Goodwin 58, Louis Murphy 42, Trent Taylor 31, Kendrick Bourne 25, Aldrick Robinson 18
Tight end – Garrett Celek 52, George Kittle 27, Logan Paulsen 8
Offensive line – Daniel Kilgore 75, Brandon Fusco 75, Laken Tomlinson 75, Trent Brown 75, Joe Staley 75.

DEFENSE
(37 plays)
Defensive line – Solomon Thomas 29, DeForest Buckner 26, Leger Douzable 23, Earl Mitchell 18, Sheldon Day 15, Elvis Dumervil 14, Ronald Blair 12, Cassius Marsh 11
Linebacker – Reuben Foster 37, Brock Coyle 29, Eli Harold 17
Cornerback – Ahkello Witherspoon 37, Dontae Johnson 32, K’Waun Williams 18, Leon Hall 10, Greg Mabin 5
Safety – Adrian Colbert 37, Eric Reid 37

SPECIAL TEAMS
(23 plays)
Dekoda Watson 15, Marsh 15, Elijah Lee 13, Dexter McCoil 13, Mark Nzeocha 13, Bradley Pinion 12, Victor Bolden 12, Mabin 12, Johnson 11, Robinson 11, Celek 10, Harold 8, Hall 8, Paulsen 8, Kyle Nelson 7, Witherspoon 7, Robbie Gould 6, Darrell Williams 5, Zane Beadles 5, Buckner 5, Colbert 5, Staley 5, Tomlinson 5, Kilgore 5, Fusco 5, Taylor 5, Thomas 5, Reid 4, Coyle 3, Foster 3, Mitchell 3, Breida 2, Dumervil 2, Juszczyk 2, Williams 2, Douzable 1

DID NOT PLAY
QB C.J. Beathard

INACTIVE
RB Jeremy McNichols
DB Antone Exum
LB Pita Taumoepenu
DL Aaron Lynch
OL Tim Barnes
DL D.J. Jones
DL Tank Carradine

Source: 49ers sign son of former NFL WR

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Source: 49ers sign son of former NFL WR

The 49ers have signed wide receiver Max McCaffrey off the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad, a source confirmed Tuesday to NBC Sports Bay Area.

The NFL Network first reported the 49ers’ move.

The team could place wide receiver Victor Bolden on injured reserve to make roster space for McCaffrey. Bolden sustained an ankle injury in the 49ers’ 26-16 victory Sunday over the Houston Texans.

McCaffrey (6 foot 2, 200 pounds) is a second-year player from Duke. He is the son of former NFL receiver Ed McCaffrey and the older brother of former Stanford star and Carolina Panthers rookie Christian McCaffrey.

Max McCaffrey appeared in five games this season for the Jacksonville Jaguars, catching one pass for 4 yards.

He originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted rookie and spent time with Green Bay, New Orleans and Jacksonville before returning to the Packers’ practice squad in October.

Shanahan: Garoppolo's two starts do not impact contract situation

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Shanahan: Garoppolo's two starts do not impact contract situation

Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown for more yards than any quarterback in 49ers history in his first two starts.

But 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo’s play has not changed how he views the contract situation that must be addressed before the start of the new league year in March.

The 49ers acquired Garoppolo in a late-October trade with the New England Patriots. He is under contract only through the end of this season. The 49ers will retain Garoppolo with the franchise tag if the sides are unable to reach agreement on a multi-year deal.

“For me personally, it doesn't impact anything,” Shanahan said. “I thought it was so neat about the situation that I didn't feel that, because of that (franchise) option, that we had to see something here or there, and we had to do all this stuff.

“It's been able for us to just try to do things the right way, put him in when we thought he was ready to, not put any pressure on him where he has to do all this to show something. Obviously, we're very encouraged with how these two games have been.”

The 49ers must designate Garoppolo as their franchise player at any point from Feb. 20 to March 6. Last year, the one-year cost for a franchise player at quarterback was $21.268 million.

In leading the 49ers to back-to-back road victories, Garoppolo threw for 293 yards against the Chicago Bears and 334 yards against the Houston Texans. Garoppolo is scheduled to make his first home start on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans at Levi's Stadium.

“We'll see what happens here in the offseason when we get together and can assess everything,” Shanahan said. “I definitely don't think that’s something he's thinking about at this point, and it's definitely not something I'm thinking about, either.”

Shanahan said he does not anticipate the sides working out a contract extension during the final three weeks of the regular season.