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Edwards inactive due to performance, not health

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Edwards inactive due to performance, not health

SANTA CLARA -- Veteran wide receiver Braylon Edwards has been healthy this season for all of one game and three plays for the 49ers.Edwards, a seven-year pro, missed four games after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. And since sustaining a left shoulder sprain Nov. 6 at Washington, he has been inactive twice and caught just four passes for 52 yards in four games.Edwards went through limited practice the past two games. Last week in Arizona, he played but did not catch a pass. On Monday, he did not play.
The 49ers decided Monday night to suit up Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn and Kyle Williams as the team's top three receivers. A fourth receiver, Brett Swain, was active for his contributions on special teams.
So why was the decision made to deactivate Edwards?"Just based on the practices and the games," Harbaugh said.Now, Edwards might get another chance to get on the field Saturday against the Seattle Seahawks, as Ginn sustained an ankle sprain. His status for the upcoming game is uncertain.In the meantime, Harbaugh made it clear that he's expecting more from Edwards on the practice field."We'll see with Ted, but I think Braylon should be ready to go and (I) look for a good week of practice there," Harbaugh said.

49ers issue statement regarding incident involving Foster, Armstrong

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49ers issue statement regarding incident involving Foster, Armstrong

Late Tuesday afternoon, a report surfaced stating that 49ers linebackers were involving an incident outside a club early on Monday morning.

The 49ers have issued a statement regarding the matter:

Mission Local is reporting that Foster and Armstrong were at Love and Propaganda near Union Square in San Francisco when they noticed a car circling the club. They reportedly asked security to escort them to their car at which point the car in question pulled up next to their car. two men jumped out of the car carrying an assault rifle and a handgun.

According to the report, Foster and Armstrong took off running and ended up at the St. Francis hotel where they promptly called police. Neither was injured in the incident.

Jeff Garcia was frustrated by Brian Hoyer: 'I kept waiting...'

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Jeff Garcia was frustrated by Brian Hoyer: 'I kept waiting...'

Former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia liked what he saw from rookie C.J. Beathard, who replaced benched starter Brian Hoyer on Sunday.

“It looks like he has that physical and mental toughness,” said Garcia, now an analyst on NBC Sports Bay Area on the latest 49ers Insider Podcast.

“That’s the thing you like to see out of a quarterback, to be a leader, to demonstrate what it’s all about and get everybody on board following him, and to play hungry, to play intense, to demand perfection out of yourself, to want to make every play.”

With Beathard taking over at quarterback, the 49ers rallied from a 17-point deficit to tie the game in the third quarter. He also bought time with his legs to escape the pocket and throw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson in the closing minutes to give the 49ers an opportunity for a last-second win.

However, the 49ers lost their fifth consecutive game by three points or less with a 26-24 loss at Washington.

Beathard played with a sense of purpose and urgency Garcia said he did not see from Hoyer, who is playing for his seventh team in nine NFL seasons.

“I kept waiting for Brian to be that guy and he just wasn’t,” Garcia said. “That’s what frustrated me about Brian. Here he had a great opportunity to come in and be a starter and secure a position and take hold of a position for, really, the first time in his career.

“In retrospect, maybe he just is who he is, and that’s why he’s played for so many teams, and that’s why he’s never been considered a full-time starter or 'the guy' in the National Football League.”

Garcia added, “He left a door open, a window open, for another guy to step in and take advantage of it, and that’s what C.J. did. He was very opportunistic on Sunday in stepping onto the field and immediately having an impact.”