Goldson ejected for fighting with Doucet


Goldson ejected for fighting with Doucet

SAN FRANCISCO -- Safety Dashon Goldson was ejected in the fourth quarter from the 49ers' game Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals for retaliating against receiver Early Doucet with a flurry of punches.Goldson was penalized and removed from the game with 11:08 remaining with the 49ers leading 23-0. He had to leave the field after tangling with Doucet. Goldson threw four punches during the skirmish. Doucet was not ejected.
"I saw Dashon get hit, get punched in the back of the head while he was sitting down," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. "And he got up and retaliated. We all saw what happened to Dashon."He was remorseful about it. (He) talked to the team about it."
Goldson left the locker room after the game before speaking to the media and will have to await word on whether he can play in the 49ers' next game.
We will not make any determinations today on game-related discipline, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told CSNBayArea.com in an email.Last year, Tennessee cornerback Cortland Finnegan and Houston receiver Andre Johnson were ejected after fighting. Both players were fined 25,000 but avoided suspensions.
The Cardinals ended up scoring a touchdown on that drive after Reggie Smith replaced Goldson in the 49ers' secondary.Goldson, who has never been disciplined by the NFL office, will get fined for his actions. He is also subject to a possible suspension. The 49ers return to action Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens.Earlier in the game, Goldson recorded his third interception of the season.

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."