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Harbaugh: Davis not expected to practice Wednesday

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Harbaugh: Davis not expected to practice Wednesday

SANTA CLARA -- Tight end Vernon Davis, who continues to go through the NFL-mandated protocol in order to gain clearance to return from a concussion, is not expected to practice Wednesday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said.

Davis sustained a concussion in the first quarter of the 49ers' 42-13 loss Sunday night when Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chanceller hit him high while breaking up a pass. Chancellor was penalized for unnecessary roughness.

Davis must first receive clearance from an independent neurologist before he can return to practice. Harbaugh said Davis has not experienced a setback. Davis appeared on the practice field Wednesday and took part in individual stretching.

Meanwhile, the 49ers figure to promote receiver Ricardo Lockette or Chad Hall from the practice squad to fill the vacancy left by Mario Manningham's season-ending knee injury. Harbaugh suggested the 49ers could also fill the final roster spot with a practice squad player at another position.

The 49ers have no intention of looking outside the organization to a veteran player to fill the roster spot, Harbaugh said.

Harbaugh suggested that there will be competition among the wide receivers in practices this week to determine which player suits Sunday, along with Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss and Ted Ginn, the punt-return specialist.

"A.J. (Jenkins) will step up," Harbaugh said of the 49ers' first-round draft pick. "We'll look at a couple of other options at receiver, but that group will have to step up."

Defensive tackle Justin Smith, who missed the 49ers' past six quarters of action, continues to rehab his left arm/elbow, Harbaugh said. His availability for Sunday's season finale against the Arizona Cardinals remains in question.

49ers waive linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong

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49ers waive linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers on Friday waived linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to clear a roster spot.

The 49ers will activate defensive lineman Tank Carradine from injured reserve, coach Kyle Shanahan said. Carradine missed seven games after sustaining an ankle injury against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 21.

Armstrong started five games for the 49ers early in the season before losing his job. Reuben Foster returned to the starting line after missing time with ankle and ribs injuries. Veteran Brock Coyle has established himself as the starting middle linebacker.

Armstrong ranks second on the 49ers behind Jaquiski Tartt with 53 tackles on the season. He also leads the 49ers with two interceptions. Then-general manager Trent Baalke signed Armstrong to a two-year contract extension last December that included a $500,000 signing bonus.

The 49ers will have their largest group of healthy inactive players on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. However, right tackle Trent Brown is questionable after sustaining a shoulder injury late in Thursday's practice, Shanahan said.

49ERS INJURY REPORT
Out
S Adrian Colbert (thumb)
Questionable
T Trent Brown (shoulder)
RB Raheem Mostert (shoulder)
WR Trent Taylor (ribs)
DE Solomon Thomas (knee)

What they're saying: Happy Thanksgiving 2017

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What they're saying: Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Bay Area sports teams and your favorite players have plenty to be thankful for this year. 

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