Officially, Smith listed questionable; unofficially, expected to start


Officially, Smith listed questionable; unofficially, expected to start

SANTA CLARA -- Quarterback Alex Smith, who sustained a concussion Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, is listed as "questionable" on the 49ers' official injury report, though he expects to play Monday night against the Chicago Bears after being cleared for a full week of practice.

MAIOCCO: 49ers cleared to practice have played next game
The Bears, however, will be without their starting quarterback, Jay Cutler, who has already been ruled out for the game with a concussion. Veteran Jason Campbell will start.The 49ers do not expect injuries to sideline any players. All the other players on the team's roster are listed as probable. That list includes cornerback Chris Culliver, who was limited this week with a shoulder injury.Smith returned for four days of "limited practice." Any time the past two seasons in which a 49ers player has returned from a concussion for at least limited practice, that player has played in the next game.49ERS
Questionable: QB Alex Smith (concussion)
Probable: CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring), S Dashon Goldson (ribs), LB Tavares Gooden (elbow, quadricep), C Jonathan Goodwin (ankle), RB Frank Gore (ribs, wrist), G Mike Iupati (quadricep), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder), DT Will Tukuafu (wrist), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder)BEARS
Out: QB Jay Cutler (concussion), DE Shea McClellin (concussion), DT Matt Toeaina (calf)
Probable: WR Alshon Jeffery (hand), DT Henry Melton (back)

49ers waive linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong


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.

S Adrian Colbert (thumb)
T Trent Brown (shoulder)
RB Raheem Mostert (shoulder)
WR Trent Taylor (ribs)
DE Solomon Thomas (knee)

What they're saying: Happy Thanksgiving 2017


What they're saying: Happy Thanksgiving 2017

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

Check out how the teams and players are celebrating Thanksgiving in 2017.