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Recovering RB Jacobs: 'I want to get hit'

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Recovering RB Jacobs: 'I want to get hit'

SANTA CLARA -- Heading into his debut season with the 49ers, running back Brandon Jacobs missed 11 career games since he broke into the league with the New York Giants in 2005.Brought in this offseason to make sure short yardage situations were converted, Jacobs has yet to be active for any of the 49ers' first four regular season games. But on Tuesday, the eight-year veteran gave every indication that he would be ready to take the ball from Alex Smith when the 49ers face the Bills on Sunday."I'm ready to play," Jacobs said from in front of his locker.Jacobs' return to practice last week in Youngstown, Ohio was limited, but he ran 60-yard dashes at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara Tuesday, and he didn't hold back."I ran 'em as hard as I can run," Jacobs said. "I feel good. I feel good about my explosion." Jacobs was hit in the knee in an Aug. 18 preseason game against the Houston Texans, and 45 days later, No. 45 is ready for more contact."I want to get hit," Jacobs said. "I definitely want to get out and get hit because once you get out and get that first nice hit, you feel like you're ready to go."The level of play in the NFL is too high to expect contributions without being in top physical shape."It's nothing now," Jacobs said of his hurt knee. "It's all gone now."Jacobs, is itching to get back on the field, especially being part of a new organization."I want to get out there and really be a part of it," Jacobs said.Without much time on the field, Jacobs has made a good impression on the Bay Area through his activity on Twitter, but Jacobs is putting a stop to that for the remainder of the season.Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's support. I will be off of twitter for the remainder of the season. Time to work!! Brandon Jacobs (@gatorboy45) October 2, 2012From here on out, you'll have to with what you see on the field, and he wouldn't have it any other way.Punter Andy Lee is getting it done on the field, but his right hand still hasn't fully recovered.
"Maybe not 100-percent," Lee said, waving his splinted right thumb. "But not enough to stop me from doing my job."
Lee was required for four punts in Sunday's win over the Jets. He averaged 46.0 yards per punt and pinned New York inside their own 20-yard line twice.
"The adrenaline of the game helps out," Lee said.Lee injured his thumb trying to bring down return-man Randall Cobb in the 49ers' Week 1 win over the Green Bay Packers.
Lee has appeared in all 128 games over his first eight NFL seasons with the 49ers, and he doesn't anticipate missing any this year. But it will be difficult to make a complete recovery in the midst of a season when his job requires him to use that right thumb every weekend to catch firm snaps from Brian Jennings.

49ers claim outside linebacker off waivers from Patriots

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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

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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."