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Snap count: Hyde's hip kept him from heavy workload in 49ers' OT loss

Snap count: Hyde's hip kept him from heavy workload in 49ers' OT loss

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Running back Carlos Hyde, who was limited in practice due to a hip contusion, saw a reduction in playing time in the 49ers’ 18-15 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

“He wasn’t on a pitch count, but we knew he was banged up all week,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “So we wanted to make sure to keep him fresh. We planned on getting (Matt) Breida in there, but by no means did we limit the numbers.”

Hyde carried 16 times for 68 yards, while Breida gained just 16 yards on nine rushing attempts. Hyde is the NFL’s sixth-leading rusher with 321 yards on the season.

Hyde said he felt as if he was not 100 percent due to hip, which he injured early in the 49ers’ loss last week to the Los Angeles Rams. Hyde played 58 of the 49ers' 84 offensive snaps against the Cardinals.

“I felt all right,” he said. “I didn’t feel like myself all the way. But I felt like I could still be effective. I had to manage it a little bit, just taking a breather.

“I felt it a little bit in the game, but it didn’t slow me down, so well see how I feel (Monday).”

Here is a look at the 49ers’ playing time on offense, defense and special teams:

OFFENSE
(84 plays)
Quarterback – Brian Hoyer 83, C.J. Beathard 1
Running back – Carlos Hyde 58, Matt Breida 26, Kyle Juszczyk 24
Wide receiver – Pierre Garçon 74, Aldrick Robinson 73, Trent Taylor 47, Victor Bolden 12, Marquise Goodwin 9
Tight end – George Kittle 75, Garrett Celek 21, Logan Paulsen 1
Offensive line – Joe Staley 84, Trent Brown 84, Daniel Kilgore 84, Brandon Fusco 84, Laken Tomlinson 84

DEFENSE
(86 plays)
Defensive line – DeForest Buckner 69, Solomon Thomas 69, Arik Armstead 57, Earl Mitchell 40, Elvis Dumervil 28, Aaron Lynch 25, Xavier Cooper 17, D.J. Jones 16
Linebacker – NaVorro Bowman 83, Ray-Ray Armstrong 64, Eli Harold 27, Dekoda Watson 13, Brock Coyle 3
Cornerback – Dontae Johnson 86, Rashard Robinson 85, K’Waun Williams 69, Asa Jackson 1
Safety – Jaquiski Tartt 86, Jimmie Ward 86, Lorenzo Jerome 22

SPECIAL TEAMS
(35 plays)
Coyle 29, Raheem Mostert 25, Elijah Lee 25, Celek 25, Jackson 23, Harold 20, Watson 19, Bradley Pinion 18, Paulsen 16, Bolden 13, Johnson 13, Kyle Nelson 12, Jerome 12, R.Robinson 11, Breida 10, Adrian Colbert 9, Armstrong 9, Jones 7, Tartt 6, Juszczyk 7, Taylor 6, Ward 6, Zane Beadles 5, Robbie Gould 5, Garry Gilliam 5, Buckner 5, Thomas 5, Staley 5, Brown 5, Kilgore 5, Fusco 5, Armstead 4, Mitchell 4, A.Robinson 2, Bowman 1, Williams, Dumervil 1

DID NOT PLAY
None

INACTIVE
WR Kendrick Bourne, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, DB Eric Reid (knee), LB Mark Nzeocha, LB Pita Taumoepenu, LB Reuben Foster (ankle), OL Erik Magnuson

Roger Goodell: 'What we are trying to stay out of is politics'

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Roger Goodell: 'What we are trying to stay out of is politics'

NEW YORK — The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem.

Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Wednesday at the league’s fall meetings that altering the language from “should stand” to “must stand” was not discussed.

New York Giants owner John Mara noted that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones “spoke at length” to the other owners about the anthem issue. Jones has said any Dallas player who doesn’t stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” would not be playing.

Goodell reiterated that the league and its 32 clubs “believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. It’s an important part of our policy and the game. It’s important to honor our flag and our country and I think our fans expect that.”

Asked about any owners who threatened discipline for players who didn’t stand, Goodell said the owners didn’t discuss it.

“There was a fair amount of conversation and I think our clubs see it the same way. I can’t deal with hypotheticals,” Goodell said.

Reminded that President Donald Trump tweeted again Wednesday about the demonstrations during the anthem, Goodell said there was nothing unpatriotic about his league.

“Everyone feels strongly about our country and have pride,” he said, adding the NFL is “not afraid of tough conversations.

“What we are trying to stay out of is politics.”

Goodell noted that only six or seven players are still kneeling or are involved in protests.

“We hope we will continue to work to put that at zero,” he said.

On Tuesday, in an unprecedented move for a league meeting, a group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met for more than two hours at NFL headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing the players’ platforms for speaking out on social issues.

“I understand the way they feel about these issues,” Goodell said Wednesday. “We feel the same about patriotism and the flag and I believe our players feel that way. We have a great deal of support for the efforts of our players.”

Trump blasts NFL for not demanding players stand during national anthem

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Trump blasts NFL for not demanding players stand during national anthem

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem.

Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the “NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem.”

He adds: “Total disrespect for our great country!”

Trump appeared to be responding to the NFL annual fall meeting on Tuesday. The league invited players and representatives from their union to discuss social issues.

The topic of the national anthem was not discussed at length. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said owners did not ask players to commit to standing during the anthem.

Trump has suggested the owners should “fire” any players who knelt during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”