SEATTLE – The 49ers have made a change to their offensive line for the team’s game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Laken Tomlinson is in, and Zane Beadles is out.
And the 49ers will also have the services of free safety Jimmie Ward for the first time this season. Ward will be in uniform after missing all of training camp and the first regular-season game with a hamstring injury. The 49ers deactivated rookie safety Lorenzo Jerome. Jaquiski Tartt started at free safety for the 49ers in Week 1.
Tomlinson, acquired Aug. 31 in a trade with the Detroit Lions for a fifth-round draft pick in 2019, will suit up for the first time as a member of the 49ers and start at left guard, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area.
Beadles entered the day with 108 consecutive starts, ranking as the No. 2 current streak among guards in the NFL behind Atlanta’s Andy Levitre, who has 129 consecutive starts.
Beadles, 30, has never missed a game in his eight-year NFL career, in which he has started 111 of the 113 games in which he appeared. Beadles, who struggled throughout training after taking over for Joshua Garnett, surrendered a sack-fumble in the 49ers’ opener against the Carolina Panthers. Garnett is out for the season after undergoing knee surgery last month.
Beadles is active for the game and will serve as a backup at both guard positions and center.
Tomlinson will start at left guard against the Seahawks – just as he did in the Lions’ 26-6 season-ending loss in the NFC wild-card round in January. Tomlinson played all 55 snaps against Seattle.
He graded out as the Lions’ top pass-blocker on the offensive line in that game, allowing just two quarterback hurries in 39 pass plays, according to Pro Football Focus.
Tomlinson, 25, a third-year pro, will make his 25th career start after the Lions selected him in the first round of the 2015 draft with the No. 28 overall pick.
Pass-rusher Aaron Lynch, who was not active for the 49ers’ season opener last week, will be in uniform for Sunday’s game.
WR Kendrick Bourne
CB Ahkello Witherspooon
DB Lorenzo Jerome
LB Pita Taumoepenu
LB Reuben Foster
OL Erik Magnuson
DL Xavier Cooper