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Willis returns; Ginn, Williams out

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Willis returns; Ginn, Williams out

ST. LOUIS -- Linebacker Patrick Willis will return to the starting lineup for the 49ers on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams after missing three games with a right hamstring strain.But the 49ers will be without the services of receivers Ted Ginn (ankle) and Kyle Williams (concussion). Both players were among the seven players the 49ers deactivated for Sunday's game.Brett Swain will start in place of Ginn. The 49ers have only three receivers active for the game, as undrafted rookie Joe Hastings was promoted Saturday from the practice squad. If the 49ers need an emergency fourth receiver, rookie special-teamer Colin Jones is a possibility.Tight end Delanie Walker, who sustained a fractured jaw in the 49ers' victory at Seattle last week, is out indefinitely. Justin Peelle will serve as the second tight end.The 49ers have two fullbacks -- starter Bruce Miller and veteran Moran Norris -- active for the game. Tramaine Brock is back as the team's fourth cornerback in place of Shawntae Spencer, who is not active for the game. And Larry Grant, who filled in admirably during Willis' absence, will return to his backup role on defense.
For the Rams, Kellen Clemens will start at quarterback with Sam Bradford and A.J. Feeley both out of action. Tom Brandstater is the Rams' backup quarterback.
49ers inactives
QB Scott Tolzien
WR Kyle Williams
WR Ted Ginn
CB Shawntae Spencer
TE Delanie Walker
T Mike Person
DT Ian WilliamsRams inactives
QB Sam Bradford
QB A.J. Feeley
CB Justin King
CB Nate Ness
TE Ben Guidugli
OL Kevin Hughes
TE Mike McNeil

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. 

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