PHILADELPHIA -- Linebacker Reuben Foster will not play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles after getting limited work during the week due to ribs and ankle injuries.
Foster will miss his sixth game of the season. He did not play in Weeks 2 through 6 due to a high right ankle sprain he sustained in the season opener against the Carolina Panthers. Last week, he sustained a ribs injury that forced him out of action in the second half against the Dallas Cowboys.
The 49ers will likely counter with Ray-Ray Armstrong, Brock Coyle and Eric Reid at the inside linebacker positions to compensate for the loss of Foster.
The 49ers will also not have the services of right tackle Trent Brown, who sustained a concussion last week in the second half against the Cowboys. He did not practice this week and did not make it through the return-to-play protocol in order to be cleared to play against the Eagles. Veteran Garry Gilliam is scheduled to start in place of Brown.
Fullback Kyle Juszczyk returns to action on Sunday after being inactive the previous two games with a back injury.
Veteran cornerback Leon Hall is active for the first time with the 49ers. He will likely see time when the 49ers deploy extra defensive backs with nickel back K'Waun Williams out with a quadriceps injury.
LB Reuben Foster (ribs/ankle)
RT Trent Brown (concussion)
CB K'Waun Williams (quadriceps)
DE Aaron Lynch (calf)
WR Victor Bolden
DB Dexter McCoil
DE Pita Taumoepenu
WR Shelton Gibson
CB Ronald Darby
DE Steven Means
LB Jordan Hicks
DT Justin Hamilton
DT Elijah Qualls
T Taylor Hart
Right tackle Trent Brown is not expected to be available for the 49ers on Sunday.
The 49ers could play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles without two starters on their offensive line, as right guard Brandon Fusco is also listed as questionable with a biceps injury. Coach Kyle Shanahan said the 49ers will make a game-time decision on Fusco’s availability.
Veteran tackle Garry Gilliam is scheduled to start in place of Brown. Zane Beadles would likely start in place of Fusco.
The 49ers on Friday ruled out defensive end Aaron Lynch (calf) and nickel back K’Waun Williams (quadriceps). Veteran cornerback Leon Hall is expected to be active for the game.
Fusco, linebacker Reuben Foster (ankle, ribs) and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (back) saw limited practice time on Friday and are listed as questionable.
Brown did not practice this week and appears highly unlikely to make it through the concussion protocol for Sunday’s game.
Fullback Kyle Juszczyk is not even listed on the injury report. He will return to action after missing two games with a back injury.
49ers Injury Report
DE Aaron Lynch (calf)
CB K'Waun Williams (quadricep)
T Trent Brown (concussion)
LB Reuben Foster (ankle, ribs)
G Brandon Fusco (biceps)
WR Marquise Goodwin (back)
SANTA CLARA – What you see is not necessarily what you get once training camp comes to an end.
Yes, undrafted rookie guard/center Erik Magnuson was seen on video posted on the 49ers official website working with the 49ers’ first-team offensive line. But, according to Kyle Shanahan, it was not exactly the 49ers’ first-team offensive line.
The 49ers practiced this week as if they were getting ready for a regular-season game. During the season, the second-team offense does not take the field together to run plays. The starting unit might feature a backup at a position or two to give starters a break.
“Just because you see guys in a picture that might be in and there’s ones next to him, that doesn’t mean he’s going with the ones,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “It means whoever was there just got a break that play. There’s plenty of times you might, if you looked at practice this week, you’d see the starting O-Line in there and C.J. (Beathard) would be at quarterback, because we don’t want Brian (Hoyer) to go 10 plays in a row and he took a run play off or something like that.”
Shanahan said there has been no change to the 49ers’ first-team offensive line, which has featured tackles Joe Staley and Trent Brown, guards Brandon Fusco and Zane Beadles, and center Daniel Kilgore.