49ers so banged up, they only have three inactive players


Normally, NFL teams deem seven players inactive 90 minutes before a game.

The 49ers, due to all their injuries and COVID-19-related issues, only listed three players asinactive for Thursday night's game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium: Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon, running back Tevin Coleman and linebacker Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles.

Witherspoon is a healthy scratch, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.

Already dealing with a lengthy list of injuries, the 49ers lost Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle to ankle and foot injuries, respectively, last week. And this week, a positive COVID-19 test for receiver Kendrick Bourne forced the team to put rookie Brandon Aiyuk, wideout Deebo Samuel and right tackle Trent Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list due to close contact with Bourne.

To compensate for all the players not available, the 49ers made a flurry of roster moves Thursday, activating tight end Jordan Reed from injured reserve and added six players to the active roster.

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On the other side of the ball, the Packers will have running back Aaron Jones in the lineup, though his role could be limited.

The 49ers (4-4) will look to upset the Packers (5-2) with an active roster that looks completely different than the one they hoped to have on the field during this gauntlet of games.