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49ers rookie Lenoir plays all 90 defensive snaps in opener

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Deommodore Lenoir

DETROIT -- Rookie cornerback Deommodore Lenoir logged more than a full day of work in his NFL regular-season debut.

Lenoir was the only 49ers defender who played every snap -- 90, in all -- in the 49ers' season-opening 41-33 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field. He also played four snaps on special teams.

Lenoir had an impressive Week 1 showing, as Lions quarterback Jared Goff rarely even threw his way. Goff completed 38 of 57 pass attempts for 338 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

But he tested Lenoir just three times, completing one pass for just 3 yards, according to Pro Football Focus.

The 49ers did not have the services of starting cornerback Emmanuel Moseley, who was inactive due to a knee injury. Lenoir stepped into the starting lineup at left cornerback after an impressive training camp and preseason.

Now, the fifth-round draft pick from Oregon figures to be there a while after the likely season-ending injury to veteran cornerback Jason Verrett. The preliminary diagnosis on Verrett led the team's medical staff to believe Verrett sustained a torn ACL in his right knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.

The 49ers had nine defensive linemen active for the game, and all nine played a lot. Arik Armstead and Nick Bosa led the way with 60 and 51 snaps, respectively. Dee Ford was on the field for 30 snaps.

The 49ers played all five of their active wide receivers. Deebo Samuel played 46 snaps of the team's 55 offensive plays. He had a career-high 189 yards receiving on nine receptions.


Trent Sherfield played 27 snaps, while Brandon Aiyuk was on the field for 26 plays. Sherfield caught two passes for 23 yards and a touchdown, while Aiyuk was not targeted with any passes on the day.

Jimmy Garoppolo played 51 snaps, while Trey Lance mixed into the action with four plays. He attempted one pass, which went for a 5-yard touchdown to Sherfield, and he ran three times for 2 yards.

Here is a look at how much each 49ers player saw action on offense, defense and special teams:

Quarterback: Jimmy Garoppolo 51, Trey Lance 4

Running back: Elijah Mitchell 35, Kyle Juszczyk 20, JaMycal Hasty 16, Raheem Mostert 4

Wide receiver: Deebo Samuel 46, Trent Sherfield 27, Brandon Aiyuk 26, Mohamed Sanu 20, Jauan Jennings 6

Tight end: George Kittle 52, Ross Dwelley 14, Charlie Woerner 9

Offensive line: Daniel Brunskill 55, Laken Tomlinson 55, Mike McGlinchey 55, Alex Mack 55, Trent Williams 55

Defensive line: Arik Armstead 60, Nick Bosa 51, Samson Ebukam 44, Kevin Givens 42, Kentavius Street 42, D.J. Jones 39, Arden Key 38, Dee Ford 30, Zach Kerr 23

Linebacker: Fred Warner 77, Azeez Al-Shaair 72, Dre Greenlaw 37, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles 17, Marcell Harris 3

Cornerback: Deommodore Lenoir 90, K’Waun Williams 61, Jason Verrett 60, Dontae Johnson 31, Ambry Thomas 9

Safety: Jimmie Ward 75, Jaquiski Tartt 72, Talanoa Hufanga 20, Tavon Wilson 19

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Special teams: Woerner 23, Johnson 22, Flannigan-Fowles 22, Hufanga 20, Thomas 19, Ebukam 16, Robbie Gould 14, Dwelley 14, Harris 14, Ward 14, Wilson 14, Armstead 13, Mitch Wishnowsky 12, Jones 12, Taylor Pepper 10, Tom Compton 8, Jaylon Moore 8, Brunskill 8, Tomlinson 8, McGlinchey 8, Juszczyk 8, Sanu 6, Jennings 6, Tartt 6, Al-Shaair 6, Key 5, Lenoir 4, Givens 4, Warner 3, Sherfield 3, Kittle 2, Mitchell 2, Hasty 2, Aiyuk 1, K.Williams 1, Bosa 1, Ford 1

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