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49ers snap count: Hyde's hip injury does not slow him down

49ers snap count: Hyde's hip injury does not slow him down

SANTA CLARA – Running back Carlos Hyde left the game Thursday night in the first quarter with a hip injury. At the time, the 49ers announced he was questionable to return.

But there was nothing questionable about Hyde’s effort, as he was in and out of the lineup in the first half before playing almost all of the second half. Hyde played 61 of the 49ers’ 82 offensive plays (including snaps nullified by penalties) in the team’s 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium.

“I knew that it was going to be tough coming into this game,” said Hyde, who gained 84 difficult yards and two touchdowns on 25 rushing attempts.

“I didn’t expect anything less from the Rams. They always play us tough, especially in the run game. I knew that it would take the extra effort to get 1 or 2 yards extra to move the chains.”

Afterward Hyde appeared to be fine though he got a lot of attention from the 49ers’ medical staff early in the game. He exited after his third rushing attempt, landing on his left side on back-to-back plays on which he gained 20 and 3 yards.

“I landed weird on my oblique,” Hyde said. “And it got sore on me. But as I kept playing, the better it felt. When I went to the sideline, that’s when I felt it. When I was in the game, I didn’t feel it at all.”

Hyde said the injury was a bruise and not any kind of muscle strain.

Four of Hyde’s teammates, however, did not return after sustaining injuries:

--Fullback Kyle Juszczyk sustained what the club initially described as a neck injury, as he appeared shaken up after back-to-back plays on which he blocked at the goal line for Hyde in the third quarter. He was later diagnosed with a concussion.

--Safety Jaquiski Tartt was injured late in the third quarter after combining for a tackle on Rams receiver Robert Woods 25 yards down the field. His teammate, defensive lineman Earl Mitchell, inadvertently kneed Tartt in the head as he pursued the play. Tartt was immediately taken to the locker room and diagnosed with a concussion.

--Backup linebacker and core special-teams player Brock Coyle was also diagnosed with a concussion in the second half. Coyle, Juszczyk and Tartt are now in the NFL concussion protocol. The 49ers return to action Oct. 1 at the Arizona Cardinals.

--Defensive lineman Tank Carradine had a difficult time walking on his own as he left the stadium with an orthopedic boot on his right foot. Carradine sustained an ankle sprain early in the fourth quarter and did not return to action.

Here is a look at the 49ers’ playing time on offense, defense and special teams:

OFFENSE
(82 plays)
Quarterback – Brian Hoyer 82
Running back – Carlos Hyde 61, Kyle Juszczyk 26, Matt Breida 16, Raheem Mostert 8
Wide receiver – Pierre Garçon 69, Marquise Goodwin 59, Trent Taylor 39, Aldrick Robinson 27, Victor Bolden 2
Tight end – George Kittle 39, Garrett Celek 36, Logan Paulsen 27
Offensive line – Joe Staley 82, Trent Brown 82, Daniel Kilgore 82, Brandon Fusco 82, Laken Tomlinson 82, Garry Gilliam 1

DEFENSE
(67 plays)
Defensive line – DeForest Buckner 61, Arik Armstead 55, Earl Mitchell 50, Solomon Thomas 38, Tank Carradine 29, Aaron Lynch 14, D.J. Jones 13, Elvis Dumervil 10
Linebacker – NaVorro Bowman 67, Ray-Ray Armstrong 66, Eli Harold 26, Brock Coyle 2
Cornerback – Dontae Johnson 65, Rashard Robinson 65, K’Waun Williams 42
Safety – Jimmie Ward 67, Jaquiski Tartt 48, Lorenzo Jerome 19

SPECIAL TEAMS
(34 plays)
Dekoda Watson 28, Elijah Lee 21, Celek 21, Mostert 21, Adrian Colbert 20, Asa Jackson 19, Coyle 18, Harold 18, Jerome 18, Bolden 17, Bradley Pinion 16, Paulsen 16, Johnson 14, Breida 11, Kyle Nelson 9, R.Robinson 9, Robbie Gould 7, Buckner 7, Armstead 7, Mitchell 7, Tartt 7, Ward 7, Zane Beadles 6, Staley 6, Kilgore, 6, Fusco 6, Brown 6, Carradine 6, Gilliam 6, Armstrong 3, A.Robinson 3, Bowman 2, Jones 2, Juszczyk 2, Taylor 1, Thomas 1

DID NOT PLAY
QB C.J. Beathard

INACTIVE
WR Kendrick Bourne
CB Ahkello Witherspoon
DB Eric Reid (knee)
LB Pita Taumoepenu
LB Reuben Foster (ankle)
OL Erik Magnuson
DL Xavier Cooper

NFL mock draft 2020: 49ers expected to take Jerry Jeudy or Henry Ruggs

NFL mock draft 2020: 49ers expected to take Jerry Jeudy or Henry Ruggs

The 2020 NFL Draft is merely two weeks away. It will take part in much different circumstances than the pomp of Las Vegas, but nevertheless, seven rounds of draft picks will be complete. 

After shocking many by trading star defensive lineman DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts, the 49ers now own the No. 13 pick in the draft, along with the No. 31 pick they already owned as the NFC champions. 

San Francisco can go plenty of ways with its two picks in the first round and should be able to find a receiver with star potential for Kyle Shanahan and Jimmy Garoppolo. Here at NBC Sports Bay Area, Dalton Johnson and Josh Schrock have the 49ers taking receiver Henry Ruggs III at No. 13 and cornerback Jeff Gladney at No. 31. 

Check out how various mock drafts see it playing out: 

Todd McShay, ESPN.com: WR Henry Ruggs (No. 13), CB A.J. Terrell (No. 31)
Ruggs: "Coach Kyle Shanahan likes speedy guys who can tack on yards after the catch, and that's what Ruggs does. Suddenly, that arsenal doesn't look too bad with the likes of Deebo Samuel and George Kittle also running routes for Jimmy Garoppolo."
Terrell: "Terrell is long and plays fast -- as he ran a 4.42 at the combine. He has the talent to be a difference-maker opposite Richard Sherman."

Mel Kiper, ESPN.com: WR Jerry Jeudy (No. 13), CB Noah Igbinoghene (No. 31)
Jeudy: "Adding Jeudy, who caught 77 passes for 1,163 yards and 10 TDs last season, to a group with Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne makes this a really exciting (and young) trio of wideouts for Jimmy Garoppolo."
Igbinoghene: "Igbinoghene, a track athlete who is still raw, is my third-ranked corner, and he could also help as a return man."

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: WR Jerry Jeudy (No. 13), OL Cesar Ruiz (No. 31)
Jeudy: "If Jeudy is on the board, this is a no-brainer for the 49ers."
Ruiz: "He’s a mean but agile centerpiece in the middle of the offensive line, and he has the moves to get upfield and lock out in the zone-blocking scheme."

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: WR Henry Ruggs (No. 13), DT Ross Blacklock (No. 31)
Ruggs: "Let's take a minute and just imagine Ruggs in the hands of a creative play-caller like Kyle Shanahan."
Blacklock: "The 49ers will likely trade down to stockpile selections, as they currently don't hold a pick in Rounds 2-4."

Dan Kadar, SB Nation: WR CeeDee Lamb (No. 31), S Xavier McKinney (No. 31)
Lamb: "Lamb would give the 49ers a superstar wide receiver to pair with Deebo Samuel. Along with tight end George Kittle, San Francisco would have one of the best receiver groups in the NFL."
McKinney: "He’s capable of playing safety and cornerback, and comes out of a system at Alabama that should have him pro ready."

    49ers' Kendrick Bourne implores Matt Breida to re-sign for 2020 season

    49ers' Kendrick Bourne implores Matt Breida to re-sign for 2020 season

    Kendrick Bourne wants Matt Breida to follow in his footsteps.

    The 49ers wide receiver signed his one-year tender Monday, ensuring he would return for the 2020 season. San Francisco placed second-round tenders on Bourne and Breida last month, and Bourne encouraged Breida to sign his, too.

    Bourne and Breida joined the 49ers as undrafted free agents in 2017. The 24-year-old receiver scored a career-high five touchdowns in the 2019 regular season and caught 30 passes for 358 yards.

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    Breida, meanwhile, largely lost his role in the 49ers offense by the end of the 2019 season. He ran a career-high 153 times for 814 yards in 2018, but Breida ran for nearly 200 fewer yards in 2019 as the running back ended the season behind Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman on the 49ers’ depth chart. Jerick McKinnon’s return could further crowd Breida out.

    Bourne has been with Breida every step of their NFL careers, however, and he wants the running back to once again be his teammate this season.