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Bourne, Pettis took over WR snaps for depleted 49ers in loss

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The 49ers entered Week 1 with four wide receivers.

They were down to three on Sunday after Richie James left in the second half with a hamstring injury.

James played 10 snaps on offense and seven on special teams. Kendrick Bourne and Dante Pettis played the most of any of the team’s receivers in the 49ers’ 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 at Levi’s Stadium.

Bourne played 57 of the 49ers’ 62 offensive plays. Bourne caught two passes for 34 yards. Petts was on the field for 45 snaps. He failed to compete for a deep pass -- the only throw Jimmy Garoppolo directed his way -- that fell for an incompletion.

Slot receiver Trent Taylor played 21 snaps, catching two passes for just 7 yards.

Deebo Samuel (foot) is out for at least the first three games of the season while on injured reserve. The 49ers hope rookie receiver Brandon Aiyuk will be available for their Week 2 game against the New York Jets after missing three weeks with a hamstring injury.

The 49ers have the option this week of elevating a receiver from the practice squad if they need help against the Jets. Receivers Jauan Jennings, Kevin White and River Cracraft currently are on the practice squad.

The 49ers’ split up their 62 offensive plays among three running backs: Raheem Mostert (37), Jerick McKinnon (19) and Tevin Coleman (6). Coleman likely had a small workload due to the poor air quality at Levi’s Stadium. Coleman has the sickle cell trait.


The 49ers suited up eight defensive linemen, and each saw significant playing time. The Cardinals’ up-tempo offense and success in keeping drives alive wore down the 49ers up front. Javon Kinlaw played 39 snaps in his NFL debut. He was credited with one tackle.

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Here is the complete rundown of playing time for each 49ers player:


Quarterback: Jimmy Garoppolo 62

Running back: Raheem Mostert 37, Kyle Juszczyk 36, Jerick McKinnon 19, Tevin Coleman 6

Wide receiver: Kendrick Bourne 57, Dante Pettis 45, Trent Taylor 21, Richie James 10

Tight end: George Kittle 61, Jordan Reed 10, Ross Dwelley 7, Charlie Woerner 1

Offensive line: Trent Williams 62, Laken Tomlinson 62, Hroniss Grasu 62, Daniel Brunskill 62, Mike McGlinchey 62


Defensive line: Nick Bosa 57, Arik Armstead 52, Dee Ford 46, Solomon Thomas 40, D.J. Jones 39, Javon Kinlaw 39, Kerry Hyder 33, Kevin Givens 22

Linebacker: Fred Warner 82, Kwon Alexander 80, Dre Greenlaw 35

Defensive back: Jimmie Ward 82, Jaquiski Tartt 82, Emmanuel Moseley 82, Richard Sherman 78, K’Waun Williams 47, Ahkellow Witherspoon 4, Tarvarius Moore 2

Special teams

Moore 24, Azeez Al-Shaair 23, Mark Nzeocha 23, Greenlaw 23, Dontae Johnson 19, Marcell Harris 17, Mitch Wishnowsky 14, Ward 13, Witherspoon 13, Tartt 11, Armstead 11, Jones 10, Kinlaw 10, Kyle Nelson 9, McKinnon 9, Dwelley 9, James 7, Woerner 7, Thomas 7, Jeff Wilson 5, Juszczyk 5, Coleman 5, Robbie Gould 4, Tom Compton 4, Justin Skule 4, Tomlinson 4, Brunskill 4, McGlinchey 4, Taylor 3, Pettis 1, Moseley 1, Warner 1, Alexander 1, Bosa 1, K.Williams 1, Ford 1

Did not play

QB Nick Mullens, OL Colton McKivitz


QB C.J. Beathard, WR Brandon Aiyuk, DB Jason Verrett, LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, OL Ben Garland, DL Kentavius Street