49ers running back Matt Breida will not be available to play this week against the Denver Broncos because of an ankle injury.
Breida sustained an injury to his left ankle Sunday during pregame warmups in Seattle. He has been bothered by a left ankle injury since the Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals, but 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that the recent injury is different from the injury that has plagued the second-year pro this season.
Breida ranks 13th in the NFL with 744 yards on 132 carries, with three touchdowns. He also has caught 21 passes for 209 yards and two more scores.
Safety Jaquiski Tartt will not be available this week because of a shoulder stringer that he aggravated against the Seahawks. Outside linebacker/defensive end Dekoda Watson will go on season-ending injured reserve with a calf injury.
Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin returned to the team Monday, and is expected to be available this week, Shanahan said. Goodwin missed the past two games, as the team excused him to deal with a family matter.
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With Breida unavailable this week, undrafted rookie Jeff Wilson is expected to receive the bulk of the playing time. Wilson played 55 of the 49ers' 76 snaps Sunday, and he gained 61 yards on 15 carries and also caught eight passes for 73 yards.
Alfred Morris and Matthew Dayes are the only other healthy running backs on the 49ers' roster.
Sunday will be a special day for Terrell Owens.
The Hall of Fame wide receiver spent eight seasons with the 49ers after they drafted him in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft. Owens blossomed into a star in San Francisco and will be immortalized as such Sunday when he is inducted into the 49ers Hall of Fame at halftime of the Niners' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
As a member of the 49ers' Hall of Fame, Owens will get a statue to commemorate his accomplishments and time in San Francisco.
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Owens was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018. He finished his career with 15,934 yards and 153 yards.
Quarterbacks have been dropping like flies in the NFL this season.
First it was Nick Foles in Jacksonville, followed up by Drew Brees in New Orleans and then Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh.
With the 49ers facing Roethlisberger's backup Mason Rudolph on Sunday, there might be another franchise QB who won't be able to suit up against San Francisco down the line.
Carolina Panthers star Cam Newton could miss more than just Week 3, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday.
With an Oct. 27 trip to Levi’s Stadium on the horizon, Carolina will have a little over a month to see if Newton can return to form after suffering a midfoot sprain earlier this season.
The Panthers will play three games and have their bye week prior to Week 8.
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Kyle Allen will start Sunday for the Panthers after a promising starting debut in Week 17 last year. Allen threw for 228 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions as Carolina beat the Saints in New Orleans to close out the 2018 season.
There’s no doubt that Robert Saleh and the 49ers defense could have their eye on the result of Allen’s 2019 debut, as there's a good chance he leads the Panthers into Santa Clara later this season.