SANTA CLARA – Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon did not start, but he saw slightly more playing time Sunday night than Emmanuel Moseley, as the 49ers ease him back into his role.
“Akhello had a pretty good week of practice,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said following the 49ers’ 37-8 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. “Still thought he was about a week away to get his starting job back.
“It’s a matter of time before he does get that. We planned on putting Akhello in a couple series each half.”
Witherspoon played 49 snaps, while Moseley, making his eighth consecutive start, was on the field for 45 plays.
On offense, tight end Ross Dwelley saw a significant drop in playing time with George Kittle and Garrett Celek back in action. Dwelley, who started the past six games, played just five snaps. Veteran Levine Toilolo was inactive for the first time this season.
The 49ers deactivated veteran wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and had five receivers in uniform. Deebo Samuel, Emmanuel Sanders and Kendrick Bourne saw the most playing time. Richie James was on the field for 13 plays, while Dante Pettis played just seven snaps.
Here is a look at how much everyone on the 49ers played Sunday on offense, defense and special teams:
Total offensive snaps: 48
Quarterback – Jimmy Garoppolo 48
Running back – Tevin Coleman 29, Kyle Juszczyk 23, Raheem Mostert 14, Jeff Wilson 5
Wide receiver – Deebo Samuel 35, Emmanuel Sanders 32, Kendrick Bourne 24, Richie James 13, Dante Pettis 7
Tight end – George Kittle 38, Garrett Celek 15, Ross Dwelley 5
Offensive line – Laken Tomlinson 48, Mike Person 48, Mike McGlinchey 48, Weston Richburg 48, Daniel Brunskill 28, Justin Skule 20
Did not play – QB Nick Mullens, OL Ben Garland
Total defensive snaps: 80
Defensive line – Nick Bosa 54, Arik Armstead 50, DeForest Buckner 49, Solomon Thomas 42, D.J. Jones 38, Damontre Moore 34, Sheldon Day 29, Jullian Taylor 25
Linebacker – Dre Greenlaw 74, Fred Warner 68, Azeez Al-Shaair 22, Elijah Lee 12
Defensive back – Jimmie Ward 68, Jaquiski Tartt 68, Richard Sherman 66, Ahkello Witherspoon 49, K’Waun Williams 46, Emmanuel Moseley 45, Tarvarius Moore 17, Marcell Harris 12, D.J. Reed 12
Total special teams plays: 26
Mark Nzeocha 19, Moore 19, Lee 19, Nzeocha 19, Mitch Wishnowsky 18, Harris 18, James 15, Al-Shaair 14, Reed 13, Celek 12, Kyle Nelson 11, Mostert 11, Bourne 10, Moseley 10, Ward 9, Chase McLaughlin 7, McGlinchey 7, Tomlinson 7, Richburg 7, Brunskill 7, Skule 7, Dwelley 7, Armstead 7, Buckner 7, Person 6, Tartt 6, Juszczyk 4, Greenlaw 4, Wilson 4, Ben Garland 1.
QB C.J. Beathard
K Robbie Gould
WR Marquise Goodwin
RB Matt Breida
DE Dee Ford
LT Joe Staley
TE Levine Toilolo