SANTA CLARA – As the 49ers were set to hit the practice field Wednesday afternoon for their first full workout to prepare to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, only two players were being held out due to injuries.
Wide receivers Trent Taylor (foot) and Jalen Hurd (back) were not scheduled to practice, and neither is expected to be available for the season opener on Sunday. Both players are expected to be ready for action early in the regular season.
Left tackle Joe Staley, 35, was scheduled to sit out practice on Wednesday -- a luxury afforded to a 13-year professional.
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DE Nick Bosa (ankle)
WR Dante Pettis (groin)
C Weston Richburg (knee)
CB Jason Verrett (ankle)
CB K’Waun Williams (knee)
LT Joe Staley (vet day)
WR Trent Taylor (foot)
WR Jalen Hurd (back)
Some of the team’s other players who experienced physical conditions that limited them for some or all of the preseason were scheduled to go through limited work, including defensive end Nick Bosa, the No. 2 overall draft pick. Bosa sustained a right ankle sprain on Aug. 7 and came back to practice on Monday.
Each of the players who were limited in practice on Wednesday have a strong chance to be available to face the Buccaneers in Week 1.