Player News - 49ers

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49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks (legal) is not expected to practice this week.

Brooks was sent home from joint practices with the Broncos last week and missed the third preseason game after being indicted on misdemeanor sexual battery charges. GM Trent Baalke released a statement saying Brooks would miss the preseason game, but he did not elaborate on his future with the team. Coach Jim Tomsula called the situation "day to day."
Aug 30 - 7:03 PM

Navorro Bowman flashed his 2011-13 All Pro form on Saturday against Denver.

San Francisco would warmly welcome the return of their star ILB to All-Pro status after missing the 2014 season with a knee injury. The 49ers defense has been steadily falling apart over the offseason, so a boost from Bowman would go a long way in helping this unit stay afloat. The 49ers D/ST will be at home in Week 1 but won’t be a recommended fantasy option as Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings roll into town.
Aug 30 - 2:07 AM

Quinton Patton caught one pass for eight yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.

Patton operated as the 49ers' third receiver, but that did not get him many snaps with the first-team offense. San Francisco ran a lot of two-wide formations with FB Bruce Miller or an extra tight end on the field. With an uncertain workload on an offense poised to struggle, Patton is well off the redraft radar.
Aug 30 - 12:17 AM

Vernon Davis was held without a catch in the 49ers' third preseason game.

There were not many passes to go around as Colin Kaepernick attempted just five throws on the night. Davis does not have a catch this preseason. The 49ers have promised to get him more involved this season, but as perhaps the third option on an offense sure to struggle, Davis is nothing more than a TE2.
Aug 30 - 12:05 AM

Torrey Smith caught one pass for five yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.

Kaepernick only attempted five passes on the game, so there were not many opportunities for Smith to make noise. The reception was actually Smith's first of the preseason. Smith will be a boom-or-bust WR4 this season.
Aug 29 - 11:59 PM

Anquan Boldin did not catch his lone target in the 49ers' third preseason game.

The entire 49ers' offense was stuck in neutral in the first half, so Boldin did not get many chances to run routes much less catch passes. Perennially undervalued in fantasy circles, Boldin is a solid WR3 in PPR formats. Boldin has one catch for 14 yards this preseason.
Aug 29 - 11:56 PM

Kendall Hunter rushed seven times for 15 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.

It was Hunter's first game action since the 2013 NFC Championship game. Hunter played behind both Carlos Hyde and Reggie Bush. He will play a complementary role this season and is not relevant in fantasy leagues.
Aug 29 - 11:52 PM

Reggie Bush rushed once for 21 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.

The one carry came on a broken play on third-and-long in the first quarter. Bush saw some work with the first-team offense on third downs, but Carlos Hyde was the clear lead back on early downs. With their defense bleeding talent this offseason, Bush could see more opportunities than expected in passing situations. He is a good late-round pick in PPR.
Aug 29 - 11:50 PM

Carlos Hyde rushed four times for 28 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.

Hyde was the lone bright spot on the 49ers offense. He bounced off several tacklers on his 17-yard run and once again looked quick. Hyde could be hurt by the lack of talent around him on offense and the negative game scripts the 49ers are likely to find themselves in this season, but he has shown enough to be considered a low-end RB2. Hyde has 13 carries for 73 yards (5.61 YPC) this preseason.
Aug 29 - 11:45 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 2-of-5 passes for 13 yards and rushed three times for 53 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.

Kaepernick played an entire half, but the 49ers offense could not do anything in the first half. The offensive line struggled to protect Kaepernick, who was sacked twice including a safety. All of Kaepernick's rushing yards and eight of his passing yards came on the final drive of the first half. Kaepernick has completed 5-of-13 passes for 40 yards (3.07 YPA) and been sacked three times this preseason.
Aug 29 - 10:55 PM

The 49ers promised Vernon Davis would be a bigger part of the offense this season.

ESPN's Paul Gutierrez expects Davis to re-emerge as an option in the red zone and be San Francisco's "breakout" player on offense. Davis is 31, but entering a contract year and coming off a strong offseason in which he didn't hold out of OTAs and minicamp. With sure-handed Michael Crabtree and Stevie Johnson gone, Davis and Anquan Boldin figure to be leaned on by Colin Kaepernick.
Aug 28 - 9:29 AM

49ers rookie OLB Eli Harold has shown well in training camp.

A third-round pick this year, Harold could be asked to fill a big role on defense following the indictment of Ahmad Brooks on sexual battery charges. With Aldon Smith already cut following an off-the-field incident, Harold and sophomore Aaron Lynch are expected to start the third preseason game. 2013 third-round pick Corey Lemonier could also get snaps with the first-team defense.
Aug 27 - 12:21 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke said in a statement OLB Ahmad Brooks will not play in the third preseason game.

"We take any charge against a member of this organization seriously and are in communication with the NFL," Baalke said. "Ahmad is returning home to California and will not participate in Saturday’s game." Baalke did not say whether Brooks would be active for the regular season opener. Brooks was indicted on misdemeanor sexual battery charges on Wednesday. San Francisco allowed Ray McDonald to play last season after he was accused of domestic violence.
Aug 27 - 12:05 PM

49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks has been indicted on misdemeanor sexual battery charges in connection with a pool party that took place last December.

Ex-teammate Ray McDonald was simultaneously indicted on charges of raping an intoxicated woman and won't play in the NFL again. The transgression of which Brooks is accused took place with the same woman McDonald allegedly raped. All of the incidents were believed to be caught on video tape. Brooks is accused of "groping" the woman while she was unconscious. McDonald is in danger of spending many years in prison. It's unclear what will become of Brooks.
Aug 26 - 8:28 PM

The 49ers shuffled their offensive line at Tuesday's practice, giving sixth-round OG Ian Silberman first-team reps at right guard.

Marcus Martin started the first two preseason games at right guard, but was moved to center on Tuesday, booting Joe Looney from the top unit. Coach Jim Tomsula says the line is "unsettled" after Looney and Martin had some issues over the weekend against the Cowboys. Silberman played right tackle in college.
Aug 25 - 8:29 PM

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