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Michael Crabtree (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Crabtree's status is in question with the 49ers playing on a short week. He'll be updated again on Thursday.
Dec 17 - 7:26 PM

Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) said he does not expect to play in Saturday's game against the Chargers barring a miracle.

Despite receiving good news following an MRI, it doesn't look like Hyde is going to be able to go on this short week. It's terrible timing, as Frank Gore (concussion) is in serious doubt as well. It's certainly possible the 49ers will be forced to roll with Alfonso Smith and Phillip Tanner at running back Saturday.
Dec 17 - 5:14 PM

Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Frank Gore (concussion) also remained out on Wednesday. The 49ers are on a short week with a game against the Chargers on Saturday night. With both Hyde and Gore uncertain for Week 16, the 49ers signed RB Phillip Tanner on Wednesday. Alfonso Smith and Tanner are the lone healthy backs on the roster.
Dec 17 - 4:50 PM

Frank Gore (concussion) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Gore says he feels normal, but has yet to be cleared by an independent neurologist. With Gore and Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) uncertain for Saturday's game against the Chargers, the 49ers signed RB Phillip Tanner on Wednesday.
Dec 17 - 4:46 PM

49ers signed RB Phillip Tanner.

TE Garrett Celek (ankle) was placed on I.R. to make room. Tanner spent a couple weeks on the Bills' roster in October, but didn't play a snap. He's being brought in by the 49ers with Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) in doubt for Week 16. Alfonso Smith is the only other back on the roster.
Dec 17 - 1:10 PM

Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) did not practice Tuesday.

Hyde hurt both his ankle and back on a third-quarter play against the Seahawks. With Frank Gore (concussion) also sidelined, Alfonso Smith and FB Bruce Miller are the only other ball-carriers on the roster. We'd consider Hyde more likely than Gore to play Saturday night against the Chargers.
Dec 16 - 8:26 PM

Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) both did not practice Tuesday.

The 49ers weren't required to submit an injury report Tuesday, but they take on the Chargers on Saturday night, so both players are on a short week. Gore visited the doctor on Tuesday as part of the league's concussion protocol, while Hyde hurt his ankle and back in the third quarter last Sunday. Alfonso Smith and FB Bruce Miller are the only other ball-carriers on the 49ers roster.
Dec 16 - 8:23 PM

49ers RT Anthony Davis has been cleared to resume playing.

Davis has missed the 49ers' past four games, but finally gained full clearance. In addition to his concussion issues, Davis has also dealt with knee and hamstring problems this season, limiting him to five games. The five-year veteran had never missed a start before 2014.
Dec 16 - 5:54 PM

The 49ers expect ILB Chris Borland (ankle) to miss the final two games of the season.

Speaking Tuesday, DC Vic Fangio said "it would be a stretch" for Borland to suit up for Weeks 16 and 17. Borland has been a bright spot for the nosediving Niners this season, stuffing the stat sheet while grading out well in advanced metrics. He's definitely earned a role for 2015.
Dec 16 - 4:25 PM

49ers ILB Chris Borland (ankle) is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Borland went down during the Week 15 loss to the Seahawks, joining Patrick Willis and Navarro Bowman as stud linebackers on the sideline for San Fran. They'll likely have to ride with Michael Wilhoite at MIKE and special-teamer Nick Moody at JACK.
Dec 16 - 12:33 PM

49ers signed ILB Desmond Bishop.

Bishop's services are needed with stud rookie ILB Chris Borland (ankle) in doubt.
Dec 16 - 12:15 PM

49ers ILB Chris Borland is undergoing an MRI on his ankle.

Borland was able to play just one snap in the second half of Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Seahawks. The rookie revelation has 107 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, five pass breakups and 11 tackles for a loss this season. Just about all of that production has come since Patrick Willis went down in Week 7.
Dec 16 - 8:30 AM

Carlos Hyde is undergoing an MRI on his injured ankle.

He also injured his back in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. "I just went down awkwardly," Hyde said. "I was trying to torque my body. ... I was trying to dip my shoulder but he caught on to me and pulled back." Frank Gore is currently nursing a concussion. Both players are uncertain for Week 15.
Dec 15 - 4:20 PM

Carlos Hyde said he injured his back, not his ankle, in Sunday's loss at Seattle.

Hyde went down awkwardly in the third quarter and didn't return. Although it was announced as a right ankle issue, the rookie back said his back is the one he was going for X-rays on. With Frank Gore in the concussion protocol, it's a situation worth monitoring.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 14 - 9:30 PM

Bruce Miller rushed twice for four yards in the 49ers' Week 15 loss to the Seahawks, adding four catches for 56 yards.

Miller was actually the 49ers' leading receiver on a day where Colin Kaepernick predictably struggled to generate anything downfield. Miller was also pressed into heavier snaps as a runner, as the 49ers lost both Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle) to injury. Miller will form a Week 16 committee with Alfonso Smith if neither Gore nor Hyde can go. Miller's receiving prowess would give him the edge over Smith as a potential RB3 against the Chargers.
Dec 14 - 7:49 PM


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