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49ers LCB Tramaine Brock (toe) is expected to miss his second-consecutive game in Week 3.

Brock is week to week. Perrish Cox is starting in his absence.
Sep 16 - 3:41 PM

49ers TE Vance McDonald is day to day with a knee injury.

McDonald played through the injury against the Bears, but ended up undergoing X-rays and an MRI, both of which came back negative. McDonald's health has taken on extra importance this week, as Vernon Davis is battling an ankle injury. Derek Carrier is the next man up on the depth chart.
Sep 16 - 3:11 PM

A source tells CSN Bay Area that Vernon Davis has avoided a significant left ankle injury.

Davis' Monday MRI revealed a deep bruise and no structural damage, meaning he could suit up for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Cardinals. It sounds like a mild, "low" kind of sprain. If Davis does have to sit a game out, the 49ers may have to turn to Derek Carrier at tight end with Vance McDonald (knee) questionable.
Sep 16 - 1:29 PM

49ers signed CB Leon McFadden to the practice squad.

McFadden was the 68th overall pick in the 2013 draft by the Browns. He was waived at final cuts this summer, and landed on the Jets' active roster for one week before getting the ax from them. It's not a bad landing spot for him.
Sep 15 - 8:11 PM

The 49ers are "hopeful" RT Anthony Davis (hamstring) will resume practicing this week.

That "hope" comes after fill-in Jonathan Martin got embarrassed in Sunday night's loss. Even were Davis to be ready for Week 3, he'd likely be on a snap count after missing the entire preseason as he recovered from shoulder surgery.
Sep 15 - 3:30 PM

Vernon Davis is undergoing an MRI on his left ankle.

Davis suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss, and was spotted on crutches afterward. It's quite possible he has a high-ankle sprain, which would sideline him in the neighborhood of four weeks. Backup Vance McDonald is dealing with a knee injury, meaning third-year UDFA Derek Carrier could be the next man up on the depth chart.
Sep 15 - 3:25 PM

Vernon Davis (ankle) was spotted on crutches following Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Bears.

Davis hurt his left ankle when he was dragged down from behind by Bears LB Jon Bostic in the fourth quarter. The severity of the sprain is unknown, with a Monday MRI likely pending. Backup Vance McDonald was also limited by a first-half knee injury, leaving third-stringer Derek Carrier to catch three passes for 41 yards.
Sep 15 - 7:42 AM

Carlos Hyde had zero yards on four carries in Week 2 against the Bears.

He managed one catch for five yards. Hyde failed to convert on a goal-line carry in the first quarter, and saw limited work behind Frank Gore. It's a step back after he rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown in the opener. The 49ers should look to get Hyde more involved in Week 3.
Sep 15 - 2:01 AM

Stevie Johnson caught two passes for 26 yards in Week 2 against the Bears.

Johnson played in three-wide sets, finishing with four targets. Both of his catches came on third down. Brandon Lloyd and Quinton Patton were both healthy inactives. Johnson is locked in as the 49ers' No. 3 receiver.
Sep 15 - 1:47 AM

Anquan Boldin had two catches for 34 yards in Sunday night's loss to the Bears.

He was targeted six times. With Michael Crabtree healthy, Boldin was the No. 3 option. Vernon Davis left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, so Boldin could potentially see an expanded role in Week 3 against the Cardinals.
Sep 15 - 1:41 AM

Michael Crabtree caught seven passes for 82 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's loss to the Bears.

Crabtree was the clear No. 1 option, drawing a team-high nine targets. He got wide open for a three-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but the majority of his yardage didn't come until the 49ers' final two drives. Crabtree's calf injury is no longer an issue. He's an upside WR2 for Week 3.
Sep 15 - 1:26 AM

Frank Gore rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 2 loss to the Bears.

He added two catches for 12 yards. Gore's touchdown came on an eight-yard counter run. He surprisingly saw just eight touches in the second half despite averaging 4.8 YPC. Gore lost a red-zone carry and some passing down work to Carlos Hyde, but remains the lead back. He'll be an RB2 for Week 3 against the Cardinals.
Sep 15 - 12:57 AM

Colin Kaepernick completed 21-of-34 passes for 248 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in Sunday night's loss to the Bears.

He also lost a fumble and took four sacks. Kaepernick had another interception overturned or it would have been an even bigger disaster. His back-to-back picks to Bears CB Kyle Fuller in the fourth quarter cost the 49ers the game. Kaepernick's lone touchdown was a three-yard throw in the flats to Michael Crabtree. The only positive is he managed to come away with 66 rushing yards. With Vernon Davis dealing with an ankle injury, Kaepernick should be avoided for a matchup with the Cardinals in Week 3.
Sep 15 - 12:25 AM

Vernon Davis has been ruled out of Sunday night's Week 2 game against the Bears with an ankle injury.

Davis injured his ankle after being dragged down from behind in the fourth quarter. He limped off the field and was eventually carted off. Davis secured all three of his targets for 39 yards prior to going down. There's a chance Davis may be dealing with a high-ankle sprain, which would cost him multiple weeks.
Sep 14 - 11:34 PM

49ers TE Vance McDonald left Sunday night's game with a knee injury, but later returned.

McDonald ended up missing only one quarter. He'll continue to play in two-tight end packages with Vernon Davis.
Sep 14 - 10:01 PM

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