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The Niners on Monday placed LB Nick Bellore on IR after he suffered an elbow injury in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. The team added LB Carl Bradford off waivers from Green Bay. Gerald Hodges and Michael Wilhoite figure to man the ILB spots against the Rams this Sunday, assuming Hodges doesn't violate any more team rules in the meantime.

The Niners benched LB Gerald Hodges for Sunday's loss to the Falcons because of an unspecified violation of team rules. Michael Wilhoite started in Hodges' place next to Nick Bellore and collected a modest 6 tackles (5 solo). We'll see about Hodges' status for Week 16 at L.A.

The 49ers on Monday confirmed that LB NaVorro Bowman will miss the rest of the season after tearing his left Achilles' tendon against the Cowboys. Nick Bellore stepped in for Bowman on Sunday and looks like he'll start, according to the Sacramento Bee. Michael Wilhoite manned the other ILB spot next to Bowman. Wilhoite's the IDP option for now. We'll see what Bellore does in what would be his 1st career start.

The Niners have 3 guys competing to start at ILB next to NaVorro Bowman this offseason. DC Jim O'Neil told the San Francisco Chronicle that Gerald Hodges, Michael Wilhoite and Ray-Ray Armstrong will get equal time with the 1st unit in OTAs. Wilhoite started the 1st 12 games last season before getting hurt, and then Hodges stepped in for the final 4. Armstrong arrived in November after the Raiders waived him and played only on special teams. We'd bet on Wilhoite or Hodges winning the job, with any guy offering just marginal, spot-starter type IDP value.

The 49ers announced Wednesday that they have re-signed ILB Michael Wilhoite on a 1-year deal. Wilhoite started all 12 games he was active for in 2015 before a December ankle sprain ended his season. The Niners didn't select any potential replacements in the NFL draft, however, after plugging in Gerald Hodges for the season's final 4 games. Wilhoite looks like the best bet to start inside next to NaVorro Bowman and delivered solid IDP production when starting last year. He'll be worth considering in the LB4 range in deep-ish fantasy football leagues.

49ers LB Michael Wilhoite (ankle) will miss his 2nd straight game Sunday against the Lions. Gerald Hodges has started for him the past 2 weeks and delivered 10 tackles (9 solo) against the Bengals in Week 15. But Detroit doesn't present a very good LB tackle matchup this time around.

The 49ers have ruled out ILB Michael Wilhoite (ankle) for Sunday's game against the Browns. He won't even make the trip with the team. Wilhoite had previously tailed off after strong early IDP production, so he's fine to drop for a replacement if you haven't already.

Niners ILB Michael Wilhoite aggravated an existing ankle injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's win at Chicago and did not return, according to CSN Bay Area. We'll keep an eye on his status this week, but Wilhoite has slowed way down after a strong start to his IDP season. His availability shouldn't affect too many fantasy football lineups in Week 14.

Niners LB Michael Wilhoite will return to the field this week, according to ESPN.com. HC Jim Tomsula said his staff will work Wilhoite in slowly during joint practices with the Broncos. Wilhoite had missed training camp to this point with a leg strain. He still should be in line to start next to NaVorro Bowman in the base defense, however, as long as he proves physically ready.

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