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Niners LB Dre Greenlaw tore his left Achilles' tendon running onto the field in the second quarter of the Super Bowl. It's devastating timing for a devastating injury that puts his 2024 season into question. On top of that, Greenlaw heads into the final season of a two-year extension. His 2024 carries a $9.6 million cap number vs. just $2.8 million in dead cap if San Francisco cuts him, according to Spotrac. That could make him a cap casualty for a team projected to be just $570K under the cap for 2024. We'll keep an eye on both the contract situation and the rehab for a star LB who will be heading into just his age-27 season. The injury also chips away at Greenlaw's dynasty value, though it doesn't necessarily make him an offseason cut for fantasy.

The 49ers could be without LB Dre Greenlaw for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He's questionable with hip and ankle injuries after managing just one limited practice Friday. DC Steve Wilks said Thursday that he expected Greenlaw to play, according to The Athletic's Matt Barrows. CB Charvarius Ward (groin) is also questionable after following the same practice schedule. We'll watch for more on both players over the weekend. The 49ers have ruled out DT Javon Hargrave and DL Arik Armstead.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw is considered "day-to-day" as he deals with hip and ankle injuries, according to Niners Nation. Greenlaw temporarily left Sunday's win over the Seahawks but played 95% of snaps. He seems like a good bet to be ready for Week 15. DL Arik Armstead "might miss one more game," HC Kyle Shanahan told reporters Monday. DT Javon Hargrave (hamstring) and CB Charvarius Ward (groin) have a "chance" to play. Both left Sunday's game early and did not return. We'll check their statuses through the practice week.

If you're disappointed in the fantasy output from 49ers LB Dre Greenlaw in Week 13, there's a good explanation. He got ejected midway through the third quarter after an altercation with a security guard on the Eagles' sideline. It doesn't seem as though Greenlaw's likely to face further discipline for the incident. So go back to considering him a potential weekly starter for Week 14 and beyond.

Niners HC Kyle Shanahan said after Sunday's game that S Talanoa Hufanga "most likely" suffered an ACL tear in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers. That would obviously end Hufanga's season. Rookie Ji'ayir Brown filled in after Hufanga left and figures to start going forward

Niners DT Javon Hargrave (knee) is active for today's game against the Jaguars. Use him as planned in IDP lineups.

The Commanders are trading Edge Chase Young to the 49ers for a third-round pick. The move comes on the same day Washington sent Edge Montez Sweat to the Bears for a second-rounder. The Commanders had clearly decided they either wouldn't or couldn't re-sign either contract-year player. In Young's case, the team had already declined the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. Young joins a San Francisco defense that likely won't need him to be an every-down player, especially right away. But the 49ers clearly believe their pass rush needs an upgrade. They previously added former Broncos Edge Randy Gregory. We'll see about Young's early role with his new team, as well as whether San Francisco plans to try to keep him around beyond this season.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw (hamstring) is active for tonight's game against the Vikings. Use him as planned in your IDP lineups.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw (hamstring) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Vikings. Greenlaw managed limited practices Friday and Saturday after sitting out Thursday. He missed the Week 6 loss to the Browns. The late kickoff makes it tough to wait on Greenlaw, and we've knocked him down the Week 7 LB rankings to present more options who are playing earlier. If you'd like to -- or need to -- wait for Greenlaw, try to secure LB Oren Burks as insurance. He played every snap against the Browns last week.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw isn't practicing Thursday because of the hamstring injury that kept him out of Week 6. HC Kyle Shanahan called him day to day, according to The Athletic's Matt Barrows. We'll watch for progress ahead of Monday night's game against the Vikings.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Browns. Oren Burks looks like the best bet to run second among 49ers LBs in playing time.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. He missed the first two practices before returning to a limited Friday. This looks like a risky spot to play Greenlaw. We've moved him down our Week 6 LB rankings but will confirm his game status Sunday.

San Francisco CB Charvarius Ward returned to limited practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with a heel injury. We'll see about his outlook for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw opened this week by missing Wednesday's practice and then returning for a limited Thursday. It's the same way he opened Week 4's practice slate after hurting an ankle in Week 3. Greenlaw played through the injury last Sunday and tallied 10 tackles in the win over Arizona. We'd bet on him being ready for this week's clash against Dallas. We'll watch for confirmation.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw (ankle) is active for today's game against the Cardinals. Play him as planned in IDP lineups.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw opened the week missing practice with a groin injury. But he returned for a limited Thursday workout and participated fully on Friday. The 49ers left him off the final injury report, indicating that Greenlaw is ready for Sunday's game against the Rams without restriction.

Niners LB Dre Greenlaw missed practice Wednesday with a groin injury. We'll see how he fares the next two days, ahead of Sunday's meeting with the Rams.

The 49ers have agreed to a five-year, $170 million extension with Edge Nick Bosa, according to multiple reports. The pact ends Bosa's holdout ahead of Sunday's opener against the Steelers and makes him the highest-paid defensive player in the league. We never moved Bosa down the preseason or weekly IDP rankings for this situation. The star has already proved he can deliver on little practice time.

The 49ers have agreed to a four-year deal with DT Javon Hargrave. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that it's worth $84 million overall, with $40 million of that guaranteed at signing. Hargrave delivered a career-high 11 sacks in 2022, his third season with the Eagles after arriving as a free agent. He racked up 34 QB hits over the past two years after topping out at 8 over his first five seasons. Hargrave's arrival could challenge the role of fourth-year DT Javon Kinlaw. The former first-round pick played in just 10 total games over the past two seasons because of injuries. Arik Armstead remains as well. Hargrave played 64.4% and 68.4% of the snaps over the past two years, so there's room for a three-man rotation. Hargrave should be the first (and maybe only in most cases) among the three to go in 2023 IDP drafts.

The Texans are hiring Demeco Ryans as HC, according to multiple reports. This has been assumed for at least a few days now, and it makes loads of sense for Houston. Ryans was a team leader across 6 years as MLB with the Texans, before finishing his playing career with 4 seasons in Philadelphia. He spent the past 6 years on San Francisco's coaching staff, including the past 2 as DC. Ryans piloted a 49ers defense that ranked 3rd and 1st in yards allowed the past 2 seasons; 9th and 1st in points allowed. He inherits a Texans roster that needs plenty of work. But Houston does hold 5 picks among the 1st 3 rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft, including the #2 and #12 overall selections. Expect the Texans to select their next QB in Round 1, with Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud and Will Levis all in the current early-Round 1 discussion. The 49ers defense, meanwhile, should be fine. San Francisco ranked 6th and 2nd in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA the 2 years before Ryans took the helm.

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