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The 49ers have ruled CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion), CB Dontae Johnson (groin) and CB K'Waun Williams (knee, hip) out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. CB Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring) is also questionable. He missed last week's game against the Eagles but managed limited workouts this week. We'll check on Witherspoon's status Sunday, though he's not much of an IDP factor either way. The big takeaway here is that the Niners will miss at least 4 of their top 6 corners -- with Richard Sherman still on IR. That can only help Miami QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR DeVante Parker and TE Mike Gesicki.

The 49ers have ruled CB Emmanuel Moseley out for Sunday night's game against the Eagles with a concussion. The team has also ruled CB Ahkello Witherspoon out (hamstring) and deemed slot CB K'Waun Williams questionable. With Richard Sherman already out, San Francisco will be missing at least 3 of its top 4 corners for the game. The question, of course, is whether the banged-up Philly offense can exploit that weakness.

Niners CB Emmanuel Moseley left Sunday's win over the Giants early with a concussion. We'll see whether he has a chance to make it back for the Week 4 Sunday night clash with the Eagles. Dontae Johnson took over Moseley's spot after he departed, finishing with 2 tackles and a pass breakup.

Niners DE Dee Ford is expected to miss his 2nd straight game Sunday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The injury was listed as a neck issue for Week 2, which Ford missed. Pelissero reports it as a back injury that needs to "settle down" and "may take some time." Ford has spent a lot of time dealing with various ailments since joining the 49ers last offseason. He's fine to dump in most IDP redraft leagues until this current injury "settles." The injuries to both him and DE Nick Bosa leaves room for new 49er Ezekiel Ansah and DE Kerry Hyder to see plenty of snaps.

The MRI has confirmed that 49ers DE Nick Bosa tore his left ACL in Sunday's win over the Jets. So his season's done. It's also the 2nd ACL tear of his football career. Bosa previously tore his right ACL in high school. That at least means Bosa has been through the process. We'll see about his progress during the offseason. The Niners, meanwhile, agreed to a 1-year deal with DE Ezekiel Ansah to help fill the void.

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Niners DE Nick Bosa left in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Jets with a left knee injury. The team ruled him out for the day in the 2nd quarter. We'll see about the severity, as Bosa is likely headed for a Monday MRI.

Update: HC Kyle Shanahan said after the game that it's "most likely an ACL," according to NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco. That probably means a tear. We'll await Monday confirmation, but that would be a big blow to San Francisco's defense.

The 49ers have ruled DE Dee Ford (neck) out for Sunday's game against the Jets. We'll see about his status heading into Week 3.

Niners DE Dee Ford is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. He missed the final 2 days of practice this week with a neck injury, making Ford an iffy bet for IDP lineups even if he's active.

Niners DE Dee Ford missed Thursday's practice with a neck issue. The veteran didn't show up on the Wednesday injury report, so this appears to be a new ailment. We'll see about his status for Sunday's visit to the Jets.

The 49ers have placed LB Fred Warner on the COVID-19 reserve list. It's not yet clear whether Warner has tested positive or merely been exposed to a COVID-positive person. If Warner displays symptoms, his Week 1 availability would be in jeopardy. Other players have come off the list in as little as a day or 2. We'll keep an eye on the star LB's situation as the opener approaches. If Warner misses any games, Dre Greenlaw would likely take on a 3-down role.

The 49ers on Tuesday deemed DE Nick Bosa "week-to-week" with a muscle strain in his upper right leg. HC Kyle Shanahan said Bosa was preparing to play through it before an MRI revealed the strain. It doesn't seem like an issue that should threaten Bosa's start to the regular season, though we'll keep an eye on his situation. Bosa missed most of August last season with a hamstring injury, which sounds like the area holding him back now as well. That -- plus a September ankle sprain -- didn't stop him from registering an impressive rookie. DE Dee Ford is also out with a calf "irritation," but the team lists him as merely "day-to-day."

HC Kyle Shanahan says that he expects LB Kwon Alexander to start on the weak side this year, next to Fred Warner and ahead of Dre Greenlaw. “We compete all the time, so no one just has a job set in stone, but I don't see that as open competition right now,” Shanahan said after Saturday's practice, according to NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco. “We brought Kwon here for a reason. He did exactly what we wanted when he was out there and did even more than we anticipated from a leadership standpoint. Kwon has been great here.” Alexander signed a big free-agent contract last offseason coming off an ACL tear and then tore a pectoral muscle in Week 9 of last year. That allowed Greenlaw to step into a starting role and perform well, including the signature stop of Seahawks TE Jacob Hollister that clinched the NFC West title and homefield advantage for the 49ers. This season, though, Greenlaw will need another injury to Alexander or Warner if he's to see enough snaps to be an IDP factor.

After moving down a spot in a trade with the Buccaneers, the 49ers spent the 14th pick of the NFL Draft on South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw. The former Gamecock totaled 10 sacks over the past 2 years but never reached 10 tackles for loss in a college season. Analysts cited inconsistent game tape. He lands in 1 of the league's best defenses, which should help hide deficiencies. We're not excited about Kinlaw's IDP upside, though.

The 49ers on Monday announced a 5-year, $85 million extension for DE Arik Armstead, keeping him from hitting free agency. Armstead started his career a bit slowly, including missing 18 games across 2016-17. But he broke out with 10 sacks and 18 QB hits in his 5th season and won't turn 27 until mid-November. Expect Armstead to land in DL2 territory in our 2020 IDP rankings.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the 49ers have agreed to a 3-year, $28.5 million deal with S Jimmie Ward. The 28-year-old -- until mid-July -- is coming off the healthiest and strongest season among his 1st 6 in the league. In addition to staying on the field, Ward also settled in to a higher percentage of safety snaps than he played in 2018. Ward combines that role with some valuable slot-corner exposure to present IDP upside beyond last year's mediocre production.

The 49ers on Friday activated LB Kwon Alexander (pectoral) from IR. He is expected to play today against the Vikings. NBC Sports Bay Area reports that Alexander's fill-in, rookie Dre Greenlaw, will continue to play a key role. It's not yet clear which guy will start and how much each will play. Fred Warner looks like the only San Francisco ILB who should be in your IDP lineups if you're setting those today. With Alexander back and DE Dee Ford potentially back (he's questionable after missing basically the past 6 games), the Niners' defense on whole could be at its strongest in weeks.

A Monday MRI revealed a Grade 2 strain to the right hamstring of 49ers CB Richard Sherman, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. That puts Sherman in doubt for Sunday's game against the Falcons and perhaps beyond. We'll see how he progresses, but make sure you have another option for the CB slot in your IDP lineup.

Niners DE Dee Ford left Sunday's win over the Cardinals in the 2nd quarter with a hamstring injury. We'll see about his status heading into Sunday night's clash with the Packers. Ford has been up and down while dealing with various lower-body injuries all season, though. He's not much of an IDP factor this year.

Niners LB Kwon Alexander tore a pectoral muscle in Thursday night's game against the Cardinals and will miss the rest of the season, according to multiple reports. HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday that rookie Dre Greenlaw will step into Alexander's spot, according to Niners Nation.

Niners DE Dee Ford is active for tonight's game against the Browns. He made it onto the field for just 1 limited practice this week while dealing with a quad injury and has been hampered by multiple issues all season. S Jimmie Ward is also active for the 1st time this season. We'll see whether he takes the FS job back from Tarvarius Moore.

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