Niners LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring) is inactive for the 2nd straight game. He entered the weekend questionable but appeared in only 1 practice this week -- a limited Friday workout. If rookie LB Fred Warner puts up another big game -- filling in for Reuben Foster in the middle -- Smith might not find a starting job available once his hamstring allows him to return.
Niners ILB Reuben Foster left Saturday's game against the Colts in the 3rd quarter with a concussion. That's likely to keep him out of the final preseason contest. The 2nd-year player is suspended for the 1st 2 games of the season under the league's personal-conduct policy but should regain his starting spot in Week 3.
Niners LB Malcolm Smith left Thursday night's preseason opener early in the 1st quarter with a hamstring injury. Smith began training camp on the non-football injury list because of a lower-leg injury. He also missed all of last season with a torn pectoral muscle. At this point, you should let Smith go undrafted in IDP leagues and make him prove that he can be a factor.
The league has suspended 49ers LB Reuben Foster for the 1st 2 games of the season for violating the conduct and substances of abuse policies. Foster was arrested for marijuana possession in January and then domestic violence in February. He got cleared of the latter charge after the accuser admitted to lying. The wording of the NFL's announcement seems to indicate he's being punished for both incidents, however. We'll see if he appeals -- and where that might go -- but IDP owners should expect to miss the 2nd-year LB for 2 weeks. Rookie Fred Warner figures to fill in while Foster sits. The 3rd-rounder worked as the 2nd-team MLB in spring workouts.
The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) district attorney’s office has dismissed the misdemeanor marijuana charge against 49ers LB Reuben Foster after he finished a diversion course. That clears Foster of any further legal discipline, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the league won’t take action. We’ll see if anything comes on that front
Santa Clara police have charged 49ers LB Reuben Foster with felony domestic violence stemming from a February arrest. According to a press release from the district attorney's office, Foster "physically attacked" his live-in girlfriend, "leaving her bruised and with a ruptured ear drum." Beyond the fact that he's (allegedly) an a-hole, this is the kind of charge that could jeopardize Foster's standing with the Niners and the league. A conviction, meanwhile, could mean 11+ years in jail, according to the press release. We'll see where this case goes, but dynasty owners should go ahead and plan on not having Foster available for at least the near future in IDP leagues.
Niners DT Solomon Thomas (knee) is active for today's game against the Seahawks for the 1st time since suffering a sprained ligament in Week 8 against the Eagles. Thomas is an IDP option at full health but will be risky in his 1st game back.
Niners DL Solomon Thomas is questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks with the knee sprain that has kept him out since Week 8. He put in limited practices all week but will be risky to play in IDP leagues whenever he makes his return to the field. We'll check on his status Sunday.
Niners DL Solomon Thomas (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Giants. It's his 2nd straight game out with a sprained knee ligament. CB K'Waun Williams (quad) is active but not much of a factor for IDP owners or the 49ers defense in general.
The 49ers lost DL Solomon Thomas to a knee injury and S Jimmie Ward to a forearm injury in Sunday's loss at Philadelphia. Neither player returned. Ward might be done for the year after suffering a fracture. We have yet to see specifics on Thomas' injury. He's likely headed for further evaluation Sunday night and/or Monday.
Update: Preliminary word is an MCL sprain for Thomas, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
Niners LB Reuben Foster (high ankle sprain) and S Eric Reid (knee sprain) are questionable for Sunday's game at Washington. Foster told the team website that he hopes to play in the game, while the team site reports Reid "should" return this week. Each is an option for IDP lineups if active. Reid's return makes Jaquiski Tartt tough to trust.
The 49ers have labeled S Jaquiski Tartt questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals because of his concussion. According to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group, Tartt cleared the league protocol Friday, which would seem to be the last step toward Tartt playing Sunday. Bet on him being there, but we'll update Tartt's status Sunday afternoon.
49ers S Jaquiski Tartt left late in the 3rd quarter of Thursday night's game against the Rams. He took a shot to the back of his head from a teammate's foot. The Niners deemed him questionable to return with a "head injury," which almost always means a concussion check. Tartt -- who entered the week with a neck issue -- had been filling in for injured S Eric Reid (knee).
49ers safeties Jaquiski Tartt (neck) and Jimmie Ward (hamstring) are both active for tonight's game against the Rams. Both were reportedly expected to start but entered the day officially questionable. If you're looking to use 1 in your IDP lineup, opt for Tartt. The injury situations obviously add risk to both, though.
The 49ers expect to start Jaquiski Tartt (neck) and Jimmie Ward (hamstring) at safety Thursday night against the Rams, according to Pro Football Talk. Both players were limited on the Tuesday and Wednesday injury reports and carry questionable tags into the contest. Tartt would play strong in place of Eric Reid, who's reportedly expected to miss a few games with his sprained PCL. Ward would man the free spot. We'll confirm their game statuses Thursday evening.
Niners HC Kyle Shanahan said Monday that S Eric Reid will miss at least 1 game with his sprained left knee, CSN Bay Area reports. Shanahan also said he's not sure whether S Jaquiski Tartt will be ready for Thursday's game against the Rams after suffering a neck injury in Sunday's loss at Seattle. “I know he was hurting today," Shanahan said. "We’ll see how he is when he comes in tomorrow."
Niners S Eric Reid suffered a left knee injury in the 1st half of Sunday's loss at Seattle. He re-entered the game twice but couldn't stay on the field. We should learn more this week about the severity.
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