The San Francisco 49ers have released their final Injury Report, leading up to this Sunday’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Erik Magnuson C (Hamstring)
Dekoda Watson LB (Hamstring)
Malcolm Smith LB (Hamstring)
Expected to Play:
Garry Gilliam RT (Concussion)
Jimmie Ward LCB (Quad)
Malcolm Smith starts at WILL Linebacker for the 49ers, so that could be one situation to watch. Typically, the weakside linebacker is responsible for pass coverage. With Kirk Cousins’ ability in the short passing game, that could be one area Offensive Coordinator John DeFillipo may try to exploit.
Jimmie Ward is listed on the 49ers depth chart as backup to Richard Sherman, who is seeing his first regular season action since rupturing his Achilles tendon in week ten last season.
Magnuson is listed as the backup to Weston Richburg at the Center position.