49ers inactives: Vernon Davis active, Justin Smith inactive

Jared Wickerham

We break down the 49ers inactive report, which does not include tight end Vernon Davis.

The 49ers released their inactive report for Week 17, and Vernon Davis is active, while Justin Smith is inactive. Smith was just about a lock to be inactive, as he is working to get ready for the 49ers first playoff game. On Friday, Coach Harbaugh indicated Vernon Davis was on track in his rehab from his Week 16 concussion, but Davis seemed to be not quite as positive. Given his active status, it sounds like the weekend went well for Davis and he will be out there.

If this were most any other type of injury, I could see the 49ers limiting Davis' snaps. However, with a concussion, it would seem like Davis is either good to go or is not. If he is active, it would seem like he would be set to play his normal number of snaps. Assuming he is 100%, he will be the No. 1 tight end and Delanie Walker will be the No. 2 tight end. If the 49ers grab a big lead on Arizona, it will be interesting to see if Garrett Celek gets some extra snaps.

Justin Smith will get another week to rest and try to get ready for the 49ers first playoff game. We'll know by 4:30 p.m. PT whether or not the 49ers will get a bye, and thus more rest for Justin Smith. Go 49ers and Vikings!

For the Cardinals, Nate Potter is inactive, which means D'Anthony Batiste will get the start at left tackle in his place. We'll see what that can do for Aldon Smith in his pursuit of the single season sack record.

49ers inactives: DT Justin Smith, QB Scott Tolzien, G Joe Looney, S Trenton Robinson, RB Jewel Hampton, DT Will Tukuafu, LB Eric Bakhtiari

Cardinals inactives: WR LaRon Byrd, WR Early Doucet, QB John Skelton, G/C Mike Gibson, DE Ronald Talley, OT Nate Potter, FB Anthony Sherman

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker