The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks released their first practice participation reports of Week 15, and the 49ers are welcoming back some players. The most notable are Tramaine Brock and Anthony Davis. The two of them were listed as limited, which is a good sign for both. Brock has been sitting out practice since Week 11 due to a hamstring injury. Davis has been sitting out practice since Week 12 due to a concussion. I don't expect either to play this week, but this at least gets them back on the radar.
Marcus Martin was listed as a DNP while dealing with a knee injury suffered on Sunday. He was walking around on Wednesday with a brace, so the injury does not seem too bad at this point. If he does not get back to practice, Joe Looney would take his place as the starting center. Looney also serves as the reserve at both guard positions, so if either Mike Iupati or Alex Boone suffered an injury, Looney would move over, and Dillon Farrell would take over at center.
Chris Culliver was listed as limited, which bodes well for his chances of playing on Sunday. He suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the Raiders, but the MRI was negative for any sort of ligament damage. He should play Sunday, but if he cannot, Dontae Johnson would move into the starting lineup.
The Seahawks sat Max Unger on Wednesday, but Pete Carroll told the media on Tuesday that he expects Unger to play this week for the first time in nearly a month. Marshawn Lynch sat out practice, but it is a Justin Smith type of rest day.
49ers injury report
Seahawks injury report
|Max Unger||C||knee, ankle||DNP|
BOLD-Indicates change in status
Out - player definitely will not play
Doubtful - at least 75% chance player will not play
Questionable - 50-50 chance player will not play
Probable - virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty