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49ers snap count: Chris Culliver injury, Ahmad Brooks benching lead to some changes

We have the snap count following the 49ers Week 14 loss to the Raiders. There were injuries and a benching that resulted in some changes.

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The San Francisco 49ers lost an ugly one on Sunday, and it has the future of the franchise in question. We'll have plenty on where all this might lead, but there is still plenty to take away from Sunday's game. We'll start with the snap count, which was impacted due to various injuries, and an unexpected benching. You can view the snap count below, and check out the game book HERE.

The biggest news from Sunday was the benching of Ahmad Brooks. Early reports indicated he missed a team meeting on Tuesday, but I have since heard he missed a meeting one day, and was late to a meeting another day. Whatever the case, he dressed but did not get a single snap. Dan Skuta got the start in his place, and played in 70 percent of the defensive snaps. Aaron Lynch played in 29 percent of the snaps. I need to go back and look at the numbers, but I would assume Skuta was handling mostly base defense work. Lynch has shown some things against the run, but it would seem Vic Fangio is not completely comfortable with him as an every down outside linebacker. As the season wraps up, it will be interesting to see how much time Lynch gets, and how this plays out in the offseason.

Chris Culliver suffered a knee injury in the game, and only played 32 percent of the snaps. He limped off the field and was carted back to the locker room. After the game, Jim Harbaugh seemed optimistic, and Culliver said the knee would be OK. Dontae Johnson ended up playing 78 percent of the snaps. Normally he has been the nickel back in recent weeks, but he moved outside and Leon McFadden came on as the nickel, and played 17 percent of the snaps. Johnson graded negatively at PFF, with a -1.3 grade overall and in coverage. McFadden graded out at 0.7 overall and in coverage.

Brandon Lloyd was inactive, which resulted in Quinton Patton's first active status of the season. Lloyd was listed as probable with a quadricep injury heading into the game. It remains to be seen if the injury flared up, or if this was a healthy scratch. Patton got 12 offensive snaps and four special teams snaps, while Bruce Ellington got three offensive snaps and ten special teams snaps.

Marcus Martin also suffered an injury, which resulted in him missing the final five offensive snaps of the game. He grabbed his right knee, but was able to walk off the field. Joe Looney moved in at center upon Martin's departure. There is no word on the extent of Martin's injury.

Player Offense Defense ST
Joe Staley 60 5
Alex Boone 60 5
Jonathan Martin 60 5
Colin Kaepernick 60
Vernon Davis 60
Anquan Boldin 60
Marcus Martin 55 4
Mike Iupati 49 2
Michael Crabtree 49
Frank Gore 37
Stevie Johnson 31
Carlos Hyde 20
Bruce Miller 16 13
Joe Looney 16 5
Garrett Celek 12 10
Quinton Patton 12 4
Bruce Ellington 3 10
Michael Wilhoite 63 9
Aldon Smith 63 5
Antoine Bethea 63
Perrish Cox 62 4
Chris Borland 62 4
Eric Reid 59 4
Dontae Johnson 49 14
Ray McDonald 47 5
Justin Smith 46
Dan Skuta 44 16
Quinton Dial 44 5
Tony Jerod-Eddie 25 10
Chris Culliver 20
Aaron Lynch 18 6
Tank Carradine 14 5
Leon McFadden 11 9
Craig Dahl 3 22
Corey Lemonier 21
Kassim Osgood 17
L.J. McCray 17
Nick Moody 13
Alfonso Smith 12
Andy Lee 9
Phil Dawson 9
Kyle Nelson 9
Asante Cleveland 5
Dillon Farrell 4