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49ers snap count vs. Chargers: Asante Cleveland, Glenn Winston take step forward

We've got your latest 49ers snap count following their 21-7 win over the San Diego Chargers. A few players further down the depth chart got more work on Sunday.

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The San Francisco 49ers 21-7 victory over the San Diego Chargers told us more about the backups than it did about a lot of the starters. The snap count is now available for the game, and there are some interesting tidbits to take from it. The full snap count is listed below.

The 49ers offense got a decent amount of work for their starting offensive line. Joe Staley and Jonathan Martin led the way with 38 snaps, as Blaine Gabbert got an opportunity to get some decent protection. Gabbert's woes earlier in the preseason were not just about protection, but having higher quality offensive linemen certainly helped.

Tight end Asante Cleveland and running back Glenn Winston were big winners in terms of getting more work. Derek Carrier is working through something and did not play on Sunday. This resulted in Asante Cleveland assuming the No. 3 tight end role. He got 24 offensive snaps, while Kevin Greene got 11. I am very curious to see how the 49ers use Cleveland and Greene this Thursday, but my guess is Cleveland remains ahead of him. Cleveland remains a long shot to make the 49ers roster, but he might have earned himself a practice squad spot.

Glenn Winston got 12 offensive snaps and 2 special teams snaps in his second game with the team. The previous week he had no offensive snaps, and 2 special teams snaps. Alfonso Smith got 22 snaps at running back, but Winston did a lot more with his work. Winston rushed eight times for 58 yards and a touchdown, while Smith rushed four times for three yards. It remains to be seen if either will earn a roster spot, but at the very least, Winston would seem to be a strong candidate to earn a practice squad spot.

And that's where it gets interesting, because Jewel Hampton got zero offensive snaps and four special teams snaps. Hampton spent last season on the practice squad. This year, he has had some moments, but has not been overly impressive. Maybe the 49ers infuse some new running back blood on the practice squad.

Cult favorite Lawrence Okoye got 9 defensive snaps, and no special teams snaps. While some still think he will make the roster, I just don't see it. He has a shot at a practice squad spot, but there is just no room on a roster this deep.

Player Offense Defense ST
Joe Staley 38 2
Jonathan Martin 38 2
Ryan Seymour 37 1
Carter Bykowski 37 1
Dillon Farrell 37 1
Marcus Martin 36 2
Al Netter 36 1
Mike Iupati 34 2
Quinton Patton 31 3
Vance McDonald 29 4
Bruce Ellington 29 3
Joe Looney 28 2
Daniel Kilgore 27 2
Asante Cleveland 24 3
LaMichael James 23 5
Colin Kaepernick 23
Vernon Davis 23
Alfonso Smith 22 7
Anquan Boldin 22
Josh Johnson 22
Blaine Gabbert 21
David Reed 20
Michael Crabtree 19
Michael Philipp 17 1
Lance Lewis 17
Stevie Johnson 17
Carlos Hyde 16 7
Adam Snyder 15 2
Kyle Nelson 13 5
Bruce Miller 13 2
Kassim Osgood 12 11
Devon Wylie 12 2
Glenn Winston 12 2
Kevin Greene 11 2
McLeod Bethel-Thompson 9
Will Tukuafu 2
Frank Gore 2
L'Damian Washington 1
C.J. Spillman 41 10
Jimmie Ward 40 9
Chris Borland 32 13
Aaron Lynch 32 7
Darryl Morris 30 10
Quinton Dial 28 1
Craig Dahl 26 4
Michael Wilhoite 26 3
Tank Carradine 26 1
Corey Lemonier 24 13
Chris Cook 21 6
Dontae Johnson 20 12
Chase Thomas 19 15
Kenneth Acker 19 9
D.J. Campbell 19 8
Shayne Skov 19 8
Eric Reid 19 2
Aldon Smith 19 1
Ahmad Brooks 19 1
Patrick Willis 19 1
Ray McDonald 18
Tramaine Brock 18
Chris Culliver 18
Nick Moody 17 11
Tony Jerod-Eddie 17 2
Justin Smith 17
Perrish Cox 16 3
Demarcus Dobbs 14 8
Kion Wilson 11 9
Dan Skuta 11 5
Ian Williams 11
Lawrence Okoye 9
Mike Purcell 7
L.J. McCray 12
Raymond Ventrone 10
Colton Schmidt 8
Andy Lee 6
Phil Dawson 5
Kevin McDermott 5
Jewel Hampton 4