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Vance McDonald concussion results in 49ers snap count changes

The San Francisco 49ers offense struggled for a sizable chunk of the game on Sunday, but turned things on just enough to help secure a win. The team stayed mostly healthy, but Vance McDonald suffered a concussion, and that resulted in some changes to the 49ers offensive personnel. Blake Bell got the bulk of the tight end snaps, but with only two tight ends on the active roster, the 49ers went to more fullback packages. Bruce Miller got 22 snaps, and was fairly active on the day.

Daniel Kilgore was back in action for the first time in a year, having been activated off the PUP list the day before. Kilgore was active and got into the game, but was exclusively an extra blocker. He got six such snaps, which was probably due in large part to the 49ers tight end injuries. There is some value in dipping his toe in as an extra blocker, but I do wonder how much of that was due to the tight end injuries. Marcus Martin remains a bad center, so we'll see how long it takes to get Kilgore snaps at the center position. I would not be surprised if we saw a rotation that slowly led to Kilgore taking over the starting role, but we'll have to wait until next week to see what happens.


Blaine Gabbert: 61

Running Backs

Shaun Draughn: 48
Bruce Miller: 22
Travaris Cadet: 12
Kendall Gaskins: 1

Wide Receivers

Anquan Boldin: 53
Torrey Smith: 50
Quinton Patton: 30
Bruce Ellington: 13

Tight Ends

Blake Bell: 52
Vance McDonald: 18

Offensive Line

Joe Staley: 61
Ale Boone: 61
Marcus Martin: 61
Andrew Tiller: 61
Erik Pears: 61
Daniel Kilgore: 6