The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up another practice session, and there is a development. Left tackle Joe Staley was listed as a DNP on the practice sheet with a hamstring injury. Staley was not on Wednesday’s practice participation report, so this would appear to be a new injury.
Matt Barrows tweeted that the injury happened at the end of Wednesday’s practice. The final injury report is Friday, but it is usually a walkthrough session. My guess is Staley will either be listed as limited or DNP again. If it is the former, he probably gets a questionable designation on the final injury report. If it is the latter, I am not sure what to expect.
If Staley is unable to play, left guard Zane Beadles would likely move out to left tackle. Once Anthony Davis retired, Beadles became the swing tackle. That would mean Andrew Tiller likely moves in at left guard, and rookie John Theus is activated. But, until we see Friday’s report, we are getting ahead of ourselves.
One bit of good news was that Quinton Dial was upgraded from DNP to limited. He suffered an injury during Sunday’s game against the Bears, and was getting limited snaps even before that. He had missed Week 12 with knee and neck issues. He is another one we’ll likely be left waiting to see what Sunday’s inactives bring.
49ers Thursday practice participation report
DNP: LT Joe Staley (hamstring)
Limited: DT Glenn Dorsey (knee), RB Shaun Draughn (ribs), OLB Eli Harold (toe), OLB Aaron Lynch (ankle), DT Quinton Dial (elbow)
Full: DT Ronald Blair (hamstring), C Daniel Kilgore (hamstring)