The San Francisco 49ers preseason game against the Houston Texans is underway, which means we have an idea of the 49ers starting lineup. Well, for one day at least. The preseason lineups not the final word on roster competitions, but they could give us some kind of idea of where the coaches stand.
Now that the 49ers offense and defense have each played a series, I thought I would list out the starters. Arik Armstead is not playing due to his shoulder injury, while Eric Reid is not playing while attending to a family matter, per Matt Maiocco.
QB: Blaine Gabbert
RB: Carlos Hyde
WR: Torrey Smith, Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington
TE: Garrett Celek
OL: Joe Staley, Zane Beadles, Daniel Kilgore, Andrew Tiller, Trent Brown
DL: DeForest Buckner, Mike Purcell, Quinton Dial
OLB: Eli Harold, Ahmad Brooks
ILB: NaVorro Bowman, Michael Wilhoite
CB: Tramaine Brock, Jimmie Ward
S: Jaquiski Tartt, Antoine Beth
Nickel back: Chris Davis
Return team: Cromartie, Tartt, Bellore, Miller, Wilhoite, Johnson, Purcell, Jerod-Eddie, McDonald, Patton and Ellington.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) August 14, 2016