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49ers snap count vs. Chargers: Whole lot of starters sit out the game

We break down the snap count for the 49ers final preseason game of 2016.

The San Francisco 49ers rested quite a few starters in their preseason finale. That resulted in a lot of snaps for some notable names. I’ve posted the full snap count below, and you can view the gamebook PDF here. But first, here is a look at players who sat on both sides of the ball.

QB: Blaine Gabbert
RB: Carlos Hyde, Shaun Draughn
WR: Torrey Smith, Quinton Patton, DeAndre Smelter, Bryce Treggs
TE: Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek
OL: Joe Staley, Zane Beadles, Daniel Kilgore, Anthony Davis, Trent Brown, John Theus

DL: Arik Armstead, Quinton Dial, DeForest Buckner, Glenn Dorsey, Mike Purcell
OLB: Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold
ILB: NaVorro Bowman, Gerald Hodges, Ray-Ray Armstrong, Nick Bellore
CB: Tramaine Brock, Jimmie Ward, Chris Davis, Keith Reaser
S: Eric Reid, Antoine Bethea, Jaquiski Tartt

It is safe to say the 49ers starting offensive line is settled in that group. Ryan Sakamoto tweeted earlier on Thursday that Theus is dealing with a concussion. There has been no discussion of his status by the coaching staff, so we’ll see what next week’s practice participation reports bring.

We’ve got the snap counts, but to add a little context, six players played 100 percent of the offensive or defensive snaps on Thursday. That group included OTs Colin Kelly and Norman Price, C Marcus Martin, ILBs Michael Wilhoite and Shayne Skov, and SS L.J. McCray. When you’re playing a lot of snaps in the preseason finale, that sometimes does not bode well for your roster chances. It is not a lock that you won’t make the team, but it’s not a good thing.

Player Offense Defense ST
Colin Kelly 78 4
Marcus Martin 78 4
Norman Price 78 2
Dres Anderson 61 8
Aaron Burbridge 55 10
Andrew Tiller 50 2
Blake Bell 44 6
Fahn Cooper 42 4
Je'Ron Hamm 41 8
Devon Cajuste 40 5
Colin Kaepernick 36
Joshua Garnett 36
Kelvin Taylor 33 6
Christian Ponder 33
Ryan Whalen 30
DeAndrew White 29 6
Alex Balducci 28 7
DuJuan Harris 28 2
Mike Davis 17 5
Bruce Miller 10 11
Jeff Driskel 9
Michael Wilhoite 58 17
L.J. McCray 58 12
Shayne Skov 58 11
Dontae Johnson 54 7
Rashard Robinson 52 5
Marcus Cromartie 48 7
Garrison Smith 43 4
Demetrius Cherry 34 4
Aaron Lynch 32 2
Marcus Rush 30 10
BJ McBryde 28 4
Tank Carradine 28 2
Corey Lemonier 26 11
Ronald Blair 26 8
Tony Jerod-Eddie 23
Prince Charles Iworah 20 8
Will Redmond 20 7
Bradley Pinion 10
Kyle Nelson 6
Phil Dawson 5