Against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2, the 49ers declared S Eric Reid, LB Reuben Foster, DT Xavier Cooper, LB Pita Taumoepenu, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, OL Erik Magnuson and WR Kendrick Bourne inactive.
Obviously, with Reid ruled out with a PCL injury and Foster still nursing a high ankle sprain, both of them will be inactive for Sunday’s game.
Then we can go to Witherspoon, a player I don’t think will see the field until late in the season, if at all. He’s very raw, and while the 49ers’ cornerbacks haven’t been lockdown by any means, he shouldn’t see the field yet. Ditto Pita Taumoepenu, though if the 49ers continue to lose players, he could find himself playing soon — not this week though, because he’s still dealing with an ankle injury.
Magnuson remains a player who I feel strongly about, but until the 49ers have a good reason to believe he offers an immediate upgrade over Zane Beadles as a backup interior offensive lineman.
I can’t see any argument to make Cooper or Bourne active, either, so I’m looking at a list that’s ... exactly the same as last week.
Tank Carradine is on injured reserve, so he doesn’t count as an inactive player. Carlos Hyde is reportedly a game-time decision, but I seriously doubt he misses Sunday’s game. Kyle Juszczyk, Jaquiski Tartt and Brock Coyle are all questionable with concussions, but I expect all of them will play.