The San Francisco 49ers will play Washington on Sunday and as usual, we’re here to talk about the potential inactives for the game.
Last week, the 49ers ruled out wide receiver Kendrick Bourne, offensive lineman Erik Magnuson, safeties Eric Reid and Adrian Colbert and linebackers Reuben Foster, Dekoda Watson and Mark Nzeocha against the Indianapolis Colts.
The inactives list should be shaken up pretty significantly this week. The team has already ruled out fullback Kyle Juszczyk, so he’ll miss his first action of the season. They listed both Reid and Foster as questionable on the injury report, but there is definitely some sentiment that both will be back vs. Washington.
In other words, I see no reason to remove Nzeocha or Colbert from the inactives list, so that makes three with Juszczyk. Ahkello Witherspoon played in his first regular season game in Week 5, but he’s dealing with a concussion and was listed as a limited participant in practice.
So my guess, at this point, is that Witherspoon goes back to being inactive. That’s four, meaning I need three more. Watson is still dealing with a groin injury, but he could find himself active at any point. Still, my guess is he’s inactive, along with Magnuson and Bourne to make seven.
But it wouldn’t be the most surprising thing if some of the injured players — namely Reid or Foster — got an extra week of rest in what is clearly a lost season in regards to the end win-loss record.