The San Francisco 49ers published their depth chart for Week 5, and it does not reflect the potential shift on defense involving Solomon Thomas. Entering the season, Thomas was Tank Carradine’s backup at the strong defensive end role. When Carradine was lost to an injury, Thomas moved into his role. However, this past Sunday, Thomas played the LEO role, and Arik Armstead handled the strong end work. It is not known at this point if that is a permanent change.
Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin suffered a concussion on Sunday, and is in the concussion protocol to start the week. When he left Sunday’s game, Aldrick Robinson became Brian Hoyer’s primary target. Robinson would likely move into the startign lineup if Goodwin does not clear the protocol this week. Trent Taylor would remain the primary slot receiver. Victor Bolden came off the bench to get some snaps, but if Goodwin could not play, I imagine Kendrick Bourne would end up active.
We learned last week that Asa Jackson is currently the primary backup at cornerback. Rashard Robinson left the game for one snap, and Jackson replaced him opposite Dontae Johnson. Adrian Colbert can play both cornerback and safety, but he left with a hamstring injury and Kyle Shanahan does not expect him to play this week. The 49ers worked out free agent safety DeRon Washington, who could end up being a fill-in if Colbert cannot go.
Here’s the full depth chart for Week 5.