Fooch’s update: Zane Beadles will start in place of Brown at right tackle.
The San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans announced their Week 14 inactives, and the big news is no Trent Brown. The 49ers right tackle is inactive as his shoulder injury continues to bother him. He was inactive two weeks ago, but active last week. Darrell Williams and Zane Beadles are the two most likely candidates to start at right tackle.
Defensive end Aaron Lynch is active for the first time since Week 6. He has been a healthy scratch the last two weeks. He joins Tank Carradine as active defensive ends, with Leger Douzable, D.J. Jones, and Ronald Blair all inactive. This suggests the 49ers expect more from the Texans passing game on Sunday. My guess is Carradine and Solomon Thomas start at the two defensive end positions, but it will be interesting to see how the 49ers rotate in Lynch.
Here is the full rundown of inactives for Week 14.
49ers inactives: RB Jeremy McNichols, DB Antone Exum, Jr., LB Pita Taumoepenu, OL Trent Brown, DT Leger Douzable, DT D.J. Jones, DL Ronald Blair
Texans inactives: WR Braxton Miller, WR Cobi Hamilton, RB Alfred Blue, ILB Jelani Jenkins, OT Julién Davenport, OLB Ufomba Kamalu, NT Chunky Clements