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49ers do not promote RB from practice squad, which bodes well for Matt Breida’s availability

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Breida was listed as questionable and a game-time decision.

The San Francisco 49ers did not make any roster moves on Saturday, which might bode well for Matt Breida’s availability on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. The team had until 1 p.m. PT on Saturday to promote somebody from the practice squad (or sign an outside player) for them to be available on Sunday. They could have chosen to promote running back Jeff Wilson, but did not.

Breida was listed as questionable with a knee injury, and he and Kyle Shanahan both said he was a game-time decision. The fact that Wilson was not promoted is not a lock for Breida being active on Sunday, but it is better than had they promoted Wilson. Breida is expected to go through pre-game warm-ups to see how he feels for the game.

If Breida plays, he and Alfred Morris would split time at running back, with Kyle Juszczyk handling a lot of third down work, and Raheem Mostert getting work as needed. If the 49ers decide on Sunday that Breida can’t go, Morris would be a bit more of a bell-cow back, although Juszczyk could find himself with more snaps, and Mostert get a handful to spell Morris.

It is worth noting the team could be short-handed as is at the safety position, with Antone Exum added to the injury list as questionable. But the team is not making any moves to fill depth at running back or safety.

Whatever the case, inactives are due at 11:55 a.m. PT on Sunday. We’ll know where things stand by then.