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49ers vs. Giants inactives: CB Ahkello Witherspoon is OUT for today’s game

The 49ers will start a third different cornerback for the third game in a row

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The San Francisco 49ers injury status heading into today, including those on the PUP list, features double-digit starters:

Out today:

Dee Ford

Jimmy Garoppolo

Dre Greenlaw

George Kittle

Raheem Mostert

Short-term IR:

Tevin Coleman

Richie James

Deebo Samuel

Richard Sherman

Long-term IR:

Nick Bosa

Jalen Hurd

Solomon Thomas


Ronald Blair

Weston Richburg

Jullian Taylor

The only question today was whether cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon would be active. Witherspoon injured his hamstring during practice late in the week. If ‘Spoon isn’t 100%, that opens the door for Jason Verrett to start and would mean Dontae Johnson would be the next cornerback off the bench. I’d be curious to see if defensive coordinator Robert Saleh would play K’Waun Williams on the perimeter if it came down to it. With the team announcing Witherspoon is inactive, we’ll find out how those rotations go.


QB Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle)

TE George Kittle (knee)

RB Raheem Mostert (knee)

OL Tom Compton

DE Dee Ford (back)

LB Dre Greenlaw (quad)

CB Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring)

With all of the injuries, here are the jersey numbers for players who may make their season debut today:

RB JaMycal Hasty: 38

DE Ziggy Ansah: 94 or 98

DE Dion Jordan: 96

LB Joe Walker: 59

LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles: 45

CB Jason Verrett: 22