The final preseason game is finally here. The 49ers are at home to face the Las Vegas Raiders, who are short-handed. According to Taylor Wirth of Bay Area NBC Sports, Las Vegas only has around 49 players total for the game.
Jalen Hurd is in uniform:
Jalen Hurd appears to be playing, folks pic.twitter.com/Ey5hhjw43r— Jake Hutchinson (@hutchdiesel) August 29, 2021
It’s been over two years since we’ve seen Hurd in action.
Alongside Hurd, Raheem Mostert, Alex Mack, George Kittle, Elijah Mitchell, Fred Warner, and a few others will make their preseason debut. Trent Williams will play, too.
Running backs coach Bobby Turner was honored with the PFWA Writers Dr. Z Award for lifetime achievement in coaching. The award was presented to him by 49ers chapter President Matt Maiocco and Vice President Matt Barrows.
Jason Verrett, Emmanuel Moseley, Dontae Johnson, and K’Waun Williams are all sitting out today. That means it’ll be another heavy workload for rookies Demmodore Lenoir and Ambry Thomas. Jimmie Ward was not in during pre-game warmups, either. I’d like to see Lenoir play in the slot a little.
Brandon Aiyuk, Nick Bosa, Dre Greenlaw, and Dee Ford are not suiting up, either. After the Ravens lost JK Dobbins to an ACL injury for the season on Saturday, I wouldn’t blame any coach who sat their starters.