Safety Talanoa Hufanga took the field for warmups during pre-game. He was not downgraded Saturday, which was a sign he cleared the concussion protocol. His lengthy warm-up signaled that Hufanga would play. That’s a massive get for a banged-up 49ers secondary.
Hufanga will join Jimmie Ward in the secondary, who won’t have a cast or club on his hand:
Jimmie Ward walking out for warmups, but no wrap on his hand pic.twitter.com/nfZ5jROLao— Jake Hutchinson (@hutchdiesel) October 23, 2022
Mooney Ward took the field, but that didn’t mean he’d suit up. Generally speaking, players come out early to test whether or not they can play through an injury.
This is Ward’s old team, and with Jason Verrett and Emmanuel Moseley not playing, a secondary without Ward would mean a secondary full of backups. Thankfully, that won’t be the case. Ward is active.
Here’s a look at the inactive list:
DT Arik Armstead
TE Tyler Kroft
RB Jordan Mason
CB Dontae Johnson
DE Kemoko Turay
OL Nick Zakelj