49ers-Redskins injury report

570820.jpg

49ers-Redskins injury report

SANTA CLARA -- Defensive ends Ray McDonald and Justin Smith did not practice Wednesday for the 49ers on the first day the team began its on-field preparations to face the Washington Redskins on Sunday.McDonald did not play the final 2 12 quarters against the Cleveland Browns due to a left hamstring strain. His status for Sunday's game remains unclear.Smith's day off was not injury-related, the team reported. He watched practice but did put on pads to participate. Coach Jim Harbaugh chose to give Smith a day of rest. Smith has played 166 consecutive games, a streak that began during his rookie season in 2001 with the Cincinnati Bengals.Smith has played nearly every snap for the 49ers' defense this season. He was so exhausted in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns that he removed himself from the game for two plays. On the second play, the Browns scored on a 45-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Colt McCoy to Joshua Cribbs.
The Redskins had three starters who did not practice Wednesday. Receiver Santana Moss (hand) has been ruled out for the game. Safety Oshiomogho Atogwe (toe, knee) and tight end Fred Davis (ankle) did not participate.The injury-depleted Redskins, who lost starting running back Tim Hightower to a season-ending injury two weeks ago, will not have newly acquired Tashard Choice, either. Choice, claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, has a hamstring injury that will keep him out of action.Here are the practice participation reports that both teams submitted to the NFL:49ERS PRACTICE REPORT
Did not participate: DE Ray McDonald (hamstring), DE Justin Smith (not injury related)
Limited participation: WR Michael Crabtree (foot), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), S Dashon Goldson (knee), RB Moran Norris (fibula)
Full participation: CB Tramaine Brock (hand), CB Shawntae Spencer (toe)REDSKINS PRACTICE REPORT
Out (definitely will not play): RB Tashard Choice (hamstring), WR Santana Moss (hand)
Did not participate: S Oshiomogho Atogwe (toe, knee), TE Fred Davis (ankle)
Limited participation: CB Phillip Buchanon (neck, knee), LB London Fletcher (hamstring), T Trent Williams (ankle)
Full participation: S Reed Doughty (chest), LB Rocky McIntosh (ankle), TE Logan Paulsen (shoulder), RB Mike Sellers (back)

Agent: 49ers to re-sign running back DuJuan Harris

Agent: 49ers to re-sign running back DuJuan Harris

PHOENIX – Free-agent running back DuJuan Harris will re-sign with the 49ers, his agent said.

Harris, 28, appeared in 10 games for the 49ers last season with one start. He rushed for 138 yards on 38 attempts. He also caught eight passes for 115 yards.

Harris has also seen time with Jacksonville, Green Bay and Seattle in his four-year NFL career.

The 49ers did not tender Harris as a restricted free agent, but agent Andy Simms revealed his client will re-sign with the 49ers via Twitter. Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley and defensive lineman Chris Jones are the only other free agents the 49ers have re-signed.

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

PHOENIX – Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins will continue to be Washington’s quarterback for the 2017 season, according to team president Bruce Allen.

“That’s why we franchised him, yes,” Allen said during an interview with CSN Mid-Atlantic at the NFL owners meetings.

Cousins and Washington did not reach agreement on a multi-year contract extension before the start of the free-agent signing period. Washington tagged Cousins as the organization’s exclusive franchise player, taking him off the free-agent market for any interested clubs, such as the 49ers.

Cousins is set to earn $23.94 million in 2017, unless the sides agree to a new deal before the July 15 deadline. The price for Cousins to be franchised again in 2018 would be $34.47 million.

"We’ve had a lot of dialogue," Allen said. "He signed his tender. Obviously, we have an option for the ’18 season. Our goal from the beginning has been long term. I'm still hopeful and confident we'll do it."

The 49ers with new coach Kyle Shanahan are expected to be interested in Cousins, but there have no trade talks with any teams, Allen said. Shanahan was Washington's offensive coordinator under his father, then-head coach Mike Shanahan, for Cousins' first two NFL seasons.

"I can't keep up with the rumors," Allen said. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven't talked to anyone."