49ers review: Offensive player-by-player


49ers review: Offensive player-by-player

Here's a player-by-player look at the 49ers' offensive performances from their 19-11 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday:Quarterback
3-Scott Tolzien: Inactive.
7-Colin Kaepernick: Did not play. (Follow on Twitter @Kaepernick7)
11-Alex Smith: He started at quarterback and played very well. He completed 17 of 24 passes for 200 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. His passer rating was 109.7. He also was sacked twice, including a devastating blind-side hit from Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan but still managed to hold onto the ball. Took big hit on first-drive sack because he tried to extend the play. Ryan Kerrigan's sack occurred 5.5 second after the snap. Smith did well just to keep from fumbling. . . . There were a couple dropped passes that could've added another 40-plus yards to his numbers.Running backs
21-Frank Gore: Started and played 45 of the 49ers' 58 offensive snaps. . . He rushed for 107 yards on 19 carries to become the first player in franchise history with 100 yards rushing in five consecutive games. He remained in the game despite sustaining left ankle sprain in the second quarter. He caught one pass for 7 yards, and also dropped an easy pass on third-and-14, a play in which he might have been able to pick up the necessary yards in the first quarter. . . . Did not get all of London Fletcher in blitz pickup, but Smith escaped and gained 8 yards on the scramble.
24-Anthony Dixon: Did not play on offense. Appeared as if he had a chance to recover a muffed punt in fourth quarter. He did not get the handle on it and the Redskins retained possession. But he was called for ineligible downfield, anyway. (Follow on Twitter @Boobie24Dixon)
32-Kendall Hunter: He played 12 snaps in the game. . . He carried eight times for 25 yards. . . Picked up blitz of safety LaRon Landry to allow Smith time to hit Michael Crabtree for 21-yard gain in first quarter.
44-Moran Norris: Inactive. He has not suited up since sustaining a fractured left fibula Sept. 18 against the Cowboys.
49-Bruce Miller: He played nine of the 49ers' 26 snaps in the first half, and 15 of 32 plays in the second half at fullback. . . Recorded his first career touchdown with a 30-yard reception on a wheel route in the second quarter. He also was in on two tackles on special teams. . . . The converted defensive end ran a perfect route and looked the ball into his hands on his 30-yard TD reception late in the first half. . . . Was offside on a fourth-quarter kickoff. (Follow on Twitter @bmiller_49)
90-Isaac Sopoaga: Entered for just two snaps on offense. Delay of game penalty was called on 49ers' first drive because it took 15 seconds from the time he first tried to motion to officials that he was reporting as an eligible receiver to the point that referee Gene Steratore finished backing away from line of scrimmage after making the announcement.Wide receivers
10-Kyle Williams: He played 15 snaps at receiver. . . Caught one pass for 12 yards. He was the intended target of two passing attempts. (Follow on Twitter @KyleWilliams_10)
15-Michael Crabtree: Started at flanker and played 40 snaps in the game. . . . Smith targeted him five times, and he made receptions on each of the five passes for 51 yards. . . Ran interference for Gore down the field on cornerback DeAngelo Hall to allow Gore to pick up another 15 yards on a 27-yard rush. (Follow on Twitter @KingCrab15)
17-Braylon Edwards: He played half of the 49ers' snaps in the game and saw three passes go his way. He caught two of them for 30 yards. . . . On a third-and-4 in the fourth quarter, he took a slant, bounced off linebacker Rocky McIntosh and then sought contact to put a hit on Hall while picking up 24 yards. He landed hard on his left shoulder on the play. X-rays after the game were negative. (Follow on Twitter @OfficialBraylon)
18-Brett Swain: Inactive.
19-Ted Ginn: He played 15 snaps, as the 49ers shuttled in each of their four wideouts into the game. . . He caught one pass for 14 yards. He also averaged 9.4 yards on five punt returns. He had one kickoff return for 20 yards. . . . Ran an inside route that allowed Bruce Miller to run past McIntosh on a wheel route for a 30-yard touchdown late in the first half. . . . Called for offensive pass interference in fourth quarter.Tight ends
46-Delanie Walker: He started as a second tight end and played 40 of the team's 58 offensive snaps. . . He had two passes come his way, and he made both catches for 15 yards. He also had a tackle on special teams. . . . Made a strong block on Kerrigan to seal the right side, allowing Gore to get outside for a 27-yard gain in the second quarter. . . . Led way on sweep and knocked cornerback DeAngelo Hall out of bounds as Hunter picked up 8 yards. . . .Good block on safety LaRon Landry on play in which Kyle Williams picked up 12 yards on a receiver screen. (Follow on Twitter @Dwalk46)
81-Justin Peelle: He played five snaps as the 49ers' third tight end. . . He was not the intended target on any of the team's pass attempts. . . . He did what he was coached to do when he shifted off the line of scrimmage on a fourth-and-1 play. But he was called for a false start -- simulating a snap.
85-Vernon Davis: He played all but one snap of offense in the game. . . He caught four passes for 41 yards, but also failed to make grabs of a couple catchable passes. . . . Made block at second level on linebacker London Fletcher to enable Gore to pick up 27 yards. . . . Failed to make deep catch of beautifully thrown 30-yard over-the-shoulder pass in the third quarter. . . . Hall stripped him of the football after 4-yard gain in the fourth quarter for the 49ers' only turnover of the game. (Follow on Twitter @VernonDavis85)Offensive linemen
59-Jonathan Goodwin: Started at center and played every snap. . . . Pulled and made block on Hall to enable Gore to pick up 13 yards in second quarter. . . . Called for holding to wipe out a 9-yard gain for Gore in fourth quarter. (Follow on Twitter @Jgoody59)
62-Chilo Rachal: Did not play on offense, but saw some action on special teams.
67-Daniel Kilgore: Inactive.
68-Adam Snyder: Started at right guard and played every snap. . . . Pulled to the left and sealed the edge against Brian Orakpo to allow Gore to pick up 13 yards. (Follow on Twitter @ASnyds68)
74-Joe Staley: Started at left tackle and played every snap. Mauled defensive end Stephen Bowen to open way for Gore's 9-yard gain at end of first quarter. . . . Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo pushed him back into Alex Smith to pick up a third-quarter sack. (Follow on Twitter @jstaley74)
75-Alex Boone: He did not start but he played four snaps as an extra blocker.
76-Anthony Davis: Started at right tackle, and had another strong showing. He did an outstanding job of holding his block against Adam Carriker to enable Gore to pick through his hole for a 12-yard gain on 49ers' first offensive play. . . . Had pancake block on Carriker on Gore's 27-yard gain in second quarter. (Follow on Twitter @AnthonyDavis76)
77-Mike Iupati: Started at left guard. He walled off Bowen and Gore found his way through for a 12-yard gain in first quarter. . . . Allowed defensive end Kedric Golston to penetrate on play in which Gore was thrown for a 1-yard loss in first quarter. . . . Steered Bowen out of the way for Gore to pick up 5 yards in second quarter.
78-Mike Person: Inactive.

49ers 2017 UDFA tracker: Southern Miss QB reportedly agrees to terms

49ers 2017 UDFA tracker: Southern Miss QB reportedly agrees to terms

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers are reportedly adding a fourth quarterback to their 90-man roster.

Nick Mullens a four-year starter at Southern Mississippi, agreed to terms with the 49ers after the conclusion of the Saturday’s NFL draft, he told the Hattiesburg American.

As a senior, Mullens completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 3,272 yards with 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Mullens joins a quarterback group that includes starter Brian Hoyer, backup Matt Barkley and third-round draft pick C.J. Beathard.

Other reported 49ers free-agent agreements include:

--RB Matt Breida, Georgia Southern: In three seasons at Georgia Southern, Breida rushed for 3,740 yards and 37 touchdowns while averaging 6.9 yards a carry. (Tampa Bay Times)

--OL Erik Magnuson, Michigan: Magnuson (6-6, 305) was a first-team All-Big Ten performer who started every game at right tackle. He announced on Twitter that he has agreed to terms with the 49ers.

--WR Kendrick Bourne, Eastern Washington: He caught 211 passes for 3,130 yards and 27 touchdowns in his four-year career. Bourne (6-1, 203) had his best season as a senior, with 79 receptions for 1,201 yards and seven touchdowns. Eastern Washington announced Bourne’s three-year contract.

--OT Darrell Williams Jr., Western Kentucky: Williams (6-5, 315) started 41 games. He played his final two seasons at right tackle after moving from right guard. Western Kentucky announced the contract agreement with the 49ers.

--WR KD Cannon, Baylor: Cannon caught 195 passes for 3,113 and 27 touchdowns in his three-year career. He turned pro after a junior season in which he caught 87 passes for 1,215 yards and 13 touchdowns. He announced his contract agreement with the 49ers via Twitter.

--DB Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis (PA): Jerome, a Senior Bowl invite, was named first-team FCS All-American. He intercepted six passes in 2016 with 59 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 11 pass break-ups. He added a touchdown on a kickoff return. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

--LB Jimmie Gilbert, Colorado (Denver Post)

--OL J.P. Flynn, Montana (NEPatriotsdraft.com)

--DE Noble Nwachukwu, West Virginia (NEPatriotsdraft.com)

--TE Cole Hikutini, Louisville (NFL Network)

--LB Donavin Newsom, Missouri (Columbia Daily Tribune)

--WR Victor Bolden, Oregon State (Bolden via Twitter)

Lynch: TE McDonald to return to 49ers after being on trade block

Lynch: TE McDonald to return to 49ers after being on trade block

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers explored trade options for veteran tight end Vance McDonald during the three-day draft, but he is scheduled be back with the team when the club reports Monday for the fourth week of the offseason program.

“I think that’s the reality of new regimes coming, new schemes,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said Saturday at the conclusion the seven-round draft. “That’s not to say that he can’t fit into our scheme. Frankly, we received some interest from some other people, then we did explore some options throughout the league with Vance. Nothing ended up happening, so Vance will come back and have an opportunity to compete.”

Coach Kyle Shanahan said he called McDonald on Friday night to keep him updated on the team’s though process in pursuing trade options. McDonald was at his brother’s wedding, Shanahan said, so he left him a long voice message. McDonald responded Saturday morning with a text. Shanahan said the two men will speak on Monday in Santa Clara.

“We did take over a 2-14 team,” Shanahan said. “We don’t feel all the answers are here right now. We have a lot of work to do. We need to improve in any way possible. And we’re going to do that. We’re going to do that from an organizational standpoint. How can we improve the building? How can we improve the coaching staff? How can we improve the personnel department? How can we improve the players?

“Just from Vance’s text back, I think people understand that. I think it does make sense. I don’t think that’s something personal.”

Former 49ers general manager Trent Baalke signed off on a five-year contract extension for McDonald in December that consisted of a $7 million signing bonus. McDonald appeared in 11 games last season, catching 24 passes for 391 yards and four touchdowns. The 49ers acquired McDonald as a second-round draft pick 2013. In 48 career games, McDonald has 64 receptions for 866 yards and seven touchdowns.

The 49ers signed veteran tight end Logan Paulsen in the offseason. On Saturday, the 49ers selected Iowa tight end George Kittle in the fifth round of the draft. Kittle joins fellow tight ends McDonald, Garrett Celek, Paulsen, Blake Bell and Je’Ron Hamm on the 49ers’ 90-man roster.