Ginn active; Jacobs, Sopoaga sit

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Ginn active; Jacobs, Sopoaga sit

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J -- Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., who missed the first three games of the season with an ankle sprain, is active for the 49ers' game Sunday against the New York Jets.Meanwhile, running back Brandon Jacobs (knee) and nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga (knee, ankle) will not be available for the game. Both were listed as inactive for Sunday's game. Jacobs returned to limited practice last week after sustaining a knee sprain Aug. 18. Sopoaga was injured in the fourth quarter of the 49ers' loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week.RELATED: 49ers key matchup No. 3 -- Ricky Jean Francois vs. Nick Mangold
The only rookie who will suit up for the 49ers is tight end Garrett Celek, who went undrafted out of Michigan State.
Receiver A.J. Jenkins and running back LaMichael James, both of whom are healthy, are inactive. Neither has played in a regular-season game for the 49ers. Jenkins and James were selected in the first two rounds of the draft.With Ginn active, it remains to be seen who will handle the return duties. Kyle Williams averaged 13.0 yards on four punt returns in the first three games. He also averaged 48.0 yards on three kickoff returns.49ers inactives
QB Scott Tolzien
WR A.J. Jenkins
RB LaMichael James
S Trenton Robinson
RB Brandon Jacobs
G Joe Looney
NT Isaac Sopoaga

Bills sign two former 49ers

Bills sign two former 49ers

The Buffalo Bills have signed two 49ers free agents within the past two days.

After signing wide receiver Rod Streater on Wednesday, the Bills announced the signing of linebacker Gerald Hodges on Thursday.

The 49ers acquired Hodges in a 2015 trade with the Minnesota Vikings for center Nick Easton and a sixth-round draft pick. Hodges started 12 games last season and ranked second on the team with 92 tackles.

Hodges left the 49ers shorthanded for a late-season game against the Atlanta Falcons when he violated team rules. Then-coach Chip Kelly did not disclose the nature of Hodges infraction. Hodges offered no explanation or apology.

The 49ers entered the game against the high-powered Falcons with just two healthy inside linebackers due to Hodges’ deactivation. Starter Nick Bellore sustained an elbow injury on the third play of the game, and the 49ers were forced to use safeties Antoine Bethea and Vinnie Sunseri, and outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks at various points of the game.

The 49ers showed no interest in re-signing Hodges as a free agent.

Streater, a five-year NFL veteran, saw action in all 16 games last season after being acquired in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs in September. He caught 18 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns.

Harbaugh takes blame for 'premature celebration' during 2011 incident

Harbaugh takes blame for 'premature celebration' during 2011 incident

It was Jim Harbaugh's first season as head coach of the 49ers.

The 4-1 49ers were in Detroit and scored 10 points in the final 5:29 to beat the Lions 25-19.

An excited Harbaugh got a little too agressive during his postgame handshake with Lions coach Jim Schwartz. The two had words for each other and had to be separated.

Six years later, Harbaugh took the blame for what happened and said that he and Schwartz have patched things up.

"I went in too hard on that, too aggressive on the handshake. I've since changed that. Not doing that anymore. Can't blame him. I went in too hard. And you respect him for taking exception. We've talked, and we're good. We're back to friends. There is a protocol in a postgame handshake. I've been there as the winner. I've been there as loser. You just, 'Hey, nice game,' then go celebrate. Premature celebration there, in the wrong," Harbaugh said Tuesday on Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take podcast.

Harbaugh sounds like he's learned his lesson from that incident with Schwartz.

"The postgame handshake isn't the place for anything. If you're bitter, than change the I to an E. Don't get bitter, get better. Nothing's really changing at the postgame handshake. Just professionally shake hands and go on your way," Harbaugh said.

Harbaugh moved on from the 49ers to coach the Michigan Wolverines. Schwartz coached the Lions through the 2013 season and currently serves as the defensive coordinator for the Eagles.