Healthy 49ers roster awaits regular-season finale

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Healthy 49ers roster awaits regular-season finale
December 26, 2013, 8:00 am
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Jonathan Goodwin, Dan Skuta and Justin Smith would not have participated if the 49ers practiced on Christmas. (USATSI)

The 49ers are expected to enter the final game of the regular season Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals with a full roster from which to choose.

Although the 49ers did not practice on Christmas Day, the club was still required to submit a participation report to disclose the level of practice each player would have been able to perform on Wednesday.

Veteran center Jonathan Goodwin and defensive lineman Justin Smith would have received their typical rest day for the first practice of the week, the 49ers reported. Special-teamer Dan Skuta, who has been nursing a foot injury most of the season, would have sat out, too.

Running back Frank Gore, guard Mike Iupati, tight end Vance McDonald and wide receiver Mario Manningham would have been limited. Iupati returned to action Monday night in the 49ers’ 34-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons after missing four games with a knee injury.

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Manningham sat out due to a knee condition after missing two of the 49ers’ final three practices of last week. Rookie Quinton Patton saw 18 snaps of play time as the 49ers’ No. 3 receiver but did not see a pass thrown his way.

Third cornerback Tarell Brown aggravated a ribs injury that sidelined him for three games, but he is expected to be fine for Sunday's game.

49ers practice report
Wednesday
Did not participate in practice
C Jonathan Goodwin (not injury related), LB Dan Skuta (foot), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)
Limited participation
RB Frank Gore (knee), G Mike Iupati (knee), WR Mario Manningham (knee), TE Vance McDonald (ankle), WR Kassim Osgood (shin)
Full participation
LB Navorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs), WR Michael Crabtree (wrist, ankle)

Cardinals practice report
Wednesday
Did not participate in practice
LB John Abraham (groin), G Daryn Colledge (back), S Rashad Johnson (ankle)
Limited participation
DT Darnell Dockett (shoulder), TE Rob Housler (groin), RB Rashard Mendenhall (finger), QB Carson Palmer (right elbow, ankle), T Nate Potter (ribs), LB Matt Shaughnessy (groin)