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BALTIMORE – Running back Frank Gore warmed up, but took his usual spot on the sideline for the 49ers’ exhibition opener Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens.
Quarterback Colin Kaaepernick started for the 49ers but had a short night of work and left with a 3-0 lead.
Kaepernick took one hit, as Ravens pass-rusher Pernell McPhee was called for roughing the passer after getting past 49ers left guard Mike Iupati. On the next play, Kaepernick found tight end Vance McDonald for a 17-yard gain. That was Kaepernick's only pass attempt of the night.
Rookie Carlos Hyde had an impressive opening drive. He carried three times for 34 yards. Jewel Hampton was stopped twice, and the 49ers settled for Phil Dawson’s 25-yard field goal to cap a seven-play, 66-yard drive.
The 49ers’ defense, playing without as many as seven projected starters, immediately gave up a touchdown on Bernard Pierce’s 2-yard run.
[INSTANT REPLAY: Bright spots, but 49ers drop preseason opener to Ravens]
Wide receiver: Anquan Boldin
Left tackle: Joe Staley
Left guard: Mike Iupati
Center: Daniel Kilgore
Right guard: Joe Looney
Right tackle: Jonathan Martin
Tight end: Vernon Davis/Vance McDonald
Wide receiver: Stevie Johnson/Quinton Patton
Fullback: Bruce Miller
Running back: Carlos Hyde
Quarterback: Colin Kaepernick
Left defensive tackle: Tony Jerod-Eddie
Nose tackle: Mike Purcell
Right defensive tackle: Demarcus Dobbs
Outside linebacker: Ahmad Brooks
Inside linebacker: Michael Wilhoite
Inside linebacker: Chris Borland
Outside linebacker: Dan Skuta
Left cornerback: Perrish Cox
Right cornerback: Chris Culliver
Nickel: Jimmie Ward
Free safety: Eric Reid
Strong safety: Antoine Bethea
RB Frank Gore (coaches decision)
RB LaMichael James (elbow)
WR Michael Crabtree (hamstring)
WR Brandon Lloyd (leg)
CB Tramaine Brock (ankle)
DL Justin Smith (shoulder)
DL Ray McDonald (biceps)
NT Ian Williams
OLB Aldon Smith
LB Patrick Willis
RT Anthony Davis (shoulder)
Physically unable to perform
LB NaVorro Bowman (knee)
NT Ian Williams (lower leg)
TE Garrett Celek (back)
DL Kaleb Ramsey (NA).
RB Marcus Lattimore (knee/hamstring)
FB Trey Millard (knee)
CB Keith Reaser (knee)
G Brandon Thomas (knee).
Reserve/did not report
RG Alex Boone (contract holdout)
RB Kendall Hunter (knee)
G Fou Fonoti (knee)