Manningham inactive; Jacobs suits up for first time


Manningham inactive; Jacobs suits up for first time

SAN FRANCISCO -- Wide receiver Mario Manningham will be inactive for the 49ers Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks due to a shoulder injury.Meanwhile, Brandon Jacobs will make his 49ers debut after being inactive for the first six games of the season.Manningham, who started four games this season, sustained a right shoulder injury at some point in the 49ers' loss Sunday to the New York Giants. Manningham appeared to be in discomfort with limited range of motion when he worked out on the field approximately two hours prior to kickoff.Manningham ranks second on the 49ers with 24 catches for 258 yards and one touchdown.
Randy Moss, Kyle Williams and Ted Ginn will likely get increased playing time with Manningham out of action.Jacobs has not played in a game since he sustained a left knee sprain Aug. 18 in the 49ers' second exhibition game. In the offseason, he signed a one-year, 1.575 million signing bonus with the 49ers after the New York Giants released him.Left tackle Joe Staley was medically cleared to play in the game, and he will start. Staley sustained a mild concussion in the third quarter when New York Giants defensive back leveled him with a block as Staley was in pursuit of Antrel Rolle after his second interception.49ers inactives
WR Mario Manningham
QB Scott Tolzien
WR A.J. Jenkins
RB LaMichael James
S Trenton Robinson
G Joe Looney
NT Ian Williams
Seahawks inactives
WR Charly Martin
S Winston Guy
CB Danny Gorrer
CB Byron Maxwell
G J.R. Sweezy
G John Moffitt
DT Jaye Howard

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.