Play time: Moss sees more action, Jacobs active but inactive

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Play time: Moss sees more action, Jacobs active but inactive

With receiver Mario Manningham out of action Thursday night due to a right shoulder injury, the 49ers activated running back Brandon Jacobs for the first time all season.But Jacobs, who has been healthy enough to play for several weeks, never got off the sideline in the 49ers' 13-6 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.OK, that's not entirely true.Jacobs jogged onto the field during a timeout at the beginning of the 49ers' final possession. Frank Gore was out of the lineup, nursing bruised ribs. But before quarterback Alex Smith called the play, second-string running back Kendall Hunter replaced Jacobs in the huddle.Randy Moss saw a season-high 41-percent of the 49ers' offensive snaps on Thursday with Manningham unavailable. Moss played 24 of the 49ers' 58 plays.Kyle Williams was the 49ers' No. 2 receiver behind Michael Crabtree. Williams played 30 snaps (52 percent). It's the second game in a row that Williams has been on the field for more than half of the team's offensive plays.Quarterback Alex Smith had a lot of difficulty getting the ball to the 49ers wideouts and tight ends with just seven completions on 15 pass attempts. Crabtree caught four passes for 31 yards. Williams, Moss and Delanie Walker caught just one pass apiece for a combined 44 yards.Here's the complete breakdown of play time for the 49ers on offense, defense and special teams:Offense (58 plays)
Includes plays nullified by penalty
58 -- LT Joe Staley, RG Alex Boone, RT Anthony Davis, C Jonathan Goodwin, TE Vernon Davis
57 -- QB Alex Smith
55 -- LG Mike Iupati,
40 -- TE Delanie Walker
39 -- WR Michael Crabtree
37 -- RB Frank Gore
33 -- FB Bruce Miller
30 -- WR Kyle Williams
24 -- WR Randy Moss
21 -- RB Kendall Hunter
5 -- FB Will Tukuafu
4 -- G Leonard Davis
1 -- QB Colin Kaepernick, TE Garrett Celek, WR Ted GinnDefense (56 plays)
Includes plays nullified by penalty
56 -- CB Tarell Brown, CB Carlos Rogers, SS Donte Whitner
55 -- LB NaVorro Bowman, OLB Ahmad Brooks
54 -- LB Patrick Willis
53 -- DT Ray McDonald, OLB Aldon Smith
47 -- FS Dashon Goldson
28 -- CB Chris Culliver
24 -- NT Isaac Sopoaga
9 -- S Darcel McBath
5 -- DT Demarcus Dobbs
4 -- CB Perrish Cox, DT Ricky Jean Francois
3 -- DT Will Tukuafu
2 -- OLB Clark HaggansSpecial teams
23 -- Demarcus Dobbs
17 -- Tramaine Brock
16 -- Anthony Dixon, Tavares Gooden, C.J. Spillman, Bruce Miller, Larry Grant
15 -- Darcel McBath
10 -- Will Tukuafu
8 -- Andy Lee, Brian Jennings, Ted Ginn, Dashon Goldson
7 -- David Akers, Delanie Walker
6 -- Daniel Kilgore
5 -- NaVorro Bowman, Chris Culliver
4 -- Tarell Brown, Ahmad Brooks, Patrick Willis, Ray McDonald, Ricky Jean Francois
3 -- Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Joe Staley, Leonard Davis, Aldon Smith
1 -- Clark Haggans

Goodell reacts to suggestion Kaepernick is being 'blackballed'

Goodell reacts to suggestion Kaepernick is being 'blackballed'

PHOENIX – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday he does not believe quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being “blackballed” in his attempt to continue his career.

“I haven’t heard that from our clubs in any way that that’s an issue,” Goodell said during his press conference to conclude the NFL owners meetings.

“My experience in 35 years is that our clubs make independent evaluations of players. They work hard to try to improve their teams. But if they think a player can help improve their team, they’re going to do that.”

Kaepernick remains unsigned as an unrestricted free agent after opting out of his 49ers contract earlier this month. Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman this week was asked on ESPN’s "First Take" whether he felt Kaepernick was being blackballed.

"I'm sure he is," Sherman answered. "It's difficult to see because he's played at such a high level, and you see guys, quarterbacks, who have never played at a high level being signed by teams. So it's difficult to understand."

General manager John Lynch on Tuesday said the 49ers have not had any contact with Kaepernick since he and coach Kyle Shanahan met with Kaepernick on Feb. 22 in Santa Clara. The 49ers signed free-agent quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley have shown no interest in re-signing Kaepernick.

Kaepernick, 29, created a controversy last season when he opted to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem to protest racial inequality in the United States. Kaepernick has decided to stand for the national anthem this season.

Earlier in the day, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said it was “stupid” and “intellectually lazy” to think teams have colluded to keep Kaepernick out of the league. Last week, former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, John’s brother, said Kaepernick is still an outstanding player and can win championships.

“I absolutely think he’s going to get signed,” John Harbaugh said. “I agree with Jim. He can win games for people.”

 

49ers GM Lynch speaks with Harbaugh about Michigan prospects

49ers GM Lynch speaks with Harbaugh about Michigan prospects

PHOENIX – John Lynch’s draft preparation as a first-year NFL general manager prompted him to make a phone call Monday to Jim Harbaugh.

“I talked to an old 49ers coach yesterday,” Lynch said at the NFL owners meetings. “He was great. He has a lot of players who are draftable. (He) gave me a lot of great information, and it was entertaining, as it always is with Jim.

“He just said, ‘Fired up for you, man,’ then we started talking about his players. He had to go to a meeting and I had to go to a meeting, so it was quick.”

Before Lynch could quiz Harbaugh about some of the Wolverines’ draft-eligible prospects, Harbaugh had a brief chance to catch up with his brother, John, the Baltimore Ravens head coach.

“It was fun because right when we called, his brother was right there,” Lynch said.

“So John came over and before I could get on the phone, John and Jim were talking. I said, ‘Hey, you’re cutting into my time, give me the phone.’ We had a good time.”

Michigan’s top prospects are safety Jabrill Peppers, who won the Paul Hornung Award as the nation’s most-versatile player, and edge rusher Taco Charlton.

Lynch said he does not ask “lazy questions” of any college coach about his former players. Instead, he’s looking at specifics, such as what position a player is better suited to play at the NFL level.

Harbaugh, who was let go after the 49ers' 8-8 season of 2014, enters his third season at his alma mater after two seasons with 10-3 records.