Three and Out: 49ers confident in Williams; safeties banged up
Eric Reid was limping noticeably after getting X-rays that checked out negative following the 49ers' win over Tennessee. (AP)
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HERTFORDSHIRE, England – Safeties Eric Reid and Donte Whitner, who sustained injuries Sunday in the 49ers’ victory over the Tennessee Titans, were on the practice field in full pads Wednesday.
The 49ers had their first full practice in preparation to face the winless Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at Wembley Stadium, and the early indication is that Whitner and Reid will be in the starting lineup.
Whitner did not play in the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ 31-17 victory over the Titans due to a left knee injury. Reid missed just one snap with a left ankle sprain. The one play that Whitner and Reid were on the sideline together, Tennessee scored on a 66-yard touchdown pass from Jake Locker to Chris Johnson, who sprinted through the 49ers’ defense into the end zone.
After the game, Reid was limping noticeably after getting X-rays that checked out negative.
Defensive linemen Glenn Dorsey (hamstring), Justin Smith (shoulder) and Ray McDonald (biceps) did not practice Wednesday, but each is expected to play in the game Sunday.