49ers inactives: Ginn, Jacobs, top rookies out again

September 23, 2012, 3:38 pm
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Ted Ginn Jr. and Brandon Jacobs remain inactive for the 49ers on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.Also, the team's top draft picks, receiver A.J. Jenkins and running back LaMichael James, will not be in uniform. Neither Jenkins nor James has played in a regular-season game.Eric Bakhtiari, the team's only backup outside linebacker, and rookie tight end Garrett Celek will suit up for the game. Bakhtiari was signed this week to take the roster spot that opened when the NFL suspended Clark Haggans three games for violating the league's policy on substance abuse.Celek and safety Trenton Robinson are the only two rookies in uniform for the 49ers. Robinson was a sixth-round draft pick. Celek was undrafted. Both played college football at Michigan State.Ginn had his first week of limited practice after sustaining an ankle sprain Aug. 26 against the Denver Broncos in the 49ers' third exhibition game.Kyle Williams handled the punt-return chores in the first two games. Williams has 28 return yards on two punt returns. He also has three fair-catches. Kendall Hunter has averaged 23.2 yards on five kickoff returns with one fumble.Jacobs has not practiced since sustaining a left knee sprain Aug. 18 against the Houston Texans in the 49ers' second exhibition game. His status for next week's game at the New York Jets is unknown, as he will likely require at least one week of full practice for the 49ers to play him in a game.49ers inactives
QB Scott Tolzien
WR A.J. Jenkins
WR Ted Ginn Jr.
RB LaMichael James
RB Brandon Jacobs
G Joe Looney
NT Ian WilliamsVikings inactives
QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson
WR Jarius Wright
CB Brandon Burton
S Robert Blanton
LB Erin Henderson
G Mark Asper
DE D'Aundre ReedMarvin Mitchell will start at weakside linebacker in place of Henderson, who is out with a concussion. The 49ers lead the overall series 22-21-1, but the Vikings hold a 9-13 advantage in games played in Minnesota. The Vikings have won the past two meetings and four out of five, including a stirring 27-24 victory over in the final seconds on Brett Favre's 32-yard TD pass to Greg Lewis with :02 remaining.Since the beginning of last season, the 49ers are 7-2 in road games, ranking tied for second in the NFL with the New England Patriots. The Green Bay Packers are 7-1, entering their game Monday night at the Seattle Seahawks.--Quarterback Alex Smith has attempted 216 consecutive passes without an interception, the longest streak in team history. He has won 16 of his past 19 starts.--In Smith's career, 49ers are 12-0 when Smith starts and has passer rating of 100 or better.--The 49ers have won seven in row when running back Frank Gore gains 100 yards or more rushing. Since 2006, Gore has 7,218 rush yards, second-most most in the NFL.--Since entering the NFL in 2007, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leads league with 6,896 rush yards and 66 rushing touchdowns. In 37 career home games, he has rushed for 3,854 yards (104.2 per game) and 36 TDs.