49ers inactives: Moss to start with Manningham out

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49ers inactives: Moss to start with Manningham out

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Wide receiver Mario Manningham will miss his second consecutive game with a shoulder injury Sunday night when the 49ers play the New England Patriots.

Manningham was one of the six players the 49ers announced as inactive. Each team is allowed to suit up 46 players for games. The 49ers remain with one vacancy on their 53-man roster, as they did not fill the spot vacated with the suspension of running back Brandon Jacobs. Randy Moss will start in Manningham's place.

Outside linebacker Eric Bakhtiari, who the 49ers signed last week to replace injured Demarcus Dobbs, will suit up for the game and participate on special teams.

Third quarterback Scott Tolzien is active for the second time in his two-year career, as linebacker Tavares Gooden is out with a ribs injury.

For the Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm) will not play.

49ers inactives
WR Mario Manningham
LB Tavares Gooden
S Trenton Robinson
RB Jewel Hampton
G Joe Looney
NT Ian Williams

Patriots inactives
TE Rob Gronkowski
S Derrick Martin
LB Tracy White
OL Markus Zusevics
DE Jake Bequette
DL Ron Brace

After getting benched vs Bears, Colin Kaepernick to start vs Jets

After getting benched vs Bears, Colin Kaepernick to start vs Jets

Colin Kaepernick will remain as the 49ers’ starting quarterback on Sunday against the New York Jets.

Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins made the announcement on Tuesday while coach Chip Kelly was in Maine for services for his father, E. Paul Kelly, who passed away on Friday.

Kaepernick has started the past seven games for the 49ers, during which time the club has gone winless. The 49ers (1-11) are on a franchise-long 11 game-losing streak.

Kaepernick went 1 of 5 on Sunday for just four yards in the 49ers’ 26-6 loss to the Chicago Bears. Kaepernick was also sacked five times for minus-25 yards before getting benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert.

“We had been playing good football on offense and the thing had been trending in the right direction,” Modkins said.

A week earlier against the Miami Dolphins, Kaepernick threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 113 yards as the 49ers rolled up 475 yards of total offense.

Kelly said the 49ers made the switch at quarterback early in the fourth quarter on Sunday against the Bears in hopes Gabbert would provide a spark. Gabbert started the 49ers’ first five games of the season before Kaepernick replaced him.
 

Ex-49ers RB Frank Gore moves to No. 8 on all-time list

Ex-49ers RB Frank Gore moves to No. 8 on all-time list

Frank Gore continues to move up the list of the top rushers in NFL history.

Gore, the 49ers’ all-time leading ground-gainer, picked up 79 yards on 20 rushing attempts Monday night in the Indianapolis Colts’ 41-10 victory over the New York Jets.

Gore moved past Tony Dorsett and into eighth place on the NFL’s all-time list with 12,789 yards. Next up is Eric Dickerson at No. 7 with 13,259 yards.

The only retired player in the top 11 all-time rushers who is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is LaDainian Tomlinson. He is eligible for the induction for the first time in 2017. The only other running back in the top 15 who is not in the Hall of Fame is Edgerrin James at No. 12.

In 10 seasons with the 49ers, Gore gained a club-record 11,073 yards. In 28 games with the Colts, Gore has 1,716 yards.

After coming up just 33 yards short of the 1,000-yard mark in his first year in Indianapolis, Gore needs 251 yards in the final four games for the ninth 1,000-yard season of his 12-year career.