49ers inactives: Moss to start with Manningham out

49ers inactives: Moss to start with Manningham out
December 16, 2012, 4:00 pm
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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

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