49ers Injury Report: Down to three

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49ers Injury Report: Down to three

SANTA CLARA -- Mike Iupati, who missed a practice earlier in the week with a right knee injury, is expected to start Sunday at left guard against the Detroit Lions. He is listed as probable on the official 49ers injury report.
Receiver Braylon Edwards (knee), fullback Moran Norris (fibula) and cornerback Tramaine Brock (hand) have been ruled out of action for the game. Edwards is expected to return to action Oct. 30 against the Cleveland Browns.Everybody else on the 49ers is healthy enough to play Sunday against the unbeaten Lions.
Nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga is expected to return to action after missing the game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a staph infection.
Cornerback Shawntae Spencer suited up but did not play a week ago due to a toe injury. But coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday that Spencer was available for that game. Asked if that means that rookie Chris Culliver has earned the job as the No. 3 cornerback, Harbaugh declined to answer.There are indications that Spencer will return as the 49ers' No. 3 cornerback this week, as Culliver spent time in practice this week with the 49ers' scout team.49ERS INJURY REPORT
Out (definitely will not play): WR Braylon Edwards (knee), FB Moran Norris (fibula), CB Tramaine Brock (hand)
Probable: LB Navorro Bowman (neck), WR Michael Crabtree (feet), WR Ted Ginn (finger), S Dashon Goldson (knee), G Mike Iupati (knee), G Adam Snyder (forearm), DT Isaac Sopoaga (infection), CB Shawntae Spencer (toe)
LIONS INJURY REPORT
Out: LB Justin Durant (concussion), S Vincent Fuller (elbow) and TE Tony Scheffler (concussion)
Questionable: CB Aaron Berry (groin), WR Rashied Davis (foot), T Jason Fox (foot) and S Amari Spievey (hamstring).
Probable: DE Cliff Avril (elbow), S Louis Delmas (abdomen), LB Doug Hogue (hamstring), DE Lawrence Jackson (hamstring), LB DeAndre Levy (knee) and LB Stephen Tulloch (ankle)

49ers, McDonald agree to five-year extension

49ers, McDonald agree to five-year extension

The 49ers signed tight end Vance McDonald to a five-year contract extension through the 2021 season, the team announced late Friday.

The deal is worth $35 million, including $16 million in guaranteed money, ESPN reported. The actual contract terms and amount of fully guaranteed money is expected to be less than the reported figures.

McDonald ranks third on the 49ers with 24 catches for 391 yards and four touchdowns. He has touchdown receptions this season of 75 and 65 yards.

"Vance has shown consistent growth throughout his four-year career and his production this season is the result of his dedication and hard work,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “We believe he has only scratched the surface of what he will be able to accomplish in his career. Vance is a tremendous ambassador for the 49ers, and his passion for helping others provides a wonderful example for this organization. We look forward to his continued contributions to this organization, both on and off the field.”

McDonald is in the final season of his original four-year, $3.99 million contract he signed as a second-round draft pick in 2013.

In McDonald’s three previous seasons, he caught just 40 passes for 475 yards and three touchdowns.

McDonald spoke last week about the greater chances he's gotten to prove himself since the 49ers traded Vernon Davis last season.

“I just always look back at the opportunity when Vernon went to (Denver),” McDonald said. “Just being able to have the trust and the opportunity to start games and play every down.”

Said 49ers coach Chip Kelly, "He’s one of our weapons on the offensive side of the ball and he runs better than most tight ends in this league. So really depends on week to week what people have available at the safety spot to kind of match up with him. But he’s certainly someone that I think people defensively have to game plan for.”

 

 

Injury report: Staley's streak of 92 consecutive starts in serious jeopardy

Injury report: Staley's streak of 92 consecutive starts in serious jeopardy

Five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game due to a hamstring injury, the 49ers announced on Friday.

Staley has the third-longest active streak among offensive tackles with 92 consecutive starts. Only Cleveland's Joe Thomas (156) and Oakland's Donald Penn (153) rank ahead of him on the list. Staley has not missed a game since the beginning of the 2011 season.

Coach Chip Kelly said Friday morning on his weekly show on KNBR that the 49ers have two more days of training “and then we’ll see what Joe’s status is going into the game on Sunday.”

Kelly added, “That’s kind of what we normally do with everybody. The best thing to say with Joe is he’s day-to-day. We’re hopeful, but we have two more days out on the field.”

With Staley not expected to play, the 49ers will likely shift left guard Zane Beadles to left tackle. Andrew Tiller, who started the first five games of the season at right guard, would likely start at left guard.

The 49ers expect outside linebacker Aaron Lynch to return to action on Sunday after missing five games with a high-ankle sprain, Kelly said on KNBR. Lynch is listed as questionable, along with defensive tackle Quinton Dial, who has a left elbow injury

The Jets will be without at least one starter. Right tackle Breno Giacomini was ruled out due to injuries. Brent Qvale, a third-year player from Nebraska, is scheduled to make his fifth NFL start.

Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

49ERS
Doubtful
T Joe Staley (hamstring)
Questionable
DT Quinton Dial (elbow)
LB Aaron Lynch (ankle)

JETS
Out
RB Khiry Robinson (lower leg)
DT Steve McLendon (hamstring)
T Breno Giacomini (back, calf, shoulder)
LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)
S Antonio Allen (concussion)
WR Jalin Marshall (concussion)
Questionable
DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle)