McDonald, Spencer inactive for 49ers

November 6, 2011, 4:39 pm
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LANDOVER, Md. -- Injured defensive end Ray McDonald and veteran cornerback Shawntae Spencer, who is not injured, are among the 49ers' inactive players for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.Ricky Jean Francois is slated to make his second start of the season, as 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald is out with a hamstring strain.McDonald sustained a left hamstring strain in the second quarter last week against the Cleveland Browns. He did not return to action and did not practice last week.Jean Francois, a third-year player, made his first career start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he replaced nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga.Spencer has been bumped down the depth chart, as second-year cornerback Tramaine Brock is ready for action after missing several weeks with a hand injury. Spencer has been limited by a toe injury, but he was declared healthy this week and had a full week of practice.49ers inactive players: QB Scott Tolzien, WR Brett Swain, CB Shawntae Spencer, FB Moran Norris, OL Mike Person, OL Daniel Kilgore and DE Ray McDonald. Danville native Roy Helu, a rookie running back, has been promoted to the starting lineup for today's game, replacing Ryan Torrain.Will Montgomery moves from left guard to center, with rookie Maurice Hurt slated to start at left guard. Also, Reed Doughty will start at free safety in place of injured Oshiomogho Atogwe.Redskins inactives players: WR Donte Stallworth, S Oshimogho Atogwe, RB Tashard Choice, LB Markus White, OL Willie Smith, WR Santa Moss, DL Darrion Scott.