SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers’ defensive linemen have to be on their toes – and watching their ankles – on Sunday night against the Houston Texans.
Defensive players have an “obligation to protect themselves” against potential career-impacting injuries, such as the broken ankle 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams recently sustained, St.
SANTA CLARA – The 49ers have one of the most physical offensive lines in the NFL.
But it was the Seattle Seahawks defensive front on Sunday night in the role of the bully.
SANTA CLARA -- Nose tackle Ian Williams sustained a season-ending broken left ankle in the 49ers' loss Sunday night to the Seattle Seahawks, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said.