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49ers Healthy for Home Opener

Posted by Taylor Price on September 14, 2012 – 3:56 PM

The San Francisco 49ers enter Sunday night’s home opener relatively healthy. Two players, wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and running back Brandon Jacobs, were officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup with the Detroit Lions.

Both players were inactive in the team’s 30-22 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Harbaugh, however, said Jacobs is “getting close” to returning to action.

“Might have a shot this week,” Harbaugh said on Friday, pointing out it’ll be a game-time decision to activate Jacobs on the 46-man active gameday roster.

Detroit, on the other hand, officially listed cornerback Dwight Bentley out for Sunday. Furthermore, the Lions will be tested in the secondary with safety Louis Delmas and cornerback Chris Houston both listed as doubtful.

If the 49ers are to rely on Kyle Williams as the primary punt returner, Harbaugh is comfortable with such a scenario. The same can be said for Williams who returned a punt 20 yards last week to help set up David Akers’ 63-yard, NFL-record tying longest kick.

“Kyle is very good and we’d like to see him keep improving,” the 49ers coach said.

Harbaugh was also outspoken about his new right guard, converted tackle Alex Boone.

“I thought he did well with the line, that’s a collective group effort,” Harbaugh said before adding, “They don’t get a lot of credit, but this line is coming.”

Boone, himself, met with the media to discuss his challenging matchup against Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Boone is well-aware of Suh’s burst of the ball, but was also impressed with the strength Suh demonstrated when making a one-armed tackle of St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson.

“It’s to be a challenge – I look forward to it,” Boone said.


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11 Responses to “49ers Healthy for Home Opener”

  1. By Missouri 9er on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Looking forward to having Boone neutralize Suh!

  2. By tom in NJ on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    WELL I see another year and our D is as physical as ever… Noticed 1st game and somoeone was injured after the game!( GB Jennings) Every game last year an opposing player was injured. Not wishing people getting hurt but just notice the punishment our team puts on people! GO NINERS ” PLAY PHYSICAL AND MAKE THEM GIVE UP MENTALLY”

  3. By Charles Lauller (@chasl) on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    You know you’re getting old when you start saying a team reminds you of teams from 20-30 years ago, but this team does. Especially defensively. There’s a little bit of the 86 defense that had a league leading +20 differential and a bit of the 94 toughness and swagger sometimes that comes through. Although I see some shades of Lott/Hicks and Norton/BY-they are completely their own team. It’s great to see a Niners team return to glory as they have over the last year or so. There’s only one thing left to do is bring the title back to the Bay Area and all will be right in the (sports) world again! GO NINERS!!!

  4. By JimK on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    Boone has quelled my fears about the right guard position with Snyder leaving. Our O line looked very good against Greenbay. Boone is solid.

  5. By Montana2Rice4Ever on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    This whole team is solid. Super bowl bound baby.

  6. By LionsAllTheWay on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    Boone has no chance against the Beast, Ndamukong Suh! Now Boone says he’s looking forward to it, but at half time he’s gonna be asking for a new pair of underwear. Lions all the way!

  7. By Ninerfreak on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Missouri 9er, I am in Missouri too….what town are you in?

  8. By PHIL PROHN on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    HELLO.

  9. By PHIL PROHN on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? I GUARANTEE YOU SUH AND FAIRLEY + AVRIL ? NOT TO MENTION C, WILLIAMS AND W, YOUNG ARE OUT FOR BIG TIME REVENGE !! SMITH IS GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT A REAL DEFENSIVE LINE IN NFL IS LIKE. I WENT TO EVERY LIONS PRACTICE AND IT IS ON !! I AM NOT SAYING LIONS WILL WIN, BUT IT IS GOING TO BE A SCARY SCARY GAME FOR YOUR TEAM. WE ARE VERY VERY VERY MEAN AND I MEAN MENTAL TOUGH ? YOU WILL SEE TOMORROW I PROMISE, WE ARE JUST STARTING TO JELL AND REALIZE HOW GREAT WE ARE. AS EVERYONE WILL SEE TOMORROW. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS ALL YOU 49 FANS.

  10. By niners fan. on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    i agree this team is solid, just brutal all around , nice to see a complete team, roll on niners, its!! gameday!!! gooooo niners

  11. By KevinB on Sep 17, 2012 | Reply

    What is teh story witH Brandon Jacobs – 2 gaames and zero carries??

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