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Niner Nation Nov 12, 2018
No surprises in 49ers Week 10 inactives

No surprises in 49ers Week 10 inactives

The 49ers ruled out three starters on Saturday, and the four healthy scratches are not unexpected. The San Francisco 49ers released their inactives for Week 10 vs. the New York Giants, and there are no real surprises tonight. The team ruled Reuben Foster, Jaquiski Tartt, and Pierre Garçon out on Saturday, and the remaining four healthy scratches are about what you would expect. The team will have Nick Mullens starting at quarterback, with C.J. Beathard as his backup. That leaves Tom Savage inactive for the second time in three weeks. Normally he’s just not on the roster by game day. With...
Niner Nation Nov 12, 2018
49ers will have a new starting strong safety vs. Giants

49ers will have a new starting strong safety vs. Giants

The San Francisco 49ers promoted running back Matt Dayes from the practice squad on Monday to add some depth for their Monday Night Football contest against the New York Giants. To make room for Dayes, the 49ers released defensive back Tyvis Powell. It seemed likely the 49ers would release quarterback Tom Savage one again, but that was not the case. The decision to release Powell is an intriguing one. Last week he started at strong safety, a week after moving into the starting lineup when Jaquiski Tartt and Antone Exum. Tartt is out this week with the shoulder injury he suffered two weeks...
Niner Nation Nov 12, 2018
Report: 49ers to promote RB Matt Dayes from practice squad

Report: 49ers to promote RB Matt Dayes from practice squad

Tom Savage will likely continue his regular roster rotation. The San Francisco 49ers are a running back short after losing Raheem Mostert to a broken arm, and they have figured out a short term plan. The team is expected to promote running back Matt Dayes from the practice squad, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 49ers have until 1 p.m. PT to make a roster move for tonight’s game against the New York Giants. They promoted Greg Mabin to the active roster this past week, but needed to find another running back. Prior to this move, the only running backs on the roster were Matt Breida...
The Mercury News Nov 6, 2018
49ers buzz: What we’ve learned Tuesday at HQ?

49ers buzz: What we’ve learned Tuesday at HQ?

SANTA CLARA — Nick Mullens took a snap, then C.J. Beathard, then Tom Savage. That was the 49ers quarterbacks rotation in Tuesday’s warmups, and that figures to reflect their depth chart heading into Monday night’s game against the New York Giants. Coach Kyle Shanahan has not publicly confirmed that Mullens will make a second straight […]
Niner Nation Nov 6, 2018
Nick Mullens gets first reps of first Week 10 practice

Nick Mullens gets first reps of first Week 10 practice

We are getting a little closer to some kind of announcement. The San Francisco 49ers have not made an official announcement, but early evidence suggests Nick Mullens will be the starting quarterback this coming Monday against the New York Giants. The team returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since Mullens’ debut on Thursday Night Football, and he got the first reps of practice, according to the 49ers beat writers. It looks like Nick Mullens is taking the first snaps at QB, C.J. Beathard the second and Tom Savage the third. This is the first #49ers practice since the...
Niner Nation Nov 2, 2018
Guess who’s back ... back again

Guess who’s back ... back again

The San Francisco 49ers formally placed Raheem Mostert on injured reserve, and they made a couple other moves. The team placed cornerback Emmanuel Moseley on injured reserve a day after promoting him from the practice squad. They also signed quarterback Tom Savage a day after releasing him. Mostert broke his arm on a rushing attempt, while Moseley suffered a dislocated shoulder on a special teams play. Head coach Kyle Shanahan announced that Mostert had surgery on Friday, and Moseley will have surgery on Tuesday. The decision to re-sign Savage is an intriguing one. They once again have...
Niner Nation Nov 1, 2018
Nick Mullens announced as starting quarterback for TNF

Nick Mullens announced as starting quarterback for TNF

CJ Beathard will back him up. I’ve been making a few radio appearances in anticipation of the San Francisco 49ers Thursday Night Football matchup against the Oakland Raiders and the big question, well the one besides why this game is happening, is who will start C.J. Beathard or Nick Mullens? Well, wonder no more! ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Nick Mullens will get the nod and start tonight.The 49ers followed it up a few minutes later to make it official. The 49ers waived Tom Savage (yet again) and it indicated that Beathard would be active tonight, but as Fooch noted, it...
SFGate Nov 1, 2018

49ers QB Beathard will be active vs. Raiders

It appears 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard will start tonight against the Raiders despite dealing with a sprained right wrist that had his status in doubt during the week. Beathard and backup Nick Mullens will be the quarterbacks on the active 46-man roster after the 49ers released Tom Savage this afternoon. If Beathard couldn’t play tonight, Mullens would have made his first NFL start and Savage would have served as second-string. The 49ers will likely re-sign Savage next week. It’s still possible Beathard could serve as the No. 2 in the event Mullens is sidelined or struggles. On...
The Mercury News Nov 1, 2018
49ers pregame: QB Beathard available so Savage cut, but who’ll start?

49ers pregame: QB Beathard available so Savage cut, but who’ll start?

Hours before the 49ers hosted the Raiders, they cut quarterback Tom Savage, signifying C.J. Beathard's availability to play through a wrist and thumb injury.
Niner Nation Nov 1, 2018
49ers waive QB Tom Savage

49ers waive QB Tom Savage

The move means C.J. Beathard is at least healthy enough to be active The San Francisco 49ers made several roster moves on Thursday, and one is a biggie. The team formally promoted CB Emmanuel Moseley from the practice squad, and activated LB Dekoda Watson and S Marcell Harris from injury lists. They had two free roster spots, and to clear a third, they waived quarterback Tom Savage. The team also waived WR Aaron Burbridge from the practice squad and signed WR Victor Bolden and CB Greg Mabin to the practice squad. The decision to waive Savage means C.J. Beathard is healthy enough to be...
Niner Nation Oct 30, 2018
C.J. Beathard not practicing Tuesday, question mark for Thursday

C.J. Beathard not practicing Tuesday, question mark for Thursday

Thursday Night Football might get an infusion of Nick Mullens. The San Francisco 49ers face a game-time decision at the quarterback position. C.J. Beathard suffered a wrist injury in the second quarter of the 49ers Week 8 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He finished out the game, but is currently struggling to hold a football, so he is sitting out the team’s Tuesday walkthrough. Kyle Shanahan said Beathard is likely a game day decision. If Beathard cannot play on Thursday, backup Nick Mullens would get the start and Tom Savage would serve as his backup. Mullens has been active but not...
Niner Nation Oct 27, 2018
No last-minute 49ers roster transactions before Cardinals

No last-minute 49ers roster transactions before Cardinals

Tom Savage was not waived. Color me shocked. The San Francisco 49ers are set to take on the Arizona Cardinals Sunday and are still dealing with numerous roster issues. One thing that will not be happening is the now-anticipated habit of playing musical chairs with the roster. The team has not announced any last-minute roster transactions in lieu of the deadline. The team has until 1:00 PST to waive, promote, and sign players to the roster in anticipation of Sunday’s game. Last week, the duck-duck-goose at quarterback began with the team waiving Tom Savage just days after signing him to...
Niner Nation Oct 24, 2018
Injuries could shake up special teams on 49ers depth chart

Injuries could shake up special teams on 49ers depth chart

The 49ers made a minor roster move that might be worth paying attention to. The San Francisco 49ers PR department released their unofficial Week 8 depth chart on Tuesday afternoon. A Tuesday release meant Adrian Colbert to IR and the signing of Tom Savage are reflected in the depth chart. This is entirely unofficial, but it does give us one notable talking point. D.J. Reed is now listed as the starting free safety, as one would expect with Colbert’s injury. What I found interesting was the decision to move him from No. 1 kick returner to No. 2 kick returner. Rookie Richie James has...
Niner Nation Oct 23, 2018
D.J. Reed to get first opportunity in place of injured free safety Adrian Colbert

D.J. Reed to get first opportunity in place of injured free safety Adrian Colbert

Jimmie Ward could get an opportunity as well once he’s healthy. The San Francisco 49ers lost another started to injury, with free safety Adrian Colbert suffering a high ankle sprain in the team’s Week 7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The 49ers placed him on injured reserve Monday evening, which coincided with the re-signing of free agent quarterback Tom Savage. Colbert has dealt with a couple injuries this season, and when he has gone down, rookie D.J. Reed has moved into the lineup in his place. Reed has played some slot corner as well, but the vast majority of his defensive snaps have...
Niner Nation Oct 22, 2018
Report: 49ers to re-sign Tom Savage

Report: 49ers to re-sign Tom Savage

You put your Savage in, you put your Savage out, you put your Savage in.... A week ago, the San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Tom Savage. They released him this past Saturday to promote Tyvis Powell from the practice squad due to Richard Sherman’s calf injury. It looks like Savage will be back. Per source Tom Savage is re-signing with the 49ers.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 22, 2018 This is not at all surprising. They are unlikely to regularly keep three quarterbacks on their game-day roster, but they want an extra body in practice — ready and prepared in case...

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