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49ers Inactives: 6 starters out for season finale

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This is the last one of these for the year, so while it’s a brutal one, it’s also signals the end of these wretched season for the 49ers. With the likes of Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa and so many others already out for the season, San Francisco added a few more names to that list for Sunday’s season finale against the Seattle Seahawks.

Sunday’s list of inactives represents a rare situation when there are no healthy scratches, and all players are starters or quasi-starters:

  • WR Brandon Aiyuk (ankle)
  • WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring)
  • DT Javon Kinlaw (knee)
  • DT Kevin Givens (personal)
  • CB K’Waun Williams (shin)
  • CB Richard Sherman (calf)
  • LB Dre Greenlaw (calf)

That list does not include Trent Williams, who has an elbow sprain and will not play. He will be replaced by Justin Skule, who was dealing with a knee sprain.

The 49ers will go into Sunday’s game with multiple players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, including long snapper Taybor Pepper and kicker Robbie Gould, both of whom who had replacements signed in Colin Holba and Tristan Vizcaino.

Because the 49ers had to flex so many players up due to those injuries, practice squad quarterback Josh Johnson will not be flexed up. Josh Rosen will back up C.J. Beathard.

The following players are active after being either promoted or activated from the practice squad:

  • WR Matt Cole (No. 17)
  • WR Jordan Matthews (No. 18)
  • DL Alex Barrett (No. 64)
  • DL Darrion Daniels (No. 65)
  • OL Isaiah Williams (No. 76) – The only out-and-out tackle behind Skule and McGlinchey.
  • DL Josiah Coatney (No. 77)

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