San Francisco enters this week’s game healthy. They had 7 players limited in practice Thursday, but not a single one will really be hampered by it during the game. Jacksonville on the other hand will be affected on both sides of the ball by various injured starters.
The scoreboard is not the only place where the 49ers were beat up this past weekend. After a relatively injury free start to the season, there are several players who now fill up the injury report, but the news is not all bad. Their opponent has two very significant injuries, and this game will not be nearly as physical as the war that was the game against Seattle.
Frank Gore will help the Niners keep the New Orleans Saints’ offense on the sidelines Saturday. Meantime, 49ers’ defensive end Ray McDonald, while not a star, could play key role for the Niners too.
The San Francisco 49ers reached agreement Wednesday on a five-year contract with defensive lineman Ray McDonald, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.