Sunday, December 8, 2013
Joe Staley is active for 49ers
By Bill Williamson
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As expected, standout left tackle Joe Staley is active and slated to start for the San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Staley sprained his right knee early against the Rams last week and he did not return. It was initially believed Staley would miss a couple of games. But Staley practiced Thursday and Friday and said Friday he would play.
Left guard Mike Iupati is out again, however. It’s the third straight game he'll miss due to a sprained knee. Adam Snyder continues to play in his place.
Rookie receiver Quinton Patton continues to be inactive. He hasn’t played since he broke his foot in Week 4. Patton is now healthy, but with the 49ers’ veteran receivers all healthy, there is no room for Patton.
Tight end Garrett Celek is healthy after missing a few games with a hamstring injury, but he remains inactive. Derek Carrier, promoted from the practice squad last month, has apparently bypassed him on the depth chart.