This Sunday’s 49ers-Seattle Seahawks game is not a game you want to go into feeling less than 100 percent. The physical style that both teams embody is hard enough on the healthiest NFL player.
So it’s worth getting a check-up on each NFC West rival.
Fortunately for San Francisco, its portion of the report is a quick read.
After missing practice Wednesday through Friday, backup running back
“I thought he did a good job,” Jim Harbaugh said on Thursday of Williams’ Week 1 performance in that role. Williams returned two of the five punts he received against the Packers.
The Seahawks have nine players listed on their injury report, and no name is bigger than Brandon Browner’s. Like James, the starting cornerback (hamstring) did not practice this week. He is listed as doubtful.
Of Browner’s likely replacement, Walter Thurmond, Harbaugh said, “He played quite a bit and their entire defense had a good showing as usual. That’s a fine defense.”
Seattle’s defensive unit will likely be helped by Cliff Avril. The defensive end (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday and Friday.
“He’s a great player,” Boone said. “Quick off the ball, fast, explosive pass rusher, he can be utilized a lot on third down, good hands, good motor, tough guy.”