That's the case for the 49ers entering their Week 4 matchup, a nationally-televised roadie against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.
Four San Francisco starters -- a group comprising linebacker
Despite his absence from Tuesday's practice, too, Jim Harbaugh didn't rule out Willis potentially playing on short rest.
“He can, that’s a possibility,” Harbaugh said earlier in the week. “We’ll see how he responds to treatment, how he responds to workouts… You’re talking about one of the strongest guys we’ve got.”
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Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com wrote about the matchup between Davis and Rams defensive end Chris Long.
Bill Williamson of ESPN.com points out how integral Davis is to the 49ers passing attack.
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