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49ers Announce Who Won't Play in Preseason Opener vs. Cowboys

The San Francisco 49ers announced a hefty number of players who will not suit up for Saturday night's preseason opener. Here's a list of which 49ers that aren't expected to play against the Dallas Cowboys.

  • CB Jason Verrett
  • DB Jimmie Ward
  • CB K'Waun Williams
  • CB Richard Sherman
  • S Jaquiski Tartt
  • LB Malcolm Smith
  • LB Fred Warner
  • DL Dee Ford
  • LB Kwon Alexander
  • DL Arik Armstead
  • DL Nick Bosa
  • DL Ronald Blair III
  • DL DeForest Buckner
  • QB Jimmy Garoppolo
  • WR Marquise Goodwin
  • WR Trent Taylor
  • RB Matt Breida
  • RB Tevin Coleman
  • RB Jerick McKinnon
  • RB Jeff Wilson Jr.
  • FB Kyle Juszczyk
  • OL Ben Garland
  • OL Joshua Garnett
  • OL Mike Person
  • T Mike McGlinchey
  • T Joe Staley
  • OL Laken Tomlinson
  • TE George Kittle

Kyle Shanahan noted earlier this week that Verrett, Bosa, Williams and McKinnon aren't likely to see preseason snaps. The team appears to be taking the cautious route with the rest of their starters in the exhibition opener.