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Nick Bosa to Play in 49ers Season Opener vs. Buccaneers

The San Francisco 49ers open the 2019 season on a road trip to Tampa Bay and will be without several key players in Sunday's contest. Kyle Shanahan announced on Friday that receivers Trent Taylor and Jalen Hurd will not suit up in Week 1. Jimmie Ward, who is dealing with a broken finger, was also expected to be inactive heading into Sunday. Second-year defensive back Tarvarius Moore  will get the start in Ward's absence.

The biggest news is that the Faithful will finally get to see San Francisco's first-round pick make his 49ers debut against the Buccaneers. Nick Bosa and Dee Ford, who both missed the entire preseason with an ankle and knee injury respectively, are expected to play on Sunday.

Here's who won't be playing in the season opener:


QB C.J. Beathard 

WR Trent Taylor 

WR Jalen Hurd 

TE Kaden Smith


G Zack Bailey

S Justin Evans

QB Blaine Gabbert

OLB Demone Harris

T Jerald Hawkins

TE Tanner Hudson

WR Scotty Miller

The 49ers will see Tampa Bay wideout Mike Evans and rookie linebacker Devin White in the season opener, who entered the game questionable, both dealing with various illnesses.