After each game, it's always an interesting practice to survey the participation report and see who is seeing their playing time increase, and who is playing less week to week. The San Francisco 49ers like to use a number of personnel groupings based on matchups. Here's a look at every player's snap count from the team's Week 2 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
- Gerald Hodges saw his playing time increase following an injury to Ray-Ray Armstrong. The linebacker, who played 31 percent of the defensive snaps in Week 1, saw that number grow to 67 percent against the Panthers.
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- Joshua Garnett made his NFL debut, playing six snaps on special teams.
- An injury forced Andrew Tiller out of the game for four plays. Marcus Martin subbed in and received those snaps.
- Glenn Dorsey played 15 snaps in his 2016 debut. The defensive lineman made his return to game action after recovering from an ACL tear suffered last season.
- Arik Armstead played more snaps in Week 2 (41 opposed to 35 against the Los Angeles Rams), but the overall percentage of his playing time went down because the 49ers defense was on the field for so much longer against the Panthers. The defense played 83 snaps in Carolina, 22 more than the 61 snaps the group played against the Rams.
- DeForest Buckner saw the most playing time of any 49ers defensive lineman for the second consecutive week, playing 65 snaps in Week 2.
- Michael Wilhoite and Dontae Johnson played the most snaps on special teams (34 each).
- Joe Staley, Zane Beadles, Trent Brown, Daniel Kilgore, Eric Reid, Jimmie Ward, NaVorro Bowman and Tramaine Brock all played every snap on their respective side of the ball.