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49ers Snap Count: Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It's time for our weekly look at the snap count totals for the San Francisco 49ers. Here are some playing time observations from the team's Week 7 home loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Below is a list of reps for each player, broken down by phase of the game.

  • Jimmie Ward returned to game action after missing three contests due to a quad injury. The cornerback played 40 of a possible 75 snaps.
  • DeForest Buckner continues to pace 49ers defensive linemen. The first-round pick played 73 snaps, 26 more than the next closest (Arik Armstead saw 47 reps).
  • Speaking of Armstead, the second-year linemen left the game in the third quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. Rashard Robinson (62 snaps), Aaron Lynch (48 snaps) and Gerald Hodges (61 snaps) were other 49ers defenders to miss time on Sunday due to injury.
  • Tony Jerod-Eddie (14 reps) received his most playing time of the season following the injury to Armstead.
  • Like Ward, Jaquiski Tartt also made his return to gameday after missing one game with a quad injury. The second-year safety might have been on a pitch count as he played only nine snaps against the Bucs.
  • Mike Davis received the first start of his career at running back and saw 21 reps. However, Shaun Draughn (23 reps) and DuJuan Harris (26 reps) both out-snapped Davis on Sunday. Game flow could have been a major factor in this breakdown as the 49ers were trailing in the second half and primarily in passing situations. It's still fair to glean from this game that San Francisco will operate under a running back by committee until Pierre Garçon (shoulder) is healthy.
  • Eric Reid, Tramaine Brock, Joe Staley, Zane Beadles, Daniel Kilgore, Joshua Garnett and Trent Brown all played every possible snap against the Bucs.
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