The 49ers just announced they’ve placed veteran safety Antoine Bethea on the Injured Reserve list.
Bethea injured what appeared to be his right shoulder during the second quarter Thursday night, and rookie Jaquiski Tartt replaced him. One play after Bethea’s injury, the Seahawks called a play-action deep pass to Tartt’s side of the field. The fake handofff completely fooled Tartt, and Wilson completed an easy touchdown pass to rookie receiver Tyler Lockett.
This afternoon, the Niners replaced Bethea on the active roster with wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who missed the first six games due to suspension. Simpson should immediately become the Niners’ No. 3 receiver.