Category Archives: Lineup changes

Bly promoted to starting lineup; Bruce will be inactive

Mike Singletary was not scheduled to speak with reporters today, but as he walked off the field he checked in with the four writers who showed up at the 49ers’ Thanksgiving Day practice.   Singletary shared a couple of developments.

Singletary considers Bly over Brown for cornerback spot

Coach Mike Singletary hinted at personnel changes on Monday. He revealed a little more on Wednesday, the first day the 49ers began on-field work to face the Jaguars.   The 49ers own the league’s No. 29th 30th-ranked pass defense, and Singletary said there might be some adjustments made in the secondary. When I asked if […]

Brown gets promotion in Indy; Clements takes reduced role

When the 49ers began working toward a contract extension with third-year cornerback Tarell Brown in late September, it was apparent that he figured into the team’s future.   Well, the future has arrived. Brown is set to take over at left cornerback for Nate Clements because the 49ers’ coaches believe he matches up better against […]

Singletary’s message: We want to win

Niners coach Mike Singletary said today he has yet to make a final decision whether Michael Crabtree will be in the starting lineup for the 49ers on Sunday against the Houston Texans.   “He’s certainly going to play a lot, and that’s the bottom line,” Singletary said.

Crabtree likely to start Sunday’s game

There is a “strong possibility” rookie receiver Michael Crabtree will be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Houston Texans, 49ers coach Mike Singletary confirmed this afternoon.   Josh Morgan started the first five games for the 49ers at split end. But Morgan told The Press Democrat today he has been informed Crabtree and Isaac Bruce […]

Rachal might get first start on Sunday

Rookie Chilo Rachal might get his first NFL start on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, 49ers coach Mike Singletary said this morning. Rachal has split time in the past two games at right guard with Tony Wragge.

Young wideouts finally get their chances to shine

GM Scot McCloughan (and Mike Nolan) has not experienced much success in finding wide receivers via the draft. But what about the team’s two youngest wideouts? Can they play?   At this point, we do not know.

Hill gets the nod to be starting QB

Coach Mike Singletary informed the quarterbacks this afternoon at Shaun Hill will replace J.T. O’Sullivan as the team’s starter for the Monday, Nov. 10, game against the Arizona Cardinals.