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Leading up to the San Francisco 49ers' Week 2 NFL confrontation with the Carolina Panthers, The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows focuses on two key defenders, two important offensive cogs - and one other player whose performances could determine how
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Leading up to the San Francisco 49ers' Week 2 NFL confrontation with the Carolina Panthers, The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows focuses on two key defenders, two important offensive cogs - and one other player whose performances could determine how

The 49ers will be short two back-up offensive tackles today after Anthony Davis and John Theus were declared inactive. Davis suffered a concussion in Thursday’s practice and did not make the trip to North Carolina.

Davis was the backup for left tackle Joe Staley and for right tackle Trent Brown last week. If Staley were to leave the game, Brown could move over to left side and left guard Zane Beadles could play right tackle. Or Beadles could simply slide into Staley’s spot. Beadles started six games at right tackle for the Broncos in 2010.

Theus was a fifth-round pick by the 49ers in April; He’s played both right and left tackle with the team’s reserve units since the offseason.

Meanwhile, first-round pick Joshua Garnett is active for the first time this season. So is defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey, who is playing in his first contest since suffering an ACL tear Nov. 22. Dorsey likely will be on a pitch count today.

Garnett and Marcus Martin will serve as the team’s backup offensive linemen.

Nickel cornerback Chris Davis also is active after dealing with a hamstring strain last week.

49ers inactives

OT Anthony Davis

QB Christian Ponder

OT John Theus

DL Taylor Hart

RB DuJuan Harris

S Antonio Cromartie

DE Tony Jerod-Eddie

Panthers inactives

QB Joe Webb

WR Damiere Byrd

CB Teddy Williams

RB Cameron Artis-Payne

LB Jared Norris

OL Tyler Larsen

DT Paul Soliai

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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