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49ers pregame: Ahkello Witherspoon active vs. Colts but leaves game

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon goes through drills during the NFL team's football training camp Friday, July 28, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif.
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon goes through drills during the NFL team's football training camp Friday, July 28, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. AP

UPDATE: Ahkello Witherspoon got into the game early, substiting for cornerback Dontae Johnson on the 49ers’ second defensive series and for Rashard Robinson on the third. However, he was being checked for a concussion after making a tackle -- and being blocked from behind -- on the third drive.

Rookie Ahkello Witherspoon and Pita Taumoepenu are active for the first time this season as the 49ers prepare to play the Colts.

Witherspoon, a third-round pick in April, likely will be used on special teams because fellow rookie Adrian Colbert is out with a hamstring. He also will be the top backup at outside cornerback behind starters Rashard Robinson and Dontae Johnson.

Taumoepenu is active because Dekoda Watson is out with a groin injury. He will be a backup at both strong-side linebacker and defensive end.

Meanwhile, receiver Marquise Goodwin will start despite suffering a concussion Sunday, his fourth in the last 14 months. Goodwin was listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

49ers inactives

LB Reuben Foster

S Eric Reid

S Adrian Colbert

OLB Dekoda Watson

G/C Erik Magnuson

LB Mark Nzeocha

WR Kendrick Bourne

Colts inactives

QB Andrew Luck

TE Jack Doyle

CB Nate Hairston

RB Matt Jones

CB Quincy Wilson

WR Chester Rogers

G Kyle Kalis

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

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