San Francisco 49ers

49ers pre-game: Vernon Davis won’t play, Shareece Wright inactive again

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) will miss Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) will miss Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. AP

SANTA CLARA -- Tight end Vernon Davis will not be in uniform for today’s game after missing practice last week with a knee injury. The 49ers, however, will have a boost of speed on offense as both running back Reggie Bush and receiver Bruce Ellington are active for the game.

Davis said he hurt his knee on a blocking play last week against the Cardinals and was listed as doubtful on the weekly injury report. He warmed up with teammates during the run-up to today’s game but did not take part in any practices. The tight end-heavy 49ers will go with Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek and Blake Bell in Davis’ absence.

Meanwhile, cornerback Shareece Wright, who complained about his lack of playing time and who has asked for a trade, is inactive for the fourth straight week. Tramaine Brock and Kenneth Acker will start at cornerback; Jimmie Ward is expected to see a lot of snaps against the Packers’ multiple-wide receiver formations.

As in Week 1, a pair of rookies -- Mike Davis and DeAndrew White -- are inactive. That means Bush and Jarryd Hayne will back up starter Carlos Hyde at tailback. Hayne is expected to return punts, Ellington likely will handle kick returns.

The Packers, meanwhile, are missing receiver Davante Adams, safety Morgan Burnett and tackle Bryan Bulaga. They will be replaced in the starting lineup by James Jones, Micah Hyde and Don Barclay respectively.

49ers inactives

TE Vernon Davis

WR DeAndrew White

RB Mike Davis

CB Shareece Wright

G Ian Silberman

G Brandon Thomas

NT Mike Purcell

Packers inactives

QB Brett Hundley

WR Davante Adams

CB Demetri Goodson

S Morgan Burnett

LB Jake Ryan

G Lane Taylor

T Bryan Bulaga

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