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October 20, 2013
Dorsey will start against Titans; LaMichael James not in uniform


Both veteran nose tackle Glenn Dorsey and rookie Quinton Dial will be in uniform for today's game against the Titans. Running back LaMichael James and receiver Marlon Moore are among the inactives.

Dorsey injured his hamstring last week against Arizona and he practiced sparingly during the week. When the team activated Dial, who only began practicing on Tuesday, is seemed to signal that Dorsey would not play today. In fact, he will start the game at nose tackle with Tony Jerod-Eddie and Dial supplying backup at the position.

James, meanwhile, is inactive for the second straight week. On Monday Jim Harbaugh insisted that the second-year running back had a big role on the team and that against some opponents, the 49ers will have three tailbacks and against others they will have four. Against the Titans, they will have three: Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon.

With both Moore and Nashville native Quinton Patton (foot) inactive, the 49ers will have four active wide receivers: Anquan Boldin, Kyle Williams, Jon Baldwin and Kassim Osgood. For the Titans, Lavar Edwards will start at defensive end in place of Derrick Morgan. Brian Schwenke will start at center for Rob Turner.

49ers inactives:
QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson
WR Quinton Patton
WR Marlon Moore
RB L James
CB Nnamdi Asomugha
LB Jermaine Cunningham
G. Joe Looney

Titans inactives:
QB Rusty Smith,
LB Zaviar Gooden,
LB Moise Fokou
LB Patrick Bailey
C Rob Turner
T Byron Stingily
DE Derrick Morgan

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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