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November 23, 2013
Tarell Brown, Mike Iupati ruled out for Redskins game


Starters Mike Iupati and Tarell Brown have been ruled out for the 49ers' Monday night game against the Redskins. Nine-year veteran Adam Snyder is expected to fill in at left guard for Iupati, an All-Pro in 2012 who suffered a sprained MCL Sunday against the Saints and who could miss multiple games. Brown, meanwhile, is dealing with bruised ribs. He'll be replaced at right cornerback by Tramaine Brock, who signed a four-year, $16 million extension on Friday.

Like Brown and Iupati, starting left defensive end Ray McDonald did not practice at all this week as he recovered from a high-ankle sprain suffered Nov. 10. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Friday said McDonald was "much improved" but "iffy" for Monday's game. McDonald is listed as questionable on the team's injury report as is third tight end Garrett Celek, who is dealing with a hamstring injury. Tony Jerod-Eddie will fill in for McDonald if he can't play; Derek Carrier would serve as the third tight end for Celek.

Receiver Mario Manningham also is listed as questionable and has been "limited" in practice this week. The receiver is coming back from multiple knee ligament tears suffered in December. Manningham, however, also was questionable last week and ended up playing 27 snaps.

Out: CB Tarell Brown (ribs), G Mike Iupati (knee), WR Quinton Patton (foot)
Questionable: TE Garrett Celek (hamstring), WR Mario Manningham (knee), DT Ray McDonald
Probable: DT Quinton Dial (ankle), RB Frank Gore (ankle), QB Colin Kaepernick (back), LB Dan Skuta (foot), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)

Out: TE Jordan Reed (concussion)
Questionable: DE Stephen Bowen (knee), S Jose Gumbs (ankle), RB Darrel Young (hamstring)
Probable: CB E.J. Biggers (knee), CB Josh Wilson (toe)

-- 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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