The San Francisco 49ers have been doing just fine, as evidenced by their 2-0 record, but they've regressed in one area in comparison to last year: the field position battle. That's likely due to Ted Ginn Jr., the team's primary kick returner, being injured for both games. Ginn hadn't seen the practice field until this week, and practiced in a limited fashion all three days. On Friday, the 49ers officially listed him as questionable.
If Ginn returns, he'd likely take over either punt or kickoff returns, if the 49ers are trying to limit his snaps to take things easy on his right ankle, which he sprained on Aug. 26. Or, he could be good to go and he takes over both roles (putting Kyle Williams and Kendall Hunter on the sidelines). Either way, given that there's a chance he could play, it likely means he's really good to go for next week.
Along with Ginn, running back Brandon Jacobs was listed as questionable. It's much more unlikely he plays on Sunday though, as he has not practiced at all this week since sustaining a left knee sprain on Aug. 18. Jacobs was touted as the team's short yardage running back, but Frank Gore is doing fine on his own, so his absence isn't as big as Ginn's.
Punter Andy Lee was listed as probable with a hand injury. He handled punts in Week 2 despite the injury, but third string quarterback Scott Tolzien was activated to handle holding duties on field goal attempts, and that could be the case again in Week 3.
Questionable: WR Ted Ginn (ankle), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee)
Probable: P Andy Lee (hand)
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