FOOTBALL

Safety Ji’Ayir Brown out, guard Aaron Banks questionable for 49ers vs Commanders

Dec 29, 2023, 2:00 PM

Ji'Ayir Brown #27 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a win over the Philadelphia Eagles at...

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - DECEMBER 03: Ji'Ayir Brown #27 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a win over the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 03, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Rookie safety Ji’Ayir Brown is one of 10 players listed by the 49ers as either out or questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Washington Commanders.

Already confirmed out are Arik Armstead (foot and knee), Jauan Jennings (concussion), Ji’Ayir Brown (knee), Jaylon Moore (concussion), and Ross Dwelley (ankle). Listed as questionable include: Aaron Banks (toe), Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (illness), Danny Gray (shoulder), Jordan Mason (illness), and Ambry Thomas (knee and hand).

Talking to reporters Friday, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expressed optimism that Brown could return in Week 18 against the Los Angeles Rams.

“He [Brown] was fine to go this week, so that means he has a chance next week,” Shanahan said.

The coach went on to add that Jennings has had some positive days while in the concussion protocol and he’s “going in the right direction.”

READ MORE FROM SACTOWN SPORTS:

A positive from Friday’s injury report was the absence of left tackle Trent Williams, who briefly sat out of Monday’s win with a groin injury. He was limited in practice this week with no injury designation heading into Sunday.

Upcoming schedule for Ji’Ayir Brown and the San Francisco 49ers

  • Sunday, Dec. 31st @ Washington Commanders – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • Sunday, Jan. 7th vs. Los Angeles Rams – TBD
  • NFL Playoffs (TBD)

Thank you for reading SactownSports.com. Follow us on Twitter and Google News, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Newsletter

Football

Deebo Samuel #19, Brandon Aiyuk #11 and Jauan Jennings #15 of the San Francisco 49ers in the locker...

Amiliano Fragoso

Brandon Aiyuk sparks trade rumors after not reporting to 49ers offseason program

The Brandon Aiyuk saga has had its' ups and downs this offseason. Now less than a week out from the draft, no end date is in sight.

5 hours ago

Caleb Williams #13 of the USC Trojans drops back and looks to throw a pass during the first half of...

Amiliano Fragoso

2024 NFL Mock Draft: Who’s the first non-quarterback drafted?

The 2024 NFL Draft is about a week away, so naturally, it's time to mock it out! Here's our 2024 Mock Draft for the entire first round.

1 day ago

Trent Taylor #81 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after a first down against the Denver Broncos du...

Amiliano Fragoso

Reunion: 49ers sign WR/PR Trent Taylor to one-year deal

The 49ers have signed WR/PR Trent Taylor to a one-year deal Tuesday, bringing him back to The Bay after three years apart.

3 days ago

Aidan O'Connell #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders is greeted by teammates during player introductions pri...

Joseph Jarosz

Raiders quarterback Aidan O’Connell on what he learned in his rookie year

Aidan O'Connell, the lone quarterback holdover from last season for the Raiders, reflects on his rookie season and what year two will bring.

3 days ago

Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after a 42-10 victory against the Dallas Cowboys ...

Amiliano Fragoso

49ers Brock Purdy shoots down critics on The Pat McAfee Show

Brock Purdy made an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show Tuesday, having to address the haters one more time entering Year 3.

3 days ago

Wide receiver Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders looks on as the United States national ant...

Field Level Media

Raiders WR Davante Adams: No desire to be traded

Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams wants to be in Las Vegas, and insists he'd be gone by now if he had any desire to be traded.

4 days ago

Safety Ji’Ayir Brown out, guard Aaron Banks questionable for 49ers vs Commanders