|Staley to Start, Iupati Out Against Seahawks|
by Chris Biderman of NinersDigest.com, December 8, 2013 at 3:13 pm ET
Joe Staley Profile
As expected, San Francisco's Pro-Bowl left tackle Joe Staley will start against the Seattle Seahawks after leaving last week's game during the first series with a right MCL sprain.
Staley was back at practice this week and looked spry following the injury, which turned out to be far less severe than originally anticipated.
But not all the news is good for the 49ers. Left guard Mike Iupati will miss his third-straight start after spraining his left knee in New Orleans against the Saints. Adam Snyder will start again against Seattle's vaunted defensive front.
Tarell Brown will also miss his third-straight game after suffering a chest/rib injury against the Saints. Tramaine Brock will continue to fill Brown's role while Eric Wright continues to come off the bench in nickel situations.
Despite returning to practice this week after suffering a hamstring strain Nov. 10, Garrett Celek will miss his fourth-straight game. Derek Carrier will continue to fill in as the No. 3 tight end.
Along with Percy Harvin and Brandon Browner, the Seahawks will be without starting left guard Paul McQuistan. James Carpenter will take his place.
WR Quinton Patton
CB Tarell Brown
DL Quinton Dial
OL Mike Iupati
WR Jon Baldwin
TE Garrett Celek
DL Tank Carradine
OL Michael Bowie
CB Brandon Browner
WR Percy Harvin
OL Caylin Hauptmann
DL Jordan Hill
DL Benson Mayowa
RB Christine Michael