CHICAGO - Daniel Kilgore will be in uniform Sunday against the Bears and could make his season debut after getting activated to the 53-man roster Saturday following extensive rehab for his fractured lower leg suffered last season that required two surgeries.
The 49ers said Kilgore isn't likely to start, indicating he might rotate in, the similar way Andrew Tiller did at right guard with Jordan Devey, who shared snaps for four weeks before Tiller took over the full-time job two weeks ago following the bye week in Seattle.
Otherwise, there are no surprises among the inactives. Receiver Jerome Simpson is inactive for the second time in the last three weeks after serving his six-game suspension to start the season. Additionally, undrafted rookie receiver DeAndrew White will not play, bringing into question who would replace Bruce Ellington as return man should he suffer an injury. It's likely Quinton Patton would be up for that role.
Carlos Hyde and Garrett Celek were ruled out Friday and did not make the trip. The team has kept Hyde on the roster despite the stress fracture in his left foot causing him to miss his fifth-straight game. Instead of placing Hyde on injured reserve to activate Kilgore, the 49ers waived inside linebacker Shayne Skov.
With Skov gone, newcomer Ray Ray Armstrong will be in uniform for the first time as a 49ers against the Bears. For Chicago, former Pro-Bowl safety Antrel Rolle will not play while dealing with a high-ankle sprain.