The Day After; San Francisco

News and notes on the San Francisco 49ers.

--CB Rashad Holman, the team's nickel back, is expected to return to practice this week and be available for Sunday's game against the Browns. Holman, who sustained a groin strain in the season-opening game, was originally expected to be out of action three weeks.
   --QB Jeff Garcia received medical clearance to return to the game after sustaining a mild concussion in the first quarter after being hit by Leonard Little after he handed off on a running play. Garcia is not expected to miss any playing time. In the second half, he even caught a 6-yard pass from Cedrick Wilson on a designed play.
   --WR Terrell Owens sat out two series after sustaining a concussion and right shoulder stinger on a hit from Rams FS Aeneas Williams. Owens was quiet for most of the game until scoring on a 13-yard reception on a fourth-down play late in regulation.
   --LB Julian Peterson had a fantastic all-around game. He was credited with nine tackles, including two sacks and two forced fumbles. He also recovered one of his forced fumbles.
   --FB Fred Beasley played about half the offensive snaps. Beasley is being used almost exclusively in two-back sets. He has not been used much in the role as an H-back. Beasley did not catch any passes and carried just two times for no yards.
   --LT Derrick Deese is not a sure bet to return to action this week from a right ankle sprain, as the 49ers play at home against the Browns. Despite assurances all week from coach Dennis Erickson that Deese would be ready to play against the Rams, he was replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Kwame Harris.
   --RT Scott Gragg is expected to return to the starting lineup, as his left ankle injury is getting better. Gragg was used for three snaps Sunday against the Rams as an emergency fill-in.
   --LG Eric Heitmann is expected to miss two or three more games with a high right ankle sprain.
   --OL Kyle Kosier, who started the first two games of the regular season at right tackle in place of Scott Gragg, might be shifted to left guard to take over for Eric Heitmann this week.

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