49ers pregame: Bosa, Ford debuting; Bucs flu-stricken stars OK

Nick Bosa, Dee Ford and Kwon Alexander will debut on the 49ers defense today in the opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

San Francisco 49ers’ Nick Bosa adjusts his helmet at the team’s NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

TAMPA, Fla. — Defensive ends Nick Bosa and Dee Ford indeed will suit up for their 49ers debuts here today, a month after they went down in training camp with ankle and knee injuries, respectively.

Bosa, this year’s No. 2 overall draft pick, had been listed as questionable, as were center Weston Richburg and cornerbacks K’Waun Williams and Jason Verrett, with only the latter not playing.

Wide receiver Mike Evans and linebacker Devin White will play for the Buccaneers despite falling ill in recent days.

None of the 49ers’ seven inactivates are surprising, as they are:

Verrett (ankle)

Wide receiver Trent Taylor (foot)

Wide receiver Jalen Hurd (back)

Defensive back Jimmie Ward (finger)

Quarterback C.J. Beathard

Offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill

Tight end Kaden Smith

Out for the Bucs are:

Guard Zack Bailey

Safety Justin Evans

Quarterback Blaine Gabbert

Linebacker Demone Harris

Offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins

Tight end Tanner Hudson

Wide receiver Scotty Miller


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