TAMPA BAY, Fla. — The San Francisco 49ers will be without their two top wideouts in Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Pierre Garcon (knee) and Marquise Goodwin (personal reasons) will miss Sunday’s contest. Kendrick Bourne will make his third-career start in place of Garçon and rookie receiver Dante Pettis will start in place of Goodwin.
Another notable inactive is veteran running back Alfred Morris. The 49ers recently promoted practice squad running backs Matt Dayes and Jeff Wilson, who will be the ones to spell Matt Breida.
San Francisco’s seventh round pick Jullian Taylor will make his NFL debut against the Buccaneers. Malcolm Smith will start at WILL linebacker in place of Reuben Foster.
Here’s the complete list of the 49ers inactives ahead of Week 12:
- WR Marquise Goodwin
- WR Pierre Garçon
- RB Alfred Morris
- LB Reuben Foster
- OL Joshua Garnett
- OL Shon Coleman
- DL D.J. Jones
As for the Buccaneers, they will be without defensive starters Lavonte David, Justin Evans and M.J. Stewart. However, defensive end Vinny Curry (ankle) will make his return after missing four of Tampa Bay’s last five games.