Injured Dockett latest concern for Niners

The 49ers received more bad news Monday, but it didn’t involve
their beleaguered offense for a change.

Defensive lineman Darnell Dockett suffered a broken rib in the loss in Denver last weekend. The veteran was expected to be ready for the regular-season opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 14.

Dockett posted a photo of himself on social media that appeared to show him receiving treatment on his right side. “Cracked rib,” he added with an expletive thrown in for good measure.

Dockett is unlikely to play in the final preseason finale versus the San Diego Chargers at Levi’s Stadium on Thursday night.

Ahmad Brooks was not to expected to practice this week, as coach Jim Tomsula said the organization would take a “day-to-day” approach with the linebacker in wake of his recent misdemeanor sexual battery charge.

Placekicker Corey Acosta, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, cornerback Mylan Hicks, tackle Sean Hooey linebacker Shawn Lemon, fullback Trey Millard, defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye and wide receivers Mario Hull and wide receivers Chuck Jacobs and Nigel King were cut from the squad.

Center Daniel Kilgore was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List and wide receiver DeAndre Smelter on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List. Wide receiver Dres Anderson and linebacker Desmond Bishop were put on the Injured Reserve List.

The roster currently stands at 75 and must be trimmed to 53 by 1 p.m. Saturday.

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