Niners won't face Rivers, Gates tonight

The 49ers will not have to contend with two more San Diego Chargers starters in their exhibition finale Thursday. Quarterback Philip Rivers and tight end Antonio Gates are being held out of the game at Qualcomm Stadium.

Already being held out of the game is running back LaDainian Tomlinson, the reigning NFL MVP after his record-setting season of 2006.

Niners running back Frank Gore is also expected to not play as he recovers from a broken bone in his right hand, an injury sustained in the early days of training camp. The 49ers are 1-2 in the preseason and the Chargers are 2-1.

The season opener for the Niners comes on “Monday Night Football” on Sept. 10 against the Arizona Cardinals at Monster Park.

NFLSan Francisco 49erssports

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

New audio of couple calling police on SF man bolsters racial bias claims, supe says

Pacific Heights incident spurred CAREN Act to outlaw discriminatory reports to police

SFUSD students may start the school year at home

Staff report recommends starting with distance learning in the fall, transitioning to hybrid model

Universities fight new immigration restrictions on international students in court

Local colleges are scrambling to keep international students in the country as… Continue reading

SF library plans to reopen with pickup and drop-off services

Since March, all 28 library locations in San Francisco have been closed… Continue reading

California releasing most prison inmates 12 weeks early to clear space amid coronavirus

California prisons will release inmates as early as 12 weeks ahead of… Continue reading

Most Read