SEATTLE — Although left guard Aaron Banks returns today from a two-game hiatus, the 49ers will be without right guard Spencer Burford for the first time this season.
Both guards were listed as questionable by the 49ers (7-3) for this annual visit to the Seahawks (6-4). Burford did not practice this week because of a knee injury after Sunday’s 27-14 win over the Bucs. Banks, who’s battled a hyperextended toe, returned to practice in limited fashion Tuesday.
Jon Feliciano, who started in Banks’ place the past two wins, figures to start in Burford’s spot on the right side. Earlier Thursday, the 49ers elevated guard Jesse Davis and center Corey Luciano off the practice squad.
Also out for the 49ers: running back Ty Davis-Price, linebacker Jalen Graham, defensive tackle Kalia Davis, tight end Brayden Willis, offensive lineman Ben Bartch and emergency No. 3 quarterback Brandon Allen.
Cornerback Sam Womack got activated off the 49ers’ Injured Reserve list today, making his special-teams prowess available for their 5:20 p.m. kickoff at the Seahawks.
Womack has been out since the season opener with a knee injury. In a corresponding roster move, the 49ers waived cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles, who sustained a shoulder injury in Sunday’s 27-14 win over the Tampa Bay Bucs.
A fifth-round draft pick last year, Womack is a defensive option off the bench, including at nickel back, but he’s especially excelled on their special teams units.
#49ers pregame roster moves:
Activated off IR: Samuel Womack III
CB Shemar Jean-Charles
Elevated from practice squad:
OL Jesse Davis
OL Corey Luciano pic.twitter.com/BP5TqJwjKL
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) November 23, 2023
INJURED RESERVE WATCH
Womack’s activation comes after fellow cornerback Darrell Luter Jr’s Saturday off the physically unable to perform list. Both players had their three-week evaluation window open Nov. 6, as was the case with rookie defensive end Robert Beal Jr., who was downgraded today to out; the 49ers have a couple of more days before determining if Beal will join Womack as one of their eight-alloted spots for short-term IR candidates.
Also under consideration for that short-term IR category is wide receiver Danny Gray, who’s recovered from a preseason shoulder injury.
Quarterback Geno Smith will play despite Sunday’s triceps/elbow injury for the Seahawks, who deactivated running back Kenneth Walker III, linebacker Frank Clar, Offensive tackle Raiqwon O’Neal, wide receiver Dareke Young, and nose tackle Cameron Young.
Kicker Jake Moody (24) and defensive end Randy Gregory (31) are celebrating their birthdays today. Moody came out later than usual for warmups, just over 1 1/2 hours before kickoff.
Temperatures were expected to drop into the low 40s, but when it was 46 degrees in pregame warmups, defensive end Clelin Ferrell loosened up without a shirt.