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After falling to the Carolina Panthers in their season opener, the San Francisco 49ers are preparing for their Week 2 road contest against the Seattle Seahawks.

The 49ers have three full practices scheduled for this week before traveling to the Seattle area. Wednesday's practice was their first of the week.

Free safety Jimmie Ward continues to be limited in practice. He was inactive against the Panthers. Ward has been attempting to return from a hamstring injury that forced the 49ers to place him on the physically-unable-to-perform list at the start of training camp. He was activated off of the PUP list back on August 23 and has been trying to get back onto the football field since. He did not play during the preseason.

Last week, Ward was limited during practices as the 49ers prepared for the Panthers. While this week started off no differently, head coach Kyle Shanahan had hoped to get Ward more work as the team prepares for Seattle.

"He's still limited," Shanahan said on Wednesday. "He's going to get more today than he did last week. We're going to continue trying to up his reps. We'll see how that goes today. I expect him to be better this week than he was last week but he's definitely still limited and hope to have him on Sunday."

Two 49ers did not practice on Wednesday. They were linebacker Reuben Foster, who suffered a high-ankle sprain against Carolina and is expected to miss at least a few weeks, and tackle Joe Staley, whose absence was not injury related.

Below are the official Wednesday practice participation reports for the 49ers and Seahawks.

San Francisco 49ers Wednesday Practice


Did Not Participate In Practice
LB Reuben Foster (ankle), T Joe Staley (not injury related)

Limited Participation in Practice
TE George Kittle (hamstring, calf), S Jimmie Ward (hamstring)

Seattle Seahawks Wednesday Practice


Did Not Participate In Practice
LB Terence Garvin (shoulder), CB Richard Sherman (hamstring), LB K.J. Wright (ankle)

Limited Participation in Practice
DB Shaquill Griffin (concussion), LB Michael Wilhoite (calf)

Full Participation in Practice
S Delano Hill (shoulder), RB Thomas Rawls (ankle)