Guard Zane Beadles filled in at right tackle for an injured Trent Brown this past Sunday against the Houston Texans. He allowed a sack and six quarterback hurries, according to Pro Football Focus. Brown, who has missed two of the past three games for the 49ers with a shoulder injury, did not practice for the second-straight day this week.

What does that mean for the 49ers offensive line? It is likely you will see Beadles anchoring the offensive line on the other side of Joe Staley against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday ... and possibly beyond. Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group believes it's possible Brown heads to injured reserve.


Of course, only three games are remaining this season, but when you are trying to protect your quarterback of the future in Jimmy Garoppolo, it helps to have one of your offensive line's best players out there.

In his first 49ers start, a game which Brown played, Garoppolo was under pressure on just nine of his 40 dropbacks (23%) against the Chicago Bears, per Pro Football Focus. Against the Texans, a game which Brown was inactive, Garoppolo was under pressure on 16 of his 36 dropbacks (44%).

Below are the official Thursday practice participation reports for both the 49ers and Titans, as provided by the 49ers Communications department.

San Francisco 49ers Thursday Practice


Did Not Participate In Practice
T Trent Brown (shoulder), DT DeForest Buckner (not injury related), DT Earl Mitchell (not injury related)

Limited Participation in Practice
TE Garrett Celek (knee), S Adrian Colbert (thumb, thigh), CB Greg Mabin (calf), WR Louis Murphy (illness), LB Mark Nzeocha (hamstring), S Eric Reid (knee, rib), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (knee)

Full Participation in Practice
DE Elvis Dumervil (not injury related), TE George Kittle (ankle), T Joe Staley (not injury related)

Tennessee Titans Thursday Practice


Did Not Participate In Practice
S Johnathan Cyprien (back), TE Phillip Supernaw (ankle)

Limited Participation in Practice
LB Derrick Morgan (knee)

Full Participation in Practice
T Taylor Lewan (back), QB Marcus Mariota (knee)