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Snap Count: Beadles' Versatility Tested Again

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    ATLANTA – One week after seeing his first NFL action at left tackle, 49ers offensive lineman Zane Beadles lined up in a position he had never before played.

    With only a few practice snaps on the side during the course of the week, Beadles was pressed into action to play 13 snaps Sunday at center in the 49ers’ 41-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The 49ers (1-13) were losers for the 13th consecutive time to extend their own franchise-worst record.

    Beadles the second start of his NFL career at left tackle in place of Joe Staley, who has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury. Beadles started the first 11 games of the season at left guard.

    “It’s been an interesting couple of weeks,” said Beadles, a seven-year NFL veteran. “That’s something I pride myself on, being able to play multiple positions.”

    Beadles got the call to play center ahead of rookie Alex Balducci after Marcus Martin was sidelined with an ankle injury in the second half. Rookie John Theus played 13 snaps at left tackle in his NFL debut.

    "For Zane to be able to play three different positions on this offensive line and play at a very high level really speaks to his ability as a player," 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said. "Theus coming in, stepping up and holding his own, as well, I think we have players that can step in. We just have to put it all together to get a win."

    Twenty-two different 49ers players saw action on defense. The 49ers were especially thin at inside linebacker, where starter Gerald Hodges was benched due to a violation of team rules.

    After starter Nick Bellore went down with an elbow injury on the third play of the game, the 49ers used defensive backs Antoine Bethea and Vinnie Sunseri, and outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks, at the inside linebacker position.

    Here’s a look at the complete playing time of every 49ers player on offensive, defensive and special teams:

    Offense
    55 -- QB Colin Kaepernick, LT/C Zane Beadles, LG Andrew Tiller, RG Joshua Garnett, RT Trent Brown
    52 -- WR Jeremy Kerley
    46 -- WR Chris Harper
    42 -- C Marcus Martin
    34 -- WR Aaron Burbridge, RB Carlos Hyde
    29 -- TE Garrett Celek
    27 -- TE Je’Ron Hamm
    21 -- RB Shaun Draughn
    13 -- LT John Theus
    10 -- WR Quinton Patton
    2 -- TE Blake Bell

    Defense
    68 -- LB Michael Wilhoite, DB Antoine Bethea
    67 -- DB Jaquiski Tartt
    65 -- DL DeForest Buckner
    62 -- LB Ahmad Brooks
    58 -- CB Tramaine Brock
    45 -- CB Rashard Robinson
    42 -- LB Eli Harold
    39 -- DL Chris Jones
    27 -- LB Aaron Lynch
    25 -- DL Quinton Dial
    24 -- CB Jimmie Ward
    21 -- CB Dontae Johnson, DB Marcus Cromartie
    17 -- CB Keith Reaser
    15 -- DL Mike Purcell
    14 -- LB Tank Carradine
    10 -- DB Vinnie Sunseri, DL Ronald Blair
    7 -- DB JaCorey Shepherd
    3 -- LB Nick Bellore
    1 -- DB Marcus Ball

    Special teams
    22 -- Sunseri
    19 -- Jones
    18 -- Draughn, Ball
    17 -- Hamm, Streater, Wilhoite, Purcell
    16 -- Celek
    13 -- Johnson
    12 -- Bradley Pinion
    11 -- Burbridge, Buckner
    10 -- Shepherd
    9 -- Kyle Nelson, Robinson, Cromartie
    7 -- DuJuan Harris, Lynch, Blair
    6 -- Bell, Harold, Carradine
    4 -- Tartt, Brooks, Ward, Reaser
    2 -- Phil Dawson, Brown, Garnett, Tiller, Kerley, Theus, Brock
    1 -- Bethea, Dorsey, Dial, Bellore

    Did not play
    QB Christian Ponder
    OL Alex Balducci

    Not active
    QB Blaine Gabbert
    RB Mike Davis
    OL Josh Allen
    LB Gerald Hodges
    T Joe Staley
    WR Torrey Smith
    DL Tony Jerod-Eddie