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49ers’ Joe Staley avoiding IR for now as team tries to navigate multiple injuries

The injuries the San Francisco 49ers suffered Sunday in Philadelphia were so numerous that coach Kyle Shanahan began his Monday news conference by running down a list of every injured player and his status.

“He’s been a good vocal presence for James because he went through a lot of those situations last year,” Tate said. “He still watches a lot of the practices. Taking the time to go over the film and giving us feedback shows he is still with us.”

Fisher was hopeful following Francois’ injury that he could be back at some point for spring football. However, Francois said that it is still too early in his rehabilitation to have any ideas about when he might be able to return. Sunday will mark two months since Francois had surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee.

“You walk out of the building certainly not satisfied,” he told Philly.com. “I think the defense is what ended up getting us the win. We are always mindful of how can we execute well. We didn’t do that tonight.”

The 76ers made a bold decision about their future on Tuesday when they passed on picking up center Jahlil Okafor’s fourth-year option. The third overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft has fallen out of favor and has seen action in just one game this season.

The club’s failure to pick up the option worth $6.3 million will make Okafor an unrestricted free agent after the season. Philadelphia has been trying to trade Okafor.

The 76ers announced that they picked up the third-year options of Simmons, Saric and Luwawu-Cabarrot. Philadelphia also picked up the fourth-year option of forward Justin Anderson.

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With Fitzpatrick, Marshall lobbied constantly, which probably explains the inordinate number of targets

“I won’t do that, and I haven’t done that,” he said. “You really can’t do that. … (Petty) has so much going through his head. You don’t want to disrupt that. If you ask for the ball, you’re selfish. It can be disruptive.”

With Fitzpatrick, Marshall lobbied constantly, which probably explains the inordinate number of targets. Fitzpatrick forced balls to Marshall, perhaps to appease him. Petty is simply following the script.

A revolving door: Because of injuries, the Jets have used a league-high 68 players. Remarkable. The biggest impact is felt on special teams, prompting coordinator Brant Boyer to say, “It’s like a yard sale when you put all your stuff out on the grass and you try to mix and match and fit it in.”

Petty struggled in his second start since being named the No. 1 quarterback. He completed 20 of 36 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown, but he threw two interceptions and lost a fumble on a strip sack.

“You obviously want to be one of the top defenses in the league, but our mindset is, ‘Get a stop on third down. Get a stop. Get our offense back on the field in good field position.'”

Washington has battled ankle injuries throughout this season and Zenner suffered a concussion last week against Chicago.

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who suffered a back injury earlier in the week, also is on track to face Washington.

The Panthers ruled defensive end Charles Johnson (hamstring) and offensive tackle Daryl Williams (ankle) out.

Project Petty 2.0: The Jets’ coaches were kind in their public assessment of Bryce Petty’s first start as the No. 1 quarterback. True, he made a couple of plays with his arm and a couple with his legs last week against the San Francisco 49ers, but he also committed an alarming number of mistakes at the line of scrimmage. His failure to recognizes blitzes resulted in unblocked rushers on three of the six sacks. At times, he held the ball too long, freezing up when his No. 1 read was covered. He held it so long on one sack that a three-man rush had time to beat a six-man protection.

“I hope he’ll learn from that experience and, hopefully, he’ll be better this week,” offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said. “That’s what you hope young players do.”

Problem is, the Dolphins are a better defensive team than the 49ers, starting with a seasoned front four that includes Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake. They smell blood. With right tackle Brent Qvale (hamstring) listed as doubtful, the Jets are expected to start rookie Brandon Shell — the fourth man up. His only game experience at the position came last week — all of eight snaps. Look for them to give Shell plenty of help. He’ll need it.

Silent Brandon: In two starts, Petty has attempted only 11 passes to Brandon Marshall, who usually received twice as many targets from Ryan Fitzpatrick. A close review of the San Francisco tape reveals how little Petty actually looked in Marshall’s direction. The bigger upset? Marshall isn’t complaining.