The 49ers place T Trent Brown on injured reserve
- San Francisco 49ers’ offensive tackle Trent Brown has opted to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, according a report from NBC Sports Bay Area. Brown, the team’s starting right tackle, has now been placed on injured reserve and will miss the last two games of the season after missing their win over the Titans.
- Brown has performed well this season, and through 13 games, the third-year tackle earned a PFF overall grade of 79.3, both the highest grade of his career to date and ranked 19th among 81 qualifying players at the position this year.
- Brown’s performance in pass protection was a big reason for his success this year. He only allowed one sack, six hits and nine hurries on his 415 pass-blocking snaps, for a pass-blocking efficiency of 97.0, good for eighth among 80 tackles with at least 145 snaps in pass protection. His pass-blocking grade of 84.7 also ranks eighth among the same group.
- With Brown out, the ‘Niners will continue to use veteran guard Zane Beadles to fill the hole at the right side of the line. Beadles filled in for Brown during the team’s Week 14 contest against the Houston Texans, but struggled for the most part, and allowed two hits and six hurries on his 35 pass-blocking snaps, for a poor pass-blocking efficiency of 82.9, ranked dead last among tackles with at least 20 pass-blocking snaps in Week 14.