DENVER -- Outside linebacker Aldon Smith, inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman and tight end Delanie Walker each went through pregame warmups but each was held out of the 49ers' exhibition game Sunday against the Denver Broncos.Smith (right hip), Bowman (left knee) and Walker (right knee) have been nursing minor injuries.The 49ers' first-team defense had a difficult time against Peyton Manning, as they were pursuing the Broncos offense down the field in the first quarter. Manning completed 10 of 12 passes for 122 yards with touchdown passes to Eric Decker of 10 and 5 yards. Manning played exclusively against the 49ers' first-team defense.
Caleb Hanie replaced Manning in the second quarter. Cornerback Perrish Cox, who played 2010 for the Broncos intercepted Hanie on his first possession.Alex Smith completed 5 of 7 passes for 69 yards. The offense looked out of sync throughout. The only good play was Smith's 44-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis, which came immediately following a failed onside kick.Colin Kaepernick played just the final snap of the first half. The Broncos led 24-10 at halftime.The only injury of the first half came in the second quarter when outside linebacker Eric Bakhtiari left the game with a head injury. He left the field under his own power.
QB: Alex Smith 16, Colin Kaepernick 1
RB: Frank Gore 9, Bruce Miller, 7, Anthony Dixon 4, Kendall Hunter 5, Rock Cartwright 1.
WR: Michael Crabtree 9, Randy Moss 10, Kyle Williams 5, Ted Ginn 6, A.J. Jenkins 1, Brett Swain 1.
TE: Vernon Davis 14, Konrad Reuland 5, Demarcus Dobbs 4, Leonard Davis 2, Will Tukuafu 2.
LT: Joe Staley 17
LG: Mike Iupati 17
C: Jonathan Goodwin 17
RG: Alex Boone 17
RT: Anthony Davis 17First defense
LE: Ray McDonald
NT: Isaac Sopoaga
RE: Justin Smith
LOLB: Ahmad Brooks
ILB: Larry Grant
ILB: Patrick Willis
ROLB: Parys Haralson
LCB: Carlos Rogers
RCB: Tarell Brown
SS: Donte Whitner
FS: Dashon Goldson
Third corner: Tramaine BrockSecond defense
LE: Will Tukuafu, Tony Jerod-Eddie
NT: Ian Williams
RE: Rick Jean Francois, Demarcus Dobbs
LOLB: Eric Bakhtiari. Ikaika Alama-Francis replaced Bakhtiari, who sustained head injury.
ILB: Larry Grant
ILB: Michael Wilhoite
ROLB: Parys Haralson, Kenny Rowe
LCB: Perrish Cox
RCB: Tramaine Brock
SS: C.J. Spillman
FS: Trenton Robinson
Nickel back: Michael Thomas
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