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The San Francisco 49ers got their first chance to see defensive tackle Kentavius Street on the practice field on Wednesday.The 49ers selected Street with a fourth round draft pick in May despite Street sustaining a torn right ACL during a pre-draft workout with the New York Giants.Street began the season on the non-football injury list as he continued to rehab his injured knee which was surgically repaired in April. He can practice for up to three weeks and could , theoretically, be activated any time over that span. However, with the 49ers 3-10 and the team far outside the postseason hunt, there’s zero reason to play him until he’s fully recovered heading into next season.“He won鈥檛 be playing in the games, but we can have him out on the practice field soon,” head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday.Street played defensive end at North Carolina State, but the 49ers plan to initially start him out inside at tackle.鈥淲e鈥檙e going to put him inside,” Shanahan said Wednesday. “He鈥檒l play a little inside probably in pass-rush situations and we can put him at big end, too. He鈥檒l be running the card team (scout team) so he鈥檚 not playing our defense. So Joe Montana Jersey White , we鈥檙e going to put him at all of those D-Line spots.鈥漇treet had 38 tackles with 6.5 for loss, 3.5 sacks, three pass break-ups, and two fumble recoveries during his senior season at NC State. The San Francisco 49ers had an opportunity that has been non-existent this season. In crushing the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football, they actually got to rest some players. Joe Staley and Weston Richburg each sat out the final two drives. It was ten snaps of rest, and while not a huge deal, it’s something we have not seen.You can check out the full snap count below, or read the gamebook PDF.The most interesting part of the snap count in my mind was the absence of Trent Taylor, who was inactive. He has been dealing with a back injury , but did not appear on the Week 9 injury report. On Friday, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Richie James, “did a few more things for us on special teams.”This begged the follow-up as to Taylor’s heath.It’s been a rough year for Taylor. He has been trying to recover from the back injury, and it’s been an uphill process. There are still seven games left, but I’m wondering if we’ll see any kind of improvement before next season.We also did not see much of Dante Pettis, who played 11 snaps — 10 outside and one in the slot. Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Gar莽on led the way with 40 and 37 snaps, respectively. Richie James played 23 snaps, 15 of which came from the slot. Kendrick Bourne played 12 snaps, split evenly inside and outside. Given that this game was a blowout , I‘m surprised we didn’t see more of Pettis and Bourne. At this point, as Danny Tuccitto has repeatedly noted, Bourne serves as a replacement for Gar莽on, while Pettis is a replacement for Goodwin. As long as both Gar莽on and Goodwin are healthy, Bourne and Pettis will be on the outside looking in for work.49ers snap count vs. Raiders, Week 9PlayerOffenseDefenseSTPlayerOffenseDefenseST