49ers snap count vs. Chargers: Asante Cleveland, Glenn Winston take step forward

David Fucillo
SB Nation

We've got your latest 49ers snap count following their 21-7 win over the San Diego Chargers. A few players further down the depth chart got more work on Sunday.

The San Francisco 49ers 21-7 victory over the San Diego Chargers told us more about the backups than it did about a lot of the starters. The snap count is now available for the game, and there are some interesting tidbits to take from it. The full snap count is listed below.

The 49ers offense got a decent amount of work for their starting offensive line. Joe Staley and Jonathan Martin led the way with 38 snaps, as Blaine Gabbert got an opportunity to get some decent protection. Gabbert's woes earlier in the preseason were not just about protection, but having higher quality offensive linemen certainly helped.

Tight end Asante Cleveland and running back Glenn Winston were big winners in terms of getting more work. Derek Carrier is working through something and did not play on Sunday. This resulted in Asante Cleveland assuming the No. 3 tight end role. He got 24 offensive snaps, while Kevin Greene got 11. I am very curious to see how the 49ers use Cleveland and Greene this Thursday, but my guess is Cleveland remains ahead of him. Cleveland remains a long shot to make the 49ers roster, but he might have earned himself a practice squad spot.

Glenn Winston got 12 offensive snaps and 2 special teams snaps in his second game with the team. The previous week he had no offensive snaps, and 2 special teams snaps. Alfonso Smith got 22 snaps at running back, but Winston did a lot more with his work. Winston rushed eight times for 58 yards and a touchdown, while Smith rushed four times for three yards. It remains to be seen if either will earn a roster spot, but at the very least, Winston would seem to be a strong candidate to earn a practice squad spot.

And that's where it gets interesting, because Jewel Hampton got zero offensive snaps and four special teams snaps. Hampton spent last season on the practice squad. This year, he has had some moments, but has not been overly impressive. Maybe the 49ers infuse some new running back blood on the practice squad.

Cult favorite Lawrence Okoye got 9 defensive snaps, and no special teams snaps. While some still think he will make the roster, I just don't see it. He has a shot at a practice squad spot, but there is just no room on a roster this deep.

Player

Offense

Defense

ST

Joe Staley

38

2

Jonathan Martin

38

2

Ryan Seymour

37

1

Carter Bykowski

37

1

Dillon Farrell

37

1

Marcus Martin

36

2

Al Netter

36

1

Mike Iupati

34

2

Quinton Patton

31

3

Vance McDonald

29

4

Bruce Ellington

29

3

Joe Looney

28

2

Daniel Kilgore

27

2

Asante Cleveland

24

3

LaMichael James

23

5

Colin Kaepernick

23

Vernon Davis

23

Alfonso Smith

22

7

Anquan Boldin

22

Josh Johnson

22

Blaine Gabbert

21

David Reed

20

Michael Crabtree

19

Michael Philipp

17

1

Lance Lewis

17

Stevie Johnson

17

Carlos Hyde

16

7

Adam Snyder

15

2

Kyle Nelson

13

5

Bruce Miller

13

2

Kassim Osgood

12

11

Devon Wylie

12

2

Glenn Winston

12

2

Kevin Greene

11

2

McLeod Bethel-Thompson

9

Will Tukuafu

2

Frank Gore

2

L'Damian Washington

1

C.J. Spillman

41

10

Jimmie Ward

40

9

Chris Borland

32

13

Aaron Lynch

32

7

Darryl Morris

30

10

Quinton Dial

28

1

Craig Dahl

26

4

Michael Wilhoite

26

3

Tank Carradine

26

1

Corey Lemonier

24

13

Chris Cook

21

6

Dontae Johnson

20

12

Chase Thomas

19

15

Kenneth Acker

19

9

D.J. Campbell

19

8

Shayne Skov

19

8

Eric Reid

19

2

Aldon Smith

19

1

Ahmad Brooks

19

1

Patrick Willis

19

1

Ray McDonald

18

Tramaine Brock

18

Chris Culliver

18

Nick Moody

17

11

Tony Jerod-Eddie

17

2

Justin Smith

17

Perrish Cox

16

3

Demarcus Dobbs

14

8

Kion Wilson

11

9

Dan Skuta

11

5

Ian Williams

11

Lawrence Okoye

9

Mike Purcell

7

L.J. McCray

12

Raymond Ventrone

10

Colton Schmidt

8

Andy Lee

6

Phil Dawson

5

Kevin McDermott

5

Jewel Hampton

4

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