Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
3 months ago

Bethea (pectoral) is back at full strength and expected to start the season at strong safety, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea suffered a torn pectoral muscle and missed the final eight games of the season in 2015. He didn't have a spectacular campaign (44 tackles, zero interceptions), but he has the potential to put up solid IDP numbers playing on a Chip Kelly defense that is asked to be on the field for a high number of snaps.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
10 months ago1 Comment

Bethea (shoulder) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, ESPN.com's Adam Caplan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea hurt his shoulder during Thursday's loss to the Seahawks, allowing second-round rookie Jaquiski Tartt to play alongside Eric Reid. The 31-year-old Bethea is one of the league's more underrated players, and he'd been one of the few bright spots for the 49ers this season. He finishes his year with 44 tackles in seven games, after recording at least 13 appearances and 65 tackles in each of his first nine seasons. His contract has two years remaining, but it might make sense for the rebuilding 49ers to cut him loose.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
10 months ago

Bethea left Thursday's game against the Seahawks with a shoulder injury and will not return.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea left in the second quarter and was ruled out for good during the third quarter. He did have five tackles prior to his exit, giving him 44 through seven games this season. Jaquiski Tartt, a second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, is filling in for Bethea next to Eric Reid.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
11 months ago

Bethea collected 10 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea currently sits nine tackles ahead of his pace from last year's 86-tackle season. He has still yet to record an interception, but those will come. If he continues his tackling pace, he should restore his status as a top-tier IDP safety.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
11 months ago

Bethea led all 49ers with eight tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Monday's win over the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Bethea pick up where he left off last season, finishing near the top of the 49ers' tackle totals. The sack was a pleasant surprise, as he recorded one all of last year. Defensive coordinator Eric Mangini's blitz-heavy defense could result in more sacks than usual for the veteran safety.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
2 years ago

Bethea ended the 2014 on a quiet note, recording just four tackles (all solo) in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Bethea finishes his first season in San Francisco with 86 tackles (72 solo), four interceptions, a sack, and a forced fumble. The 86 tackles were below his career-average of 100.8, but the four interceptions matched a career-high. Bethea is under contract through 2018, so he should continue to rack up the tackles and interceptions for the 49ers next season.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
2 years ago

Bethea had his best game as a member of the 49ers on Saturday, collecting eight tackles (seven solo) and taking an interception to house in the overtime loss to San Diego.

With 82 combined tackles and four interceptions on the season, Bethea put together a solid campaign in his first season with San Francisco. The tackles are a little bit under his career averages in Indianapolis, but the four picks ties a career-high. With fellow safety Eric Reid (concussion) likely out next week, Bethea should have another opportunity to put up strong numbers in the 49ers' season finale against Arizona next week.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
2 years ago

Bethea recorded six tackles (five solo) and picked off his second pass of the season Sunday.

Bethea picked off Austin Davis early in the second quarter and nearly had another one later in the game. The tackles (43 total) haven't been there for Bethea through eight games, but he is on pace to match his career-high in interceptions with four.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
2 years ago

Bethea (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Bethea played through the injury last week and shouldn't have any difficulty doing the same on Sunday.

Antoine Bethea
DB SF (8)
2 years ago

Bethea (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, the 49ers' official site reports.

Bethea entered Week 4 with 13 tackles (12 solo), but he took kindly to the Eagles, forcing two turnovers (one interception and one fumble), while racking up a season-best seven solo stops. He fended off his current ankle issue to put up the preceding line, meaning his reduced reps are likely precautionary in nature.