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Bethea (ankle) put together his best performance of the season Sunday, recording seven tackles (all solo), nabbing an interception, and forcing a fumble in the win over Philadelphia.

Bethea had come into the contest dealing with a nagging ankle injury, but his standout performance on the field proves that he is fully healthy going forward.

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Bethea (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

Bethea -- who has 13 tackles in three games to date -- is out there if you need him Sunday, and on track to make his 100th NFL straight start.

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Bethea (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia,'s Paul Gutierrez reports.

Bethea was added to the report Friday after sitting out Friday's practice. If Bethea can't play Sunday, rookie Jimmie Ward figures to get the promotion.

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Bethea (concussion) is not listed on the 49ers' injury report in advance of Sunday's regular season opener versus the Cowboys, CSN Bay Area reports.

Bethea suffered a concussion during the San Francisco's second preseason game, but is no longer an injury concern leading into Week 1. All cleared to make his 49ers debut, Bethea has registered under 90 tackles just once throughout his eight-year NFL career.

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Bethea (concussion) was seen practicing without a non-contact jersey Tuesday, indicating that he has passed his concussion tests, CSN Bay Area reports.

Bethea was knocked out of the 49ers' second preseason game with a concussion, but it appears that he is over the concussion symptoms he was experiencing. There is no reason for the team to play him in Thursday's final preseason game, so we will likely see Bethea suit up for the 49ers' season-opener against Dallas.

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Bethea (concussion) did not practice Wednesday and is unlike to play against the Chargers this Sunday, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Bethea was knocked out last week's preseason game with a concussion and is going through the league's post-concussion protocol. He will likely be held out of Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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Bethea suffered a concussion during Sunday's preseason game against the Broncos and will not return, CSN Bay Area reports.

Bethea recorded three tackles (two solo) prior to exiting Sunday's contest. With him out, rookie Jimmie Ward could be in line for more snaps at strong safety. The veteran Bethea will now have to pass league protocol before he can be cleared to play next.

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49ers signed S Antoine Bethea to a four-year, $26 million contract.

Bethea will be asked to step in and fill hard-hitting Donte Whitner's shoes. He's definitely capable, but isn't a bone-crushing hitter and is coming off a down year that saw him struggle in coverage. Still, the 29-year-old Bethea is a nice complement to second-year FS Eric Reid. He's an all-around player.

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The Sacramento Bee is "hearing" free agent S Antoine Bethea is a "possibility" for the 49ers.

The Niners are trying to replace Donte Whitner. Bethea doesn't pack the punch of "Hitner," but is a savvy veteran who isn't a liability in any particular area. He's be a solid starter and strong mentor for sophomore FS Eric Reid.

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ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells expects the team to prioritize re-signing free agent FS Antoine Bethea.

Having spent his entire career with Indianapolis, Wells considers Bethea the "backbone of the secondary." Bethea turns 30 before next season, but is still playing at a reasonably high level and the Colts lack a viable in-house replacement. Pro Football Focus gave Bethea a positive 2013 run defense grade, but considered him slightly sub-par in coverage. Bethea is Rotoworld's No. 4 free agent safety, behind Jairus Byrd, T.J. Ward, and Donte Whitner.