49ers’ Willis, Ginn out; Seattle’s Baldwin plays

Linebacker Patrick Willis and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. are

inactive for San Francisco, while Seattle’s leading receiver,

rookie Doug Baldwin, is playing despite a sore ankle.

Willis missed his third straight game with a hamstring injury

Saturday, while Ginn was sidelined with an injured ankle. In the

season opener, Ginn returned a kickoff and punt for touchdowns late

in the fourth quarter of San Francisco’s 33-17 win over the

Seahawks.

The 49ers were also without backup cornerback Tramaine Smith.

Wide receiver Braylon Edwards, who was questionable with a knee

injury, was active.

Seattle’s biggest question was Baldwin, who aggravated an ankle

injury in practice this week. Baldwin went through early pregame

work and was healthy enough to go. The undrafted rookie out of

Stanford leads Seattle with 46 catches.