Left guard Iupati back for 49ers against Falcons

San Francisco 49ers left guard Mike Iupati is back in the lineup

after missing three games with a sprained left knee.

Iupati is active for Monday night’s game against Atlanta and

expected to start when the 49ers try to clinch a playoff berth in

the final regular-season game at Candlestick Park.

Among the inactive players for the 49ers is wide receiver Mario

Manningham, who continues to have issues with his surgically

repaired left knee.

For Atlanta, Stephen Nicholas started at linebacker in place of

Sean Weatherspoon, who injured a knee in the fourth quarter last

week against Washington.

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