SAN FRANCISCO -- Wideout Mario Manningham will not play in the 49ers' regular-season home finale against the Atlanta Falcons and instead be replaced in the receiving corps by rookie Quinton Patton, who hasn't suited up since fracturing his right foot Oct. 26 at St. Louis.

Left guard Mike Iupati is slated to start in his return from a four-game absence that was due to a sprained knee. Also active is tight end Vance McDonald, who missed last Sunday's win at Tampa Bay because of an ankle issue.

Manningham missed two days of practice last week because of an illness and lingering knee soreness. In the past three games, he has had only one pass thrown his way, and he caught it for a 2-yard gain. He has nine receptions for 85 yards in six games since returning from a December 2012 knee injury.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham (82) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of their game against the
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham (82) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of their game against the Buffalo Bills at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (Anda Chu/Staff)

Patton made only one reception in the first four games before sustaining his foot injury.

The 49ers' other inactives are wideout Jon Baldwin, tight end Derek Carrier, linebacker Nick Moody, defensive tackle Quinton Dial and guards Joe Looney and Ryan Seymour.

  • The name "Bill Walsh Field" will not transfer from Candlestick Park to the 49ers' new home of Levi's Stadium, CEO Jed York said. Candlestick's field was named after the late 49ers coach at his public memorial service there in August 2007.

  • Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon did not suit up and was replaced in the starting lineup by Stephen Nicholas. Also out for Atlanta are wideout Darius Johnson, running back Josh Vaughan, safety Zeke Motta, offensive tackle Terren Jones, guard Sean Locklear and defensive tackle Travian Robertson.


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