Trent Williams is likely to play for 49ers vs. Jaguars, per report

The 49ers offensive line is almost back to 100 percent with Trent Williams' reported return from an ankle injury.
San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams
San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams / Michael Zagaris/GettyImages

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The 49ers are expecting All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams in the lineup for Week 10 against the Jaguars, according to ESPN.

While the San Francisco 49ers needed a bye week to refocus and refresh after a three-game losing streak, they also appreciate the ability to heal up.

Two key players missed the last two games before the Niners' Week 9 bye, wide receiver Deebo Samuel and left tackle Trent Williams.

Samuel, who was out with a shoulder injury that was suffered in Week 6, cleared San Francisco's practice report ahead of Week 10's road game against the 6-2 Jacksonville Jaguars and is fully expected to go.

Williams, who suffered an ankle injury in that same game, was designated as questionable for Week 10 against the Jags. He was going to be more of a game-time decision.

According to the latest from ESPN's Adam Schefter, though, Williams is expected to play on Sunday.

Adam Schefter says Trent Williams is 'expected to play' for 49ers in Week 10

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, Eastern Time, Schefter broke a report that said the 49ers were anticipating Williams being available and ready to play against Jacksonville.

Over the previous two games, Jaylon Moore had been getting the start in place of Williams, but the Niners' run game and pass protection clearly took a step backward.

Now, with Williams back in the lineup, the hope is San Francisco will have one more cog to help quit the losing streak.

Aaron Banks still out for 49ers with turf toe

Just because Williams is back in the lineup doesn't mean the 49ers' offensive line is at full strength.

Left guard Aaron Banks is suffering from a turf toe injury and will miss a couple of weeks, as broken down by head coach Kyle Shanahan during the bye. Banks is inactive for Week 10, as the team won't use an injured-reserve designation on him.

In Banks' stead, the Niners will deploy veteran lineman Jon Feliciano, who has been a starter before for both the Las Vegas Raiders and New York Giants.

San Francisco and Jacksonville kick off on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. ET from TIAA Bank Field.

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