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Outside linebacker Shawne Merriman, defensive end Luis Castillo and safety Eric Weddle aren't expected to play after missing Thursday's practice.
Merriman has been bothered by a foot injury and hasn't practiced all week. It's a soft tissue ailment that has proved problematic. He would be replaced by rookie Larry English.
Castillo hasn't played or practiced since hurting his ankle during the Nov. 22 victory over the Denver Broncos. Alfonso Boone is filling in for Castillo in the starting lineup.
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