Awuzie did not practice this week as he continues to battle the lingering hamstring issue from training camp. His inability to practice at all coming off the team's bye week is particularly concerning, and there is no clear timeline for his return at this point.
Coyle was limited at practice this week after taking over at middle linebacker once the team cut veteran NaVorro Bowman. The 27-year-old will likely cede snaps to rookie Reuben Foster (ankle), who is also listed as questionable, assuming both are able to play against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Armstrong was limited in practice this week after playing 61 of 74 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. The 28-year-old played through the shoulder issue against the Redskins is likely expected to play after participating in practice this week.
Watson was limited in practice this week after after sitting out Sunday's loss to the Redskins' to earn the questionable designation. The 29-year-old is one of four linebackers listed as questionable for the 49ers this week.
This isn't overly surprising after it was announced Lynch was considered week-to-week after sustaining the injury in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. The 24-year-old did not practice this week and will likely be re-evaluated before determining his practice status for Week 8.
Williams sustained the injury against the Chiefs on Sunday and didn't practice until putting in a full session on Friday, but he was able to avoid the questionable tag. Head coach Mike Tomlin expressed optimism earlier this week regarding his starting linebacker, and it looks to have been well founded.
Gilbert did not practice this week after aggravating his hamstring injury against the Chiefs on Sunday. Chris Hubbard stepped in at right tackle against Kansas City and will likely fill in again with Gilbert unlikely to play this week.
Tuitt played 47 of 54 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Chiefs but was unable to practice this week in any capacity. Tyson Alualu should see an increased workload in his absence against the Bengals.
Hollister was a late addition to the injury report this week and was a limited practice participant on Thursday. The 23-year-old mostly serves as a depth tight end and has minimal fantasy value with Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen currently healthy.
Rowe did not practice this week and has not seen game action since aggravating the groin injury in his Week 4 return. The Patriots could be short in the secondary Sunday with Stephon Gilmore (concussion/ankle) also ruled out, and Johnson Bademosi (abdomen) listed as questionable.