SANTA CLARA — Three 49ers did not practice Thursday because of illness amid COVID-19 precautions: tight end Jordan Reed and linebackers Azeez Al-Shaair and Dre Greenlaw.

Had any of them tested positive for the coronavirus, they would have gone on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list before 1 p.m.

The 49ers (4-6) had only one healthy linebacker on the active roster participate Thursday, that being leading tackler Fred Warner, who was on COVID-19 reserve just before the season started.

Safety Marcell Harris moonlighted as a linebacker last game and in practice this week, so he is an option if the ailing linebackers can’t play Sunday at the Los Angeles Rams (6-3). Jonas Griffith is the 49ers’ only linebacker on the practice squad.

Linebacker Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (hamstring) remains out of practice and Mark Nzeocha (quadriceps) is on Injured Reserve.

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Reed’s absence is especially concerning in that George Kittle (foot fracture) is on Injured Reserve and Daniel Helm is among seven 49ers on COVID-19 reserve. Ross Dwelley and Charlie Woerner might be Nick Mullens’ only options at tight end to target if Reed is out.

No 49ers came off that COVID-19 reserve list Thursday, even after Wednesday’s activations of Arik Armstead and Hroniss Grasu.

Among those still out are four starters: left tackle Trent Williams, wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk and defensive tackles D.J. Jones and Javon Kinlaw.

Also on the COVID-19 reserve list are tight end Daniel Helm, linebacker Joe Walker and defensive end Jordan Willis.

Cornerback K’Waun Williams (ankle) remained out of practice.