"I anticipate he'll be playing again," Harbaugh said of the promising rookie. "I think ahead of schedule for Quinton."
Harbaugh said Patton is expected to be the only non-healthy scratch for the 49ers in Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.
Linebacker Ahmad Brooks was limited Wednesday with a stinger. Defensive linemen Justin Smith (shoulder) and Ray McDonald (biceps) were listed limited. Smith and McDonald have usually been sitting out Wednesday practices.