Ward (quadriceps) returned to practice on Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports.

Ward took the field for the first time since straining his right quad in Week 3. He'll be questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Buccaneers, and if he cannot play expect Rashard Robinson to once get the start. San Francisco has been limited in the secondary all season, but Ward is nearing a return and Will Redmond is expected to be activated from the IR soon, a reassuring sign.

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