Bellore (elbow) finished the year with 83 tackles, a sack, a pick and a forced fumble in 14 games prior to being placed on season-ending injured reserve. Bellore spent the majority of his six-year career as a special teams ace, but injuries created an opportunity for him to start. He ran with the opportunity, posting tackle totals that put him on the IDP map. The 27-year-old is set to hit free agency coming off of career-high marks, but his lack of coverage skills will likely land him back in a special team's role.
The 49ers placed Bellore (elbow) on injured reserve Monday. The move is merely for bookkeeping purposes, as head coach Chip Kelly ruled out Bellore for the rest of the season earlier Monday. Stepping into the void left behind by NaVorro Bowman due to a ruptured Achilles, Bellore easily posted a career-high 83 tackles in 14 games, while tacking on one sack, one interception, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. The 49ers claimed Carl Bradford off waivers from the Packers in order to shore up the ranks at inside linebacker.
Bellore (elbow) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Mike Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports. While the team has yet to place Bellore on IR, head coach Chip Kelley confirmed that Bellore would not play for the remainder of the year. His absence leaves San Francisco with just two inside linebackers, Gerald Hodges and Michael Wilhoite.
Bellore is out for the remainder of Sunday's game with an elbow injury, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports. With Bellore out, the 49ers are very short at inside linebacker, especially with Gerald Hodges already sitting due to a breach of team rules.
Bellore had six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's overtime loss to the Jets. It was a quiet day for Bellore in retrospect to his 11-tackle outburst last week. As the 49ers' top inside linebacker, he will always have potential for a high tackle total. He should continue to hold IDP value as the regular season draws to a close.