Dial (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports. Dial is slated to miss his first game of the season after racking up 30 tackles (21 solo) during the 49ers' first 10 contests. The team will likely look for Tony Jerod-Eddie and Ronald Blair to step up on the defensive line with increased roles.
Dial (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice. Though limited during Wednesday and Thursday's sessions, Dial appears good to go and will play Sunday against the Panthers.
Dial (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports. Dial injured his knee in the 49ers' third preseason game and the team has kept the details of his injury hidden. His participation in practice is encouraging and he's expected to play in San Francisco's tilt against Los Angeles in Week 1.
Dial injured his knee during Friday's preseason loss to the Packers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. The 49ers are awaiting word on an MRI of Dial's knee, after which a timetable for a return can be charted. In 15 games last season, the defensive tackle notched 59 tackles (32 solo) and 2.5 sacks.
The 49ers have signed Dial to a three-year extension, The Sacramento Bee reports. Dial - who would have been a free agent after the 2016 season - set career-highs in tackles (59 combined) and sacks (2.5) this past year. He showed enough improvement for the 49ers' front office to extend his contract through the 2019 season. A former fifth-round draft pick in 2013, Dial has outworked higher draft picks from that class - such as Tank Carradine and Corey Lemonier - to earn a starting spot next year.