Redmond (knee) will not be activated from injured reserve as his 21-day window expired on Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Redmond was elected to return from IR as he was working his way back from a torn ACL he suffered in 2015. However, the team decided to not activate the cornerback to the 53-man roster, meaning he will remain on the IR for the remainder of the season. The rookie will shift his focus to returning to the field completely healthy next year as Jimmie Ward and Tramaine Brock will continue to to start at cornerback this season.
Redmond was placed on the IR before the beginning of the regular season as he was still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in 2015. Now healthy, the rookie will have a 21-day window to begin practicing with the team but cannot play in a game until Week 9. The
Redmond appeared in one preseason game, recording five tackles last Thursday against the Chargers. The
Redmond looked good in his debut, and more importantly, did not suffer a setback Thursday. He is competing for a backup role on the
The San Francisco 49ers selected Will Redmond (knee) in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 68th overall.
Redmond likely would have been a second-round pick and could have even pushed for the first round if he hadn't torn his ACL during the 2015 season. This therefore looks like a potential bargain for a 49ers team that lacks proven options at corner.
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