San Francisco 49ers

Stadium: Levi's Stadium | Coach: Kyle Shanahan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense31st126.2 (4th)181.9 (32nd)
Defense32nd165.9 (32nd)240.5 (14th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
06/08/17WRQuinton PattonFootQUESTIONABLEPatton (foot) was released from the Jets' injured reserve with an injury settlement, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

Patton underwent foot surgery in December and has yet to fully recover. With there likely being at least 10 receivers ahead of him on the 90-man depth chart, he faced long odds to make the roster even if he was healthy. Once his foot heals, Patton will look to catch on with another team in 2017.

(Updated 06/08/2017)
04/28/17LBReuben FosterShoulderQUESTIONABLEFoster (shoulder) has been a limited participant in OTAs, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports. "We've allowed him to participate in anything that there's no possibility of contact. So, if he's doing any of the individual drills and not going against people, then he's able to do everything because he can run and do it all," explained head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Foster is still in rehabilitation from February shoulder surgery but it sounds like he's moving around well and remains on track to return in full capacity for training camp. Shanahan said his preparation to this point has been geared more to the weak side, so look for him to assume backup duties to Malcolm Smith when camp opens.

(Updated 05/28/2017)
04/26/17TEBlake BellHeadQUESTIONABLEDespite his fourth-round pedigree, Bell (head) will have to compete for a spot on the 49ers' 53-man roster this season, according to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.

The former quarterback was drafted as a developmental project in 2015, but his lack of production over the last two seasons puts him in a questionable position as the team moves towards training camp July 27. Bell has the size (6-foot-6, 255 pounds) to profile as a prominent red-zone threat, but with plenty of competition in camp, he will have to display progress in his development to make the cut.

(Updated 06/22/2017)
04/26/17WRBruce EllingtonUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEEllington didn't participate in Wednesday's minicamp practice due to a soft-tissue injury, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports.

The issue is unrelated to Ellington's hamstring injury that cost him the entire 2016 season. However, with a new head coach in town, any offseason workouts Ellington misses may only put him further behind the learning curve in picking up the new offense. In addition, with the 49ers having brought in Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin and Aldrick Robinson this offseason to bolster the wide receiver ranks, the lack of reps could be a legitimate concern for Ellington.

(Updated 04/26/2017)
04/26/17LBEli HaroldToeQUESTIONABLEHarold is the likely replacement for Aaron Lynch (suspension) after being held out of Thursday's preseason finale.

Harold was the early favorite to start in place of Lynch heading into training camp and he apparently did enough to not lose that right. He didn't record a sack in a limited role last season, so it is unlikely he will be able to replicate Lynch's pass-rushing prowess while he fills in for the suspended linebacker.

(Updated 09/02/2016)
04/26/17RBRaheem MostertUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEMostert (undisclosed) didn't participate in Wednesday's minicamp practice, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports.

Mostert reportedly sustained some sort of soft-tissue injury, but the details of the affliction aren't clear. The 49ers have issued no timetable for Mostert's return to full activities.

(Updated 04/26/2017)
01/26/17RBCarlos HydeKnee - MCLQUESTIONABLEHyde (knee) believes the 49ers' competition at running back will ultimately benefit him this season, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.

Hyde is entering the final year of his rookie contract after rushing for a career-best 988 yards and six touchdowns on 4.6 yards per carry and catching 27 passes for 163 yards and three more scores in 2016. Despite that success, however, Hyde's production was cut short a bit by him missing three games due to shoulder and knee problems. While he's expected to recover from his season-ending torn MCL in time for training camp, Hyde will need to get acclimated to new coach Kyle Shanahan's offensive scheme quickly while fending off competition from offseason additions Tim Hightower, Joe Williams and Kapri Bibbs. Hyde seems to be motivated by that situation though, especially after Shanahan utilized both Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman so effectively in Atlanta last season.

(Updated 06/19/2017)
01/26/17TEVance McDonaldShoulderQUESTIONABLEMcDonald (shoulder) -- who was subject of trade talks during the draft -- remains with the 49ers for the time being, but will have to earn his spot as the team's top tight end, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

The veteran tight end posted career bests in yards (391), touchdowns (four) and YPC (16.3) in 11 games last season, earning a four-year contract extension from former GM Trent Baalke. The 49ers' new regime clearly wasn't sold on the incumbent tight end, admitting that McDonald was placed on the trading block during the 2017 NFL Draft. GM John Lynch even went out and signed veteran tight end Logan Paulsen and drafted athletic tight end George Kittle to help create more competition at the tight end position. McDonald will have to show that he can be an effective blocker and stay healthy (16 games missed over last four seasons) during training camp in order to hang on to his role as the 49ers' top tight end.

(Updated 06/22/2017)
01/26/17DBWill RedmondKneeQUESTIONABLERedmond (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.

(Updated 11/08/2016)
01/26/17DBEric ReidBicepsQUESTIONABLENew defensive coordinator Robert Saleh wants Reid (biceps) to play closer to the line of scrimmage, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports. "Yeah, Eric is going to be more of a box safety for sure," said Saleh.

A 2013 first-round selection, Reid has started at free safety in each of his 57 career regular-season appearances, averaging a modest 4.4 tackles per game. He was actually poised to make a push for triple digits last season, but a torn biceps ended his campaign after 10 games and 62 tackles. With Reid expected to play closer to the line as San Francisco transitions from a 3-4 scheme to a 4-3, he'll have a good opportunity to top his career-high mark of 77 tackles, which he set as a rookie in 2013. The Niners might consider starting Reid at strong safety and 2015 second-round selection Jaquiski Tartt at free safety, but it's possible the roles could be reversed or that 2014 first-rounder Jimmie Ward will also be in the mix for a starting gig. Ward primarily played nickel cornerback last season.

(Updated 04/12/2017)
01/26/17DBJimmie WardCollarboneQUESTIONABLEWard's (collarbone) fifth-year option was exercised by the 49ers on Monday.

Ward's fifth-year option keeps him under contract with San Francisco through the 2018 season. A former cornerback, he's expected to convert to safety for the 2017 season. He had 53 tackles and 12 passes defensed while playing in 11 games in 2016.

(Updated 05/01/2017)
 

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