Coyle (back) was released with a failed physical designation, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports. Coyle was previously reported to be ready to return but his physical suggests he's still dealing with the back injury that sidelined him for 15 games in 2018. He'll have to return to health before he's able to catch on with another team for 2019.
Coyle (back) played in only one game this season but is good to go for 2019. Coyle landed on injured reserve after Week 1 due to a concussion and a fractured vertebrae. The 28-year-old started Week 1 but is more likely to serve in a rotational role.
Coyle suffered a broken bone in his back in addition to a concussion, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Coyle was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, meaning the linebacker will miss at least six weeks while he works to recover. He could be a candidate to return as the season progresses, but San Francisco won't make a definitive choice in the near future.
Coyle suffered a concussion Sunday against the Vikings, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports. Coyle started in place of Malcolm Smith (hamstring) in the season opener. If the 27-year-old is able to clear the concussion protocol in time to suit up for Week 2's matchup against the Lions, he could once more play a key role in the 49ers' defense.
Coyle will start Sunday against the Vikings, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Coyle will replace Malcolm Smith, who is listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury. He'll be tasked with slowing down Vikings' running backs Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray. The 27-year-old has plenty of experience, as he was a rotational linebacker for the 49ers in 2017, making 64 tackles in 16 games.