Blair finished with four tackles (three solo) and a career-high two sacks in Sunday's 31-21 victory over the Giants.
Blair -- who was recently reinstated from injured reserve -- was filling in for Solomon Thomas (knee), who was a late scratch Sunday. The 24-year-old responded with the best performance of his young career. While the upcoming bye week should afford Thomas enough time to be ready for Week 12's matchup against Seattle, Blair's impressive showing could keep him in the starting lineup in place of the expendable Leger Douzable.
Blair was placed on injured reserve at the end of the preseason with a nagging thumb injury, and was given one of the 49ers' two return designations from IR earlier this week. It's unclear at this point exactly what role the 24-year-old will play in the team's defensive line rotation, but he could see a decent snap count against the Cardinals on Sunday given the numerous injury sustained by the defensive unit.
Blair (thumb) could be activated off IR either this week or next, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 49ers used their injured reserve with designation for return on the 24-year-old after he injured his thumb during the preseason. While a Week 9 return isn't confirmed, the team would welcome Blair's presence if he is healthy enough to play after losing several defensive linemen to injury this past week.
|6||10/15/18||@ GB||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||11.0||5||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||15||10.0||5||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||5||8||5.0||3||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||5||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|