Armstead (hamstring) returned to action Saturday, logging 22 defensive snaps and finishing with a tackle in a preseason loss to the Colts.
Armstead had been sidelined for the past three weeks with a hamstring injury, but his return puts him back on track to start the regular season healthy. The 24-year-old should start opposite Solomon Thomas at defensive end this year, but he could find himself subbed out on passing downs due to his lack of pass-rush ability (just six sacks over first three seasons).
Armstead is slated to miss multiple weeks due to a hamstring injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Armstead's absence will open the door for rookie Jullian Taylor on the defensive line, though coach Kyle Shanahan indicated the 49ers "were going to do that anyways" based on Taylor's reps early in camp. Armstead has appeared in just a combined 14 games over the last two seasons due to injury, but it could cost him some snaps even when healthy this time around.
Armstead (foot) is considered week-to-week during training camp, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Armstead underwent minor foot surgery earlier in the offseason, and it looks like the defensive end is still going through the recovery phase. He originally said he would be available for OTAs, but the rehab process has gone longer than expected. Expect another update on Armstead next week, but it appears he could remain sidelined for yet another couple weeks.
Armstead underwent minor foot surgery earlier this offseason, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Armstead underwent the cleanup procedure shortly after the end of the season and indicated he'll be available for OTA practices, Kyle Madson of KHTK Sacramento reports. The 49ers' OTAs are set to begin next week, and Armstead -- who just had his fifth-year option exercised by the team last month -- is searching to play more than eight games for the first time since his rookie campaign in 2015.
Armstead is a 2015 first-round pick who's now set to remain under the 49ers' control through 2019, though his salary for that final year isn't guaranteed until the end of the 2018 season. While he's struggled with injuries over the past two seasons, the Oregon product has shown promise when healthy and possesses the versatility to play both defensive tackle and defensive end in Robert Saleh's 4-3 scheme. Armstead accumulated 50 tackles, six sacks, and one forced fumble in 30 career games.
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||19||14.0||5||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||8||15||9.0||6||2.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||16||8.0||8||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||10||33||26.0||7||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||8||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|