Armstead had eight tackles (five solo) and two sacks during Sunday's 41-33 loss to the Cowboys.
The 27-year-old paced the team in tackles, and it was also his first time in the sack column since Week 4. Armstead had 10 sacks in 2019 but has only 3.5 sacks through 14 games this season with San Francisco's depleted defensive line.
Armstead was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Armstead was placed on the list Nov. 16 but did not miss a game as the 49ers were on bye Week 11. He'll assume his usual starting spot along the defensive line for Sunday's matchup against the Rams.
The 49ers placed Armstead on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Armstead has either tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with an infected person. He played 51 total snaps in Sunday's road loss to the Saints. The 49ers are on bye in Week 11, so Armstead has an extended period to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols and return to team activities.
Armstead (back) was a full participant in Thursday's team practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Armstead was sidelined with a minor back injury earlier in training camp, but he has fully recovered in time for the start of the regular season. The 2015 first-round selection is coming off of his best season as a pro (54 tackles and 10 sacks), and was rewarded with a five-year contract extension this offseason. Armstead will serve as an every-down lineman both on the interior and exterior of a loaded defensive line in 2020.
Coach Kyle Shanahan stated that Armstead's back injury wasn't serious, and the team was just taking a cautious approach with its defensive lineman by holding him out of Saturday's practice, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Fresh off a five-year, $85 million extension, the 49ers are playing it safe with Armstead's minor back injury. Branch added that the 26-year-old likely will miss a few days of practice, with Wednesday marking a potential return date. Barring a setback, Armstead is poised to build off of a career year in 2019 as an every-down lineman both at the end (on early downs) and tackle (in nickel formations) positions.
Armstead missed Saturday's practice due to back irritation, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
The severity of Armstead's back issue is not known at this time, but it was enough to keep him sidelined at practice. His absence means the likes of Dee Ford, Kerry Hyder, Dion Jordan and Jonathan Kongbo will likely see more reps at practice.
The 49ers and Armstead agreed to a five-year contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Armstead didn't receive the franchise tag from the 49ers, but with the potential to earn up to $85 million over the course of the deal, he can match the current valuation ($17 million per year) of that tag if he gets every incentive. In any case, he'll return to a formidable 49ers defensive front, looking to build upon his 10-sack outburst opposite 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa.
Armstead didn't receive a franchise tag, but he's discussing a contract to stay with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 2015 first-round pick enjoyed a breakout season in 2019, with his 10 sacks more than doubling his previous career total. The 49ers have enough pass-rushing talent to get by fine without Armstead, but that doesn't mean they'll simply accept losing him.
Armstead said Wednesday that he would be open to receiving the 49ers' franchise tag during the offseason, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. "I would love being here," Armstead said. "Trying to go back to the Super Bowl, so however that is seen or has to get done, it's not really my decision what they want to do with me."
The 2015 first-round pick's rookie contract will expire in March, so he's set to become an unrestricted free agent. Armstead was a fixture on the 49ers' touted defensive front in 2019, as he averaged 49 defensive snaps per game and accrued career highs in tackles (54) and sacks (10) while starting opposite of rookie Nick Bosa. Per OvertheCap.com, Armstead's franchise tag would cost the team approximately $19.32 million against the salary cap.
Armstead made four solo tackles and broke up a pass in Saturday's 34-31 win over the Rams.
That's back-to-back games with a pass breakup for Armstead after not recording a single one in the season's first 14 games. Each tackle he makes is a new career high, and he currently has 53 (32 solo).
Armstead made three tackles (two solo) and broke up a pass in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
Armstead's sack drought reached three games with the conclusion of this contest. The pass breakup was his first of the year, however.
Armstead recorded four tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 48-46 win over the Saints.
The 26-year-old moved his season tackle total to 46 (26 solo) through the first 13 games. Armstead's value lies in getting to the quarterback with 10 sacks this season, however, he's failed to do so in the past two games. He and the rest of the defense will look to get back on track against a banged up Atlanta offensive line.
Armstead made five tackles (two solo) and two sacks in Sunday's 37-8 win over the Packers.
Armstead has been getting to the quarterback at a torrid pace of late and now has 4.5 sacks over his last three efforts. On the season, he is up to 10 sacks and 38 tackles (22 solo).
Armstead notched two tackles and one sack during Sunday's 36-26 victory over the Cardinals.
Armstead was a factor all night and seemed to be near the quarterback fairly often. His biggest play came with the 49ers down three with three minutes to go, notching a huge third-down sack of Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray to get San Francisco the ball back. The Oregon product is now up to eight sacks on the year and will take his 3.3-tackle-per-game average into a Week 12 showdown with Green Bay.
Armstead made three tackles (two solo), 1.5 sacks and forced a fumble in Monday's loss to Seattle.
After the 49ers had fallen behind by 11, Armstead totally reversed the game's momentum with an aided strip-sack of Russell Wilson in the fourth quarter, which promptly became a fumble-six. The 25-year-old would add another sack in overtime for good measure and is up to seven total on the year.
Armstead (throat) was able to return in the second quarter of Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Armstead was finally able to overcome a strange ailment, as he previously remained on the sideline because it felt as if something was stuck in his throat. He's apparently been able to clear his throat and is now back in the game.
Armstead's injury has been clarified as a throat injury, and his return to Thursday's game against the Cardinals is officially questionable, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Armstead feels as if he has something stuck in this throat, and that has kept him on the sidelines since the first quarter.
Armstead picked up an undisclosed injury in the first quarter of Thursday's game against Arizona, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Armstead was being looked at by the medical staff on the sideline and was unable to return for the defense's next series. His return should be viewed as questionable at this time.
Armstead tallied three solo tackles and two sacks in Sunday's 51-13 win over the Panthers.
The addition of Nick Bosa has helped take opposing offenses' focus off Armstead, allowing him to flourish as a pass rusher. Through seven games, Armstead already has a career-high 5.5 sacks, and the former first-round pick also has 26 tackles in tow. The Bosa-Armstead tandem will look to torment Kyler Murray in Thursday's matchup.
Armstead had three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's 9-0 win at Washington.
Armstead struggled through much of his first four seasons in San Francisco, but he's been productive through the first six games this year. The 2015 first-round pick has 23 tackles (13 solo) and has already set a career high with 3.5 sacks.
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|Sun 09/20||@ NYJ||W 31-13||1||2||3||1||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ NYG||W 36-9||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs PHI||L 20-25||4||1||5||0.5||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||vs LAR||W 24-16||0||2||2||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||@ NE||W 33-6||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||@ SEA||L 27-37||4||1||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 11/05||vs GB||L 17-34||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ NO||L 13-27||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||@ LAR||W 23-20||2||2||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 12/07||vs BUF||L 24-34||2||2||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||vs WAS||L 15-23||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||@ DAL||L 33-41||5||3||8||2||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 12/26||@ ARI||W 20-12||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||vs SEA||L 23-26||1||1||2||0||0||1||0||0|
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