Harold bruised his knee in the Niners' first preseason game, but it appears he shook the issue. The 24-year-old played in situational roles the last two seasons, making 71 tackles and five sacks. However, San Francisco brought in Malcolm Smith (hamstring) and Korey Toomer during the offseason, effectively pushing Harold out of the lineup.
Harold (knee) is being considered day to day after suffering a knee contusion in Thursday's preseason opener, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
It sounds like Harold will return sometime before the regular season kicks off, where he projects to start at weakside linebacker. The 23-year-old had a disappointing season from an IDP standpoint last year, recording just 34 tackles (26 solo) and two sacks despite starting (in base formations) for the majority of the season.
Harold exited Thursday's preseason win over Dallas with a knee injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Harold was one of several 49ers' players who sustained injuries in the preseason opener. The extent of the 24-year-old's injury is unclear at the moment. Harold is projected to start at weakside linebacker this season, and there are several options who could slide in his place if the injury forces him to miss the start of the regular season.
|4||9/30/18||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/21/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||14||8.0||6||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||37||23.0||14||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||34||26.0||8||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||1||8||1||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||1||0||1||19||1||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|