Burbridge (hamstring) and the 49ers agreed to an injury settlement Wednesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Burbridge was unable to make it through San Francisco's final roster cuts after a quiet preseason, and was subsequently placed on injured reserve. He will now be able to search for a new team once his health is up to par.
Burbridge, who had an uphill climb to make the 49ers final roster, missed out on his last opportunity to impress the team's coaches when he was ruled out for the preseason finale against the Chargers. He'll now likely revert back to San Francisco's injured reserve once he clears waivers.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Burbridge is nursing a hamstring injury and won't be available for the Cardinals' preseason finale Thursday against the Chargers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.
Shanahan said it's possible Burbridge could be available for Week 1, suggesting the receiver isn't dealing with a particularly severe hamstring injury. His impending absence Thursday should open up snaps for other depth receivers, such as Richie James and Aldrick Robinson, to see extra snaps in what could be their final chance to impress before San Francisco has to trim its roster to 53 players.
Burbridge saw over 200 snaps on both offense and special teams as a rookie in 2016, but the receiver then spent the entire 2017 season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. However, it doesn't seem like his job is in jeopardy, as Burbridge's reportedly good showing in minicamp and OTAs this spring suggests he has an inside track to a roster spot ahead of the 2018 campaign. However, the Niners suddenly have a host of intriguing options at receiver, so Burbidge might not be a great bet to see as many offensive snaps as he did in his first year.
|4||9/30/18||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|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||3||7||88||12.6||24||0||1||0||5|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||13||9.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||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||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|