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 Latest 49ers Player Notes
Dec 11 2018 - Pierre Garcon
  WR Pierre Garcon will have arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday and will be placed on season-ending injured reserve, coach Kyle Shanahan said. Garcon has been sidelined since San Francisco's 34-3 win against the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 1.


Dec 10 2018 - Dante Pettis
  WR Dante Pettis caught a 1-yard touchdown Sunday. He now has five touchdown catches this year, a team record for a rookie receiver.


Dec 10 2018 - D.J. Reed
  CB D.J. Reed started in place of the injured K'Waun Williams and had a game-high 12 tackles and his first career sack.


Dec 10 2018 - Jeff Wilson Jr.
  RB Jeff Wilson had a career day Sunday, rushing for 90 yards on 23 attempts.


Dec 10 2018 - George Kittle
  TE George Kittle is putting up wide receiver numbers this season. He became the first Niners tight end to surpass the 1,000-yard receiving mark and he now has 69 catches for 1,103 yards and four touchdowns.


Dec 10 2018 - Nick Mullens
  QB Nick Mullens completed 20 of 33 passes for 332 yards with two touchdowns and an interception Sunday. After five career starts, Mullens is averaging 295.8 passing yards per game and has a 93.5 passer rating.


Dec 8 2018 - Malcolm Smith
  LB Malcolm Smith was fined $10,026 for unnecessary roughness on Saturday.


Dec 6 2018 - Terrell Williams
  S Terrell Williams Jr. was signed by the 49ers to their practice squad Thursday (Dec. 6). He had been waived from reserve/injured with an injury settlement by the 49ers Aug. 21. Williams Jr. (6-4, 212) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Houston on April 30. He was placed on reserve/injured on Aug. 17.


Dec 6 2018 - Pita Taumoepenu
  LB Pita Taumoepenu was signed by the 49ers from their practice squad Thursday (Dec. 6). Taumoepenu (6-1, 245) was the second of two sixth-round draft picks (202nd overall) selected by the 49ers in the 2017 draft out of the University of Utah. After appearing in two games as a rookie, he was waived by the team on Sept. 1 and signed to the practice squad the following day.


Dec 6 2018 - Colin Holba
  LS Colin Holba was signed by the 49ers Thursday (Dec. 6). He had been waived by the Jaguars June 14. Holba (6-4, 248) was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round (213th overall) of the 2017 draft. He was waived by the Steelers on Sept. 2, 2017 and later signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 14. He went on to appear in the Jaguars final seven games of the regular season and three postseason contests.


Dec 6 2018 - Dekoda Watson
  LB Dekoda Watson (calf) was placed on reserve/injured by the 49ers Thursday (Dec. 6). Watson (6-2, 245) appeared in four games this season and registered six tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.


Dec 5 2018 - Colin Holba
  LS Colin Holba was signed to replace LS Kyle Nelson, who received a 10-game suspension from the NFL this week. Holba appeared in 10 games for Jacksonville last season, including all three of the Jaguars' postseason games.


Dec 5 2018 - Kyle Nelson
  LS Kyle Nelson was suspended by the NFL for 10 games for violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. He is out for the season.


Dec 5 2018 - Jaquiski Tartt
  SS Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder stinger) has been ruled out of the Week 14 game against the Denver Broncos. Tartt aggravated a previous injury in the Week 13 loss at Seattle.


Dec 5 2018 - D.J. Reed
  CB D.J. Reed Jr. (strained heel, bruised chest) returned to practice Wednesday on a full-speed basis and likely will return to the lineup for the Week 14 game against Denver. Reed sat out the Week 13 loss to Seattle.


Dec 5 2018 - Pita Taumoepenu
  OLB Pita Taumoepenu was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster for the Week 14 matchup against Denver. The University of Utah product was the team's sixth-round pick in 2017 and appeared in two games last season.


Dec 5 2018 - Dekoda Watson
  OLB Dekoda Watson (torn calf) was placed on injured reserve after suffering the injury in the Week 13 loss at Seattle. He is out for the season after having seen action in four games, accumulating six tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.


Dec 5 2018 - Joshua Garnett
  G Joshua Garnett (thumb surgery) was able to practice without limitation Wednesday, an early indication he'll be good to go in the Week 14 game against Denver. The backup guard has missed the last three games.


Dec 5 2018 - Marquise Goodwin
  WR Marquise Goodwin returned from a two-game absence to deal with personal issues and is expected to suit up for the Week 14 game against Denver. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has yet to commit to Goodwin returning to his starting spot, however.


Dec 5 2018 - Jeff Wilson Jr.
  RB Jeff Wilson Jr. is expected to get the start at running back against the Denver Broncos with RB Matt Breida sidelined with an ankle injury. Wilson rushed 15 times for 61 yards and caught eight passes for 73 yards in the Week 13 loss at Seattle. He missed part of the game with a bruised foot, but returned to finish the contest.


Dec 5 2018 - Matt Breida
  RB Matt Breida (sprained ankle) has been ruled out of the Week 14 game against Denver after aggravating a previous injury in the Week 13 loss at Seattle. Breida ranks seventh in the NFL in total rushing yards (744).


Dec 5 2018 - Nick Mullens
  QB Nick Mullens threw for 414 yards in the Week 13 loss at Seattle. It was the most passing yards for a 49ers quarterback since Tim Rattay accumulated 417 at Arizona in October of 2004.


Dec 5 2018 - Kyle Nelson
  LS Kyle Nelson has been suspended without pay for 10 games for violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced. This is the second offense for the 32-year-old Nelson, who was also banned for violation of the same policy prior to his time with the 49ers. Nelson will begin serving the suspension immediately.


Dec 4 2018 - Kyle Nelson
  LS Kyle Nelson was placed on reserve/suspended by the commissioner by the Tuesday (Dec. 4) for the final our games of the season and the first six games of the 2019 season.


Dec 3 2018 - Dante Pettis
  WR Dante Pettis, a rookie, caught five passes for 129 yards and two scores Sunday.


Dec 3 2018 - Nick Mullens
  QB Nick Mullens passed for 414 yards and two touchdowns but had his only interception returned for a touchdown.


Nov 28 2018 - Jaquiski Tartt
  S Jaquiski Tartt (strained shoulder) was in on 65 of 72 defensive snaps in the Week 12 loss at Tampa Bay before taking a blow on his previously injured shoulder late in the game. He wore a no-contact jersey at practice Wednesday, but would have to be listed as probable for the Week 13 trip to Seattle.


Nov 28 2018 - D.J. Reed
  CB D.J. Reed Jr. (strained heel, bruised chest) was injured in the Week 12 loss at Tampa Bay and already has been ruled out of the Week 13 game at Seattle.


Nov 28 2018 - Malcolm Smith
  OLB Malcolm Smith (strained Achilles) played through the pain for 26 defensive snaps in the Week 12 loss at Tampa Bay before sitting out the second half. He practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and likely will be able to play in the Week 13 game at Seattle.


Nov 28 2018 - Joshua Garnett
  G Joshua Garnett (thumb surgery) returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis, opening the door for a possible return to game action in Week 13 against Seattle. The former first-round pick has not played since Week 10 against the New York Giants.


Nov 28 2018 - Pierre Garcon
  WR Pierre Garcon (bruised knee, strained shoulder) practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday in his quest to play for the first time since Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders. He had a similar start to his practice regimen last week before not suiting up for the loss at Tampa Bay.


Nov 28 2018 - Marquise Goodwin
  WR Marquise Goodwin remained away from the team Wednesday to tend to private matters. He returned home from Florida after the team arrived on Friday and missed the Week 12 loss to the Buccaneers. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday he has no idea if his top wideout will be available for the Week 13 game at Seattle.


Nov 27 2018 - Jeff Wilson Jr.
  RB Jeff Wilson Jr. was signed by the 49ers from their practice squad Saturday (Nov. 24). Wilson Jr. (6-0, 194) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 1 out of the University of North Texas. He was waived by the team on Sept. 1 and signed to the practice squad the following day.


Nov 27 2018 - Max McCaffrey
  WR Max McCaffrey was signed by the 49ers to their practice squad Tuesday (Nov. 27). He had been waived with an injury settlement by the 49ers Aug. 29. McCaffrey (6-2, 200) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2016. He was waived by Oakland on Aug. 29 and signed to the Packers practice squad on Dec. 20. On Jan. 21, 2017, McCaffrey was promoted to the Packers active roster and was inactive for the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons. In 2017, he was waived by Green Bay on Sept. 2, and later signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on Sept. 4, 2017. On Sept. 12, he was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars active roster where he appeared in five games and registered one reception for four yards prior to being waived by the team on Oct. 21. He was signed to the Packers practice squad on Oct. 24 and was signed to the 49ers active roster on Dec. 13 where he was inactive for the team's final three games of the season.


Nov 27 2018 - Tyrell Adams
  LB Tyrell Adams was signed by the 49ers to their practice squad Tuesday (Nov. 27). He had been waived from reserve/injured with an injury settlement by the Texans Oct. 24. Adams (6-2, 230) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 12, 2015. He was waived by the Seahawks on Sept. 5, 2015, and later spent parts of his rookie season on the Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs practice squads. After signing a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Jan. 18, 2016, he was later released from the team's practice squad on Sept. 6. Adams was signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad on Oct. 5 and was promoted to the Raiders active roster on Nov. 26, 2016 where he appeared in six regular-season games and one postseason contest. In 2017, he saw action in six games for Oakland and registered 15 tackles prior to being waived by the team on Oct. 16, 2017. He was then claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills on October 18. This season, Adams signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Feb. 23. He was waived/injured by the team on Sept. 1 and later signed to the Houston Texans practice squad on Oct. 2. On Oct. 6, he was promoted to the Texans active roster where he went on to appear in three games before he was waived/injured.


Nov 27 2018 - Jimmie Ward
  DB Jimmie Ward (broken forearm) was placed on reserve/injured by the 49ers Tuesday (Nov. 27). While he would normally eligible to be designated for return and begin practicing after missing at least six weeks and playing in eight weeks, the first game he would be available would be the Super Bowl. Ward (5-11, 193) appeared in nine games (seven starts) this season and registered 23 tackles on defense while adding one tackle and one forced fumble on special teams.


Nov 27 2018 - James Onwualu
  LB James Onwualu was signed by the 49ers from their practice squad Tuesday (Nov. 27). Onwualu (6-1, 235) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 1, 2017. He appeared in nine games and registered nine special teams tackles last season with the Chargers and was waived by the team on Aug. 26, 2018. He was signed to the 49ers practice squad on Nov. 19.


Nov 27 2018 - Godwin Igwebuike
  S Godwin Igwebuike was claimed on waivers by the 49ers from the Buccaneers Tuesday (Nov. 27). He had been placed on waivers Monday. Igwebuike (6-0, 212) spent the first 10 weeks of the season on Tampa Bay's practice squad, before being elevated to the active roster and playing in one game. He originally signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 30. He was waived by Tampa Bay on Sept. 1 and signed to the team's practice squad the following day. On Nov. 16, he was promoted to the active roster and appeared in one game prior to being waived.


Nov 26 2018 - Richard Sherman
  CB Richard Sherman defended his team's decision to part ways with Reuben Foster after the linebacker was arrested on a domestic violence charge over the weekend. "It's what they had to do," the 30-year-old Sherman said, via NBC Bay Area. "I think the organization has handled the situation as best they could. Obviously been patient and deliberate and understanding of who Reuben is and what kind of heart he has. But it's a really compromising situation for the team, repeatedly. So, you understand the decision the organization has to make, after repeated offenses."


Nov 25 2018 - Nick Mullens
  QB Nick Mullens struggled, completing 18 of 32 pass attempts for 221 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against one of the league's worst defenses (Tampa Bay). He was also sacked four times.


Nov 21 2018 - Jaquiski Tartt
  SS Jaquiski Tartt (strained shoulder) has returned to practice this week and likely will be available for the Week 12 game at Tampa Bay. He hasn't played since suffering the injury in the Week loss at Arizona.


Nov 21 2018 - Joshua Garnett
  G Joshua Garnett (thumb surgery) hasn't been ruled out of the Week 12 game at Tampa Bay despite the ligament procedure that took place on the bye week. Garnett sat out Wednesday's practice, but 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said he might return to practice before week's end.


Nov 21 2018 - Pierre Garcon
  WR Pierre Garcon (bruised knee, strained shoulder) sat out practice Wednesday, but head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated he might return for the Week 12 game against Tampa Bay. Garcon hasn't played since Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders.


Nov 19 2018 - James Onwualu
  LB James Onwualu was signed by the 49ers to their practice squad Monday (Nov. 19). He had been waived from reserve/injured with an injury settlement by the Chargers Aug. 25. Onwualu (6-1, 235) originally signed with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 1, 2017. He appeared in nine games and registered nine special teams tackles last season with the Chargers.


Nov 16 2018 - Godwin Igwebuike
  S Godwin Igwebuike was signed by the Buccaneers from their practice squad Friday (Nov. 16). Igwebuike (6-0, 212) has spent the season on Tampa Bay's practice squad. He originally entered the league as a college free agent with the Buccaneers this past offseason, spending the offseason and preseason with Tampa Bay.


Nov 12 2018 - Matthew Dayes
  RB Matthew Dayes was signed by the 49ers from their practice squad Monday (Nov. 12). Dayes (5-9, 205) was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round (252nd overall) of the 2017 draft. Last season with Cleveland, he appeared in 16 games and registered five carries for 13 yards along with four receptions for 29 yards. He also added 18 kickoff returns for 437 yards (24.3 average) and eight tackles on special teams. Dayes was waived by the Browns on Sept. 2, and signed to San Francisco's practice squad on Oct. 9.


Nov 8 2018 - Tarvarus McFadden
  CB Tarvarus McFadden was signed by the 49ers to the practice squad Thursday (Nov. 8). He had been released by the Colts from the practice squad Sept. 25. McFadden (6-2, 205) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 1. He was waived by San Francisco on September 1 and signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad on September 11.


Nov 8 2018 - Bradley Pinion
  P Bradley Pinion earned NFL Special Teams Player of the Week honors after one of the best games of his career in the Week 9 win over the Oakland Raiders. Pinion punted three times for a 54.7 average, including a season-best 64-yarder that pinned the Raiders at their 6 in the second quarter.


Nov 8 2018 - Jaquiski Tartt
  SS Jaquiski Tartt (strained shoulder) did not practice Thursday and was immediately labeled as questionable for the Week 10 game against the New York Giants. Tartt was injured in the Week 8 loss at Arizona and did not play in the Week 9 win over the Oakland Raiders.


Nov 8 2018 - Greg Mabin
  CB Greg Mabin was signed by the 49ers from their practice squad Thursday (Nov. 8). Mabin (6-2, 200) has appeared in six games (one start) this season with the 49ers and registered 10 tackles and one forced fumble. He was waived by the team on October 30 and signed to the team's practice squad on November 1.



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