Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports



Other than wide receiver Pierre Garçon being placed on injured reserve, the San Francisco 49ers announced three more roster moves on Saturday.

Ronald Blair activated off injured reserve


The first is that defensive lineman Ronald Blair has been activated off of injured reserve and will be available for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan informed reporters on Friday that the team planned to activate the second-year player, who has been practicing with the team for the past two weeks.

"We plan to make that final whatever the deadline is," Shanahan said. "Most likely this afternoon or sometime early tomorrow."

In September, Ronald Blair was placed on the short-term injured reserve list due to a thumb injury he suffered during the preseason. A failure to activate the defensive lineman by the deadline would have reverted him back to injured reserve and made him unavailable for the remainder of the season.

Blair, 24, was a fifth-round draft pick out of Appalachian State by the 49ers in 2016. He appeared in all 16 games for the team last season while recording 11 tackles and three sacks.

The 49ers can activate one more player this season off of injured reserve and have repeatedly stated that they plan to do so for defensive end Tank Carradine. He left the 49ers' Week 3 contest against the Los Angeles Rams with a high-ankle sprain and was placed on the short-term injured reserve list on September 25.

"Tank, he's still a couple of weeks from the window," Shanahan said on October 25, "maybe three weeks away from that window. Seattle. Seattle's the first time he maybe can play."

Darrell Williams Jr. activated from the practice squad


The 49ers are promoting rookie offensive tackle Darrell Williams Jr. to the active roster from the practice squad.

Williams (6-6, 310) was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Western Kentucky following April's draft. He appeared in 49 games and started 38 over his final three seasons with the Hilltoppers. He started all 14 games at right tackle for Western Kentucky in 2014. He also has experience playing guard.

Bryce Harris released


The 49ers have also released offensive lineman Bryce Harris, who was signed on November 1.

Harris (6-6, 300 lbs) entered the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State. He spent 2012 through 2014 with the New Orleans Saints and then a second stint with Atlanta in 2015 when 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator there. After that, he spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, another stint with the Saints, and then the Detroit Lions. Harris was released by Detroit on October 26 after spending just nine days with the Lions.

Harris, 28, has appeared in 37 games and started four during his NFL career.

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