Jim O’Neil says that CB Will Redmond will be placed on IR

Nov 8, 2016 at 10:41 AM--


San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim O'Neil met with the media today and stated that he does not expect rookie CB Will Redmond to be activated to the team's 53-man roster. That means that he will revert back to the Injured Reserve list at 1 p.m. Pacific, ending his 2016 season without playing a single snap.

O'Neil was asked if he thought Redmond would be activated. "No, I don't," he answered. "I think that he will not be activated and he will not practice today."

He was then asked if Redmond would be placed on Injured Reserve. "Yeah, that's the plan," O'Neil answered.

The third-round draft pick participated late in the preseason with the 49ers but was placed on injured reserve prior to the start of the season. He took part during the team's offseason program but was limited.

Following the selection, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said that he was comfortable that Redmond will be ready in time for the team's training camp in late July. "He will be healthy," Baalke declared. "He will be ready to go. So that's a simple answer to a simple question."

Redmond suffered an ACL tear during a Mississippi State practice on October 22, 2015, continuing a troubling trend by Baalke of selecting injured players. However, when speaking to reporters following being drafted, Redmond stated, "I expect to play in 2016."

The failure of Redmond to play a snap this season just adds fuel to the massive amount of criticism toward the 49ers general manager, who fans want to be fired.

Related News







More San Francisco 49ers News



'This was never about this year': Rapoport says 49ers should not regret drafting Trey Lance over Mac Jones

By David Bonilla
Nov 15

Mac Jones is having an impressive rookie year. His New England Patriots have won four in a row and sit at 6-4. The rookie quarterback completed 82.6 percent of his passes and threw three touchdowns in a 45-7 rout of the Cleveland Browns over the weekend. Meanwhile, in Santa Clara, rookie Trey Lance, selected 12 spots ahead of Jones at No. 3 overall, hasn't received too many opportunities with the San Francisco 49ers. Of course, that was always the plan. Lance was drafted to eventually replace starter Jimmy Garoppolo, but use his rookie season to learn from the veteran quarterback and his coaches. Lance, after all, had limited experience at the collegiate level. Shanahan fell in love with Lance's potential. That's what made the 49ers trade to move up to select the



Kyle Shanahan says Trey Lance knows the entire 49ers playbook, explains rookie's absence vs. Rams

By David Bonilla
Nov 16

San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance's last in-game snaps came in Week 5. He has been suited up and available the last three games, but head coach Kyle Shanahan has kept him sidelined. That's a departure from the sparing use of the dynamic quarterback earlier in the season. Shanahan was on a conference call with reporters today and was asked if Lance's absence was because of a decision to give Jimmy Garoppolo every snap moving forward. "No, I haven't made that decision," Shanahan responded. "The only time I did that, really, was Chicago week. Then Arizona, the game just didn't go the way we wanted. Going into this game, we didn't like a lot of the stuff in terms of what the Rams did, so we still had it up, but we didn't see it as changing the defense



49ers' Jeff Wilson ready to fill in for Elijah Mitchell, if needed, says John Lynch

By David Bonilla
Nov 19

No one is really sure exactly when Elijah Mitchell fractured his finger on Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams, but the San Francisco 49ers running back played through it. Then he had surgery to repair the break on Tuesday. He hasn't practiced yet this week, but his potential availability for this weekend's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars hasn't been eliminated. Mitchell is a tough player. He played through rib injuries earlier this season. He endured a shoulder injury before that. Could Mitchell be ready for Sunday? "We will see," 49ers general manager John Lynch said on KNBR's Murph & Mac show. "I think the challenge is he had a type of break that [created] some encouragement that he would be able to function with it. But you never know



'He's a hell of a leader': George Kittle says Jimmy Garoppolo inspires 49ers to play their 'best ball'

By David Bonilla
Nov 21

The San Francisco 49ers haven't asked Jimmy Garoppolo to carry the team over the last handful of games, and the veteran quarterback has been playing his best football of the season. On Sunday, he had another solid outing as the 49ers dominated the Jacksonville Jaguars, winning 30-10. Garoppolo finished 16-of-22 passing for 176 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. His 126.3 passer rating was his second-highest of the season, with his highest mark coming in the team's last game, a 31-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. "I thought he played well," head coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game. "He was very efficient. He made the right plays. [He] protected the ball, most importantly. He did what he had to do for us to win." Garoppolo has thrown


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone