LISTEN: Expectations From 49ers Training Camp With John Chapman →
placeholder image

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


49ers place DE Arik Armstead on IR, claim DT Chris Jones off waivers

Nov 8, 2016 at 2:36 PM


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
The San Francisco 49ers announced today that they have placed DE Arik Armstead on Injured Reserve, ending his season, and claimed DT Chris Jones off of waivers to fill his roster spot.

Armstead, last year's top draft selection by the 49ers, has been dealing with a shoulder injury since training camp. When asked today if his season might be over, Armstead said, "Yes, I've got to take my health into consideration."

"Of course, it's frustrating not being to play to the best of your ability," Armstead said via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. "But it is what it is. It's part of football." Armstead has stated that the injury will require surgery and will not heal on its own.


Armstead was joined his season by his former Oregon teammate and close friend, DeForest Buckner. Buckner was the seventh overall selection made by the 49ers in this year's draft.

Dealing with the injury, Armstead has played poorly this season, especially against the run. Advanced statistics site Pro Football Focus ranks him as the 85th best interior defender in the NFL. While he is tied for the 20th best pass rusher spot, he is 110th out of 114 against the run this season.


Armstead appeared in all eight games this season, starting four. He ended with 21 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble. Armstead is the second 49ers player to head to Injured Reserve today. Earlier, defensive coordinator said that CB Will Redmond, a third-round selection this year, would not be activated to the 53-man roster and would be returning to Injured Reserve at 1 p.m.

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

Jones was a sixth-round draft selection by the Houston Texans in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, and Miami Dolphins. In three seasons with New England (2013-15), he appeared in 28 games and started 23, where he registered 79 tackles and nine sacks. He was released by New England in April and spent this season with Miami where he had seven tackles in seven games. The Dolphins waived Jones on Monday.

Related News


Enjoy this article? Follow us to never miss more!

Powered by Follow.it


Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

49ers place rookie Ricky Pearsall on non-football injury list

By David Bonilla
Jul 16

According to the NFL transaction wire, the San Francisco 49ers have placed rookie wide receiver Ricky Pearsall, the team's first-round draft pick, on the active/non-football injury (NFI) list. Pearsall and the other 49ers' first-year players reported to training camp today....


placeholder image

Steve Young: 'Elite' 49ers QB Brock Purdy will only get better

By David Bonilla
Jul 12

Steve Young believes NFL quarterbacks need significant support to succeed, and few have as much talent around them as San Francisco 49ers signal-caller Brock Purdy. Some critics argue that Purdy's success is primarily due to the playmakers around him. However, Young considers...


placeholder image

ESPN: 49ers' George Kittle the NFL's most well-rounded tight end, but not the best

By David Bonilla
Jul 12

George Kittle is coming off his third career season surpassing 1,000 receiving yards. However, simply looking at his statistics doesn't provide a complete picture of what the tight end means to the San Francisco 49ers. Kittle earned Pro Football Focus' highest overall grade...


placeholder image

49ers reporter predicts which six wide receivers make team's 53-man roster

By Marc Adams
Jul 14

It's almost time for NFL training camps to begin. San Francisco 49ers rookies report this coming week, with the veterans reporting the following week. It's a time when camp battles begin heating up and discussions ensue about which players will make the final 53-man roster. One...


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone