Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports


49ers place WR Torrey Smith on IR, promote LB Wynton McManis

Dec 23, 2016 at 11:08 AM--


The San Francisco 49ers announced today that the team has placed WR Torrey Smith on injured reserve, ending his season. He is the 17th 49ers player to be placed on injured reserve in 2016.

Smith suffered a concussion on December 11 against the New York Jets and missed the team's game this past Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. He has not practiced over the past two weeks.

Smith had started 12 games this season, recording 20 receptions for 267 yards and three touchdowns. Smith was selected as the team's nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for this year.

While on KNBR 680 this week, Smith would not commit to playing on Saturday or even the rest of the season. "My health is the most important thing," Smith said. "I want to make sure that I'm fine to go and then I can play."

RELATED Torrey Smith doesn't commit to playing on Saturday against Rams

Only two teams have more players on injured reserve than San Francisco. They are the Chicago Bears with 19 and the San Diego Chargers with 18.

To take Smith's place on the roster, the team has activated LB Wynton McManis from the practice squad. He was originally signed by the team as an undrafted free agent on May 12. McManis appeared in 47 games, registered 110 tackles, and three sacks during his four-year career at the University of Memphis. In 2015, he appeared in 13 games and recorded 62 tackles, three sacks, and one fumble recovery.

While McManis played outside linebacker at Memphis, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area believed that he had the size (6-1, 225 lbs) to make him a better fit at inside linebacker, where the team has been thin at all season – more so now due to multiple injuries.

Related News





Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



George Kittle spoke with Deebo Samuel, says 49ers WR is 'in a good place'

By David Bonilla
10 hrs

The drama surrounding Deebo Samuel has died down a bit. Much of that is due to the San Francisco 49ers not granting his trade request ahead of the draft. By not doing so, the team declared that they believe the relationship with their do-everything wideout can be mended. George Kittle has been making the media rounds today. Of course, among the questions directed toward the All-Pro tight end involves the status of Samuel. After all, it's a storyline that dominated NFL headlines heading into the draft. "I actually talked to him a few days ago," Kittle said on The Pat McAfee Show. "Yeah, he seemed like he was in a good mood. He was hanging out with his kid, who he just had. ... I didn't ask about his contract, so we were just talking about other things,



Frank Gore has this high praise for 49ers WR Deebo Samuel

By David Bonilla
May 7

When Frank Gore speaks, San Francisco 49ers fans listen. The man is an icon in the hearts of The Faithful. The former NFL running back, who remains the 49ers' all-time leading rusher, has a lot of love for his first NFL team too, always keeping up with new developments and often sharing his opinion on the team he admires most. Gore voiced his opinion on Friday, responding to a tweet asking fans to name the best wide receiver in the NFL. Gore's answer? Deebo Samuel. Not only did he call Samuel the best wide receiver, but he took it further, calling him the "best player all-around" in the NFL (h/t The Spun). That is some high praise from the future Hall



10 impactful undrafted free agent signings for the 49ers over the past five seasons

By Kirk Larrabee
May 7

Undrafted free agents play an integral role these days for every NFL team, with the San Francisco 49ers certainly being among the teams to have gotten some significant contributions from the undrafted players they've discovered over the past few years. The 49ers haven't hit on all their draft picks during the Lynch-Shanahan era at a level they would have liked, but their undrafted free agent signings have played a large enough role to help make their roster one of the most talented in the NFL. Here's a look at ten undrafted players the 49ers signed and developed during the Lynch-Shanahan era who went on to make a mark on Sundays. 10. RB JaMycal Hasty (2020, Baylor) - Hasty has helped on offense and on special teams over the past two seasons. He



Why Trey Lance will help 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk reach his full potential

By Bob Heyrman
May 8

Don't be surprised to see Brandon Aiyuk breakout with Trey Lance under center in 2022 for the San Francisco 49ers. Just when many of us expected the Arizona State product to take a significant step forward in year two, he clearly began the year as an afterthought in the 49ers' offense. As a rookie, Aiyuk proved to be the perfect complement to star receiver Deebo Samuel and tight end George Kittle hauling in 60 receptions, for 748 yards, and five touchdowns on 96 targets. Aiyuk also scored a pair of rushing touchdowns on six carries. Last season, the 24-year-old Aiyuk only had 13 receptions on


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone