San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch announced that the team will be placing rookie linebacker Donavin Newsom on injured reserve. Newsom suffered a concussion during the final minutes of a training camp practice on August 8 and was transported to Stanford Medical Center via an ambulance. The injury took place during a collision with safety Chanceller James, who is also on injured reserve following an ACL injury.

Newsom's actual designation will be "waived/injured," which means that another team can claim him. Given the injury status, that is unlikely to happen and the linebacker would then revert back to the 49ers' injured reserve list.

Newsom was signed as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Missouri. In 2016, he led the Tigers with 73 tackles, 5.5 of which were for a loss, while starting 11 of the 12 games he appeared in. Newsom also compiled three sacks, four passes defensed, and a forced fumble last year.