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49ers activate Richie James from IR, Darrion Daniels, Kevin White from practice squad

Oct 17, 2020 at 1:53 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers announced that the team has activated made the following roster moves ahead of its matchup on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

  • WR Richie James activated from injured reserve
  • DL Darrion Daniels and WR Kevin White activated from the team's practice squad

Daniels and White are being "flexed" to the active roster and will revert back to the practice after Sunday's game.

James sustained a hamstring injury during the 49ers' Week 1 contest against the Arizona Cardinals. That was after suffering a broken wrist in June. He was activated from the non-football injury list on September 3.

James is a significant contributor on special teams. He was the team's leading kick returner last season, averaging 21.4 yards on his 20 returns. The receiver also led the team in punt returns with 264 yards on 33 returns (8.0-yard average).

San Francisco made James a seventh-round draft pick out of Middle Tennessee State in 2018. He caught 15 passes for 295 yards with two touchdowns in his first two NFL seasons.

The following rundown was provided by the 49ers Communications staff.



James (5-9, 185) was originally placed on the injured reserve list on September 18, 2020.

James will wear number 13.

Daniels (6-3, 311) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 28, 2020, He was waived by the team on September 5 and signed to the team's practice squad the following day

A 22-year-old native of Dallas, TX, Daniels attended the University of Nebraska where he started 11 games and earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors after finishing with 34 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and one interception in 2019. Daniels also spent four years at Oklahoma State (2015-18), where he appeared in 40 games (four starts) and notched 64 tackles, 2.0 sacks, three passes defended, and one interception.

Daniels will wear number 65.

White (6-3, 216) was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears as the seventh overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. Throughout his four-year career with the Bears (2015-18), he has appeared in 14 games (five starts) and registered 25 receptions for 285 yards. On March 15, 2019, White signed with the Arizona Cardinals and was later released on August 22, 2019. He originally signed with the 49ers as a free agent on August 27, 2020, was released by the team on September 5, and signed to the team's practice squad the following day. White was activated from the team's practice squad on October 10, and appeared in San Francisco's Week 5 game versus the Miami Dolphins, prior to reverting back to the practice squad on October 12.

A 28-year-old native of Emmaus, PA, White spent two years (2013-14) at West Virginia University where he appeared in 24 games (22 starts) and finished with 144 receptions for 1,954 yards and 15 touchdowns. As a senior in 2014, White earned All-America and First-Team All-Big 12 honors after finishing the season with 109 receptions for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns. White transferred to West Virginia after two years (2011-12) at Lackawanna (PA) College where he tallied 36 receptions for 535 yards and six touchdowns.

White will wear number 14.





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