Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


49ers re-sign DE Jordan Willis, TE Tyler Kroft after placing Jimmie Ward, Curtis Robinson on IR

Aug 31, 2022 at 2:36 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers kept safety Jimmie Ward and linebacker Curtis Robinson on the 53-man roster despite both players dealing with injuries. Ward is recovering from a hamstring injury suffered in practice, while Robinson suffered an ankle injury during the team's preseason finale against the Houston Texans.

Had the two been placed on injured reserve before Tuesday's roster cut-down deadline, their seasons would have been over. However, by waiting until after the deadline, both are eligible to return after missing a minimum of four games.

The 49ers announced that they have officially placed Ward and Robinson on injured reserve. To take their roster spots, the team is re-signing two players released on Tuesday—defensive end Jordan Willis and tight end Tyler Kroft—to one-year deals.

The additions were not unexpected. Willis and Kroft had already agreed to return to the 49ers after Ward and Robinson were placed on injured reserve.


Kroft rejoins a tight end room that includes George Kittle, Ross Dwelley, and Charlie Woerner. Willis becomes the 10th defensive lineman on the roster.

The 49ers also officially announced that the team has claimed guard Blake Hance, a move reported earlier today. San Francisco also announced that it has waived running back Trey Sermon, first reported by ESPN's Field Yates.

Related News





LISTEN

Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



Jimmie Ward on what makes Jimmy Garoppolo a 49ers locker room favorite, why he expects to hit free agency

By David Bonilla
Nov 29

Jimmy Garoppolo is playing some sound football. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has had his share of critics over the years, but his team has won four consecutive games now and sits alone atop the NFC West. In Week 11, the offense seemed to be firing on all cylinders. Then, in Week 12, the defense took over and shut out the New Orleans Saints. Garoppolo's popularity inside the 49ers locker room has been well-documented. But what is it about the quarterback that makes him so likable among his teammates? "Because everybody sees kind of what goes on," 49ers safety Jimmie Ward said Tuesday morning on KNBR's Murph & Mac show. "Everybody always hears the outside noise when it comes to Jimmy G. We see the adversity that he has [faced], the perseverance



With Elijah Mitchell out, 49ers RB Jordan Mason will get his chance to shine

By Rohan Chakravarthi
Nov 28

Since the beginning of the offseason, San Francisco 49ers running back Jordan Mason has made the most of his opportunities, earning praise for his hard-nosed, physical running style that embodied an NFL player. However, due to a variety of circumstances, Mason has yet to see significant NFL action. After Elijah Mitchell suffered a sprained MCL in Week 1, Mason could've seen opportunities behind Jeff Wilson in San Francisco's running back rotation, given his performance in the offseason and style of play. But, the 49ers opted for a different direction, utilizing Wilson as a bell-cow back, significantly decreasing the team's efficiency on the ground, before involving veteran Tevin Coleman, who had a short stint on the active



49ers rookie RBs Jordan Mason and Ty Davis-Price to get opportunities vs. Dolphins

By David Bonilla
Dec 2

The San Francisco 49ers running back depth chart took a hit on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Elijah Mitchell exited the game with a knee injury. Later, tests revealed that the second-year player suffered his second MCL sprain of the season and would miss six to eight weeks. Then Christian McCaffrey exited late in the game, dealing with some knee irritation. He is expected to be suited up this weekend against the Miami Dolphins. However, the injury on Sunday left the 49ers to rely on rookie running back Jordan Mason—known to his coaches and teammates as "J.P."—to carry the load and secure the shutout victory. Mason



Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins wishes he could box 49ers' Charvarius Ward

By David Bonilla
Nov 26

There's a player-player rivalry brewing in the NFC West. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is ready for a bout with San Francisco 49ers cornerback Charvarius Ward, and he's not talking about the Week 18 rematch between the two teams in January. Following this past Monday night's win over the Cardinals in Mexico City, Ward criticized Hopkins following the 49ers' 38-10 victory. "He was getting locked up. He was doing some dirty things," Ward said. "He tried to clip me, he grabbed me by the throat. He grabbed my facemask on one play, so I don't respect his game. That's steroid boy." That last part is a jab regarding


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone