LISTEN: Reacting to John Lynch & Kyle Shanahan Presser + Injury Concerns Ahead of Camp →
placeholder image

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

49ers elevate two players from practice squad for Week 1 vs. Steelers

Rohan Chakravarthi
Sep 9, 2023 at 1:45 PM

Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
In a flurry of roster moves on Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers announced that they will be elevating two players from the practice squad to the active roster for Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers: defensive end Austin Bryant, who officially signed to the practice squad on Saturday, and linebacker Curtis Robinson.

Bryant has been in a number of moves recently, as he was initially cut on the 53-man cutdown date before being immediately re-signed to the active roster following moves to Injured Reserve(IR).

However, following the announcement of Nick Bosa's deal, Bryant was cut as a corresponding move, and now has been re-signed to the practice squad.

In other moves, the 49ers activated Bosa from the reserve/did not report list to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game, while also releasing kicker Matthew Wright from the practice squad to make room for Bryant.

With Bryant earning one of three possible elevations from the practice squad this season, the 49ers will now have Bosa, Bryant, Drake Jackson, and Clelin Ferrell as their top defensive ends on Sunday, barring any inactive listings, while Kerry Hyder could serve as a versatile piece both inside and outside.

Robinson likely earns the call-up for his special teams capabilities, which could lead to one of the other linebackers, possibly a rookie, earning an "inactive" slate for Week 1.

Related News

Enjoy this article? Follow us to never miss more!

Powered by


More San Francisco 49ers News

placeholder image

Tom Pelissero says 49ers' Brock Purdy has been a top-10 QB the past two years

By Marc Adams
Jul 20

When ESPN released its list of top-10 NFL quarterbacks, based on votes by nearly 80 league executives, coaches, and scouts, one name was missing that many believed should have been included. Whenever there's a list such as this, there will always be players not included who...

placeholder image

Four 49ers players selected in UFL draft

By David Bonilla
Jul 17

The United Football League (UFL) kicked off its 2024 draft today, and four San Francisco 49ers players were selected by the spring league. Running back Cody Schrader, defensive lineman Evan Anderson, offensive lineman Braison Mays, and quarterback Tanner Mordecai were among...

placeholder image

These seven 49ers landed on PFF's top 50 players of 2024

By David Bonilla
Jul 19

For those wondering, no, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy did not make Pro Football Focus' ranking of the top 50 players in the NFL ahead of the 2024 season. However, seven of his teammates did. The highest-ranked 49ers player was offensive tackle Trent Williams, who...

placeholder image

ESPN names 49ers' Ji'Ayir Brown among NFL's best under-the-radar players

By David Bonilla
11 hrs

San Francisco 49ers safety Ji'Ayir Brown has caught the eye of analysts after an impressive rookie season. ESPN recently highlighted Brown in their latest edition of the annual "Best Under-the-Radar Players" list, recognizing his potential to become an impactful NFL player...


Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone