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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-12)
New faces: DE Dee Ford, DE Nick Bosa, LB Kwon Alexander, RB Tevin Coleman, WR Deebo Samuel, WR Jalen Hurd, CB Jason Verrett.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead has been sidelined by a hamstring injury.
The 49ers announced Tuesday that Armstead is week-to-week because of the injury. The team also said tight end Cole Hikutini will miss practice this week with a groin injury and right guard Joshua Garnett is day to day with a knee injury.
49ers pick up 5th-year option on DE Arik Armstead
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have exercised the fifth-year option to keep defensive end Arik Armstead under contract through 2019.
The team announced the move Monday to pick up the option worth about $9 million. The deal is guaranteed for injury and will become fully guaranteed next March.
Armstead was taken 17th overall in 2015. He has six sacks and 56 tackles in 30 career games. Armstead played just six games last year before a season-ending broken hand.
49ers sign DLs Leger Douzable, Tony McDaniel
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive linemen Leger Douzable and Tony McDaniel to one-year deals.
The 49ers placed defensive lineman Arik Armstead on injured reserve Tuesday with a broken hand and released tight end Logan Paulsen to make room on the roster.
Douzable has played 107 games over the past eight years with 6 ½ sacks, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery. He joined the Niners in August but was released on Sept. 3.
49ers DL Arik Armstead to have surgery on broken hand
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive lineman Arik Armstead broke his hand during the 49ers' loss in Washington and will need surgery, coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday.
Armstead, a first-round pick in 2015, will miss significant time for a second straight season after having shoulder surgery that cost him the final eight games of 2016. He may go on injured reserve, where he would join fellow defensive ends Tank Carradine (ankle) and Ronald Blair (wrist).
No nostalgia for Goff as he leads Rams back to Bay Area
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff knows what to expect Thursday.
The Los Angeles Rams quarterback played at Levi's Stadium in college against future San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman DeForest Buckner. Goff also faced fellow first-round picks Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas during his college career. And the former California star isn't caught up in his return to the Bay Area and another chance to play in front of familiar faces.
Wilson’s escape act helps Seahawks top 49ers 12-9
SEATTLE (AP) — After 7 ½ quarters of offensive inefficiency, the Seattle Seahawks finally broke the seal on the goal line.
It took some more magic from quarterback Russell Wilson to make it happen and avoid an 0-2 start.
Wilson avoided two potential sacks and found Paul Richardson in the front corner of the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown with 7:06 left and the Seahawks held on for an unsightly 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
49ers Preview Capsule
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-14)
New faces: Coach Kyle Shanahan, QB Brian Hoyer, WR Pierre Garcon, WR Marquise Goodwin, WR Aldrick Robinson, DE Elvis Dumervil, DT Earl Mitchell, RB Kyle Juszczyk, OL Laken Tomlinson, K Robbie Gould, DC Robert Saleh; rookies DL Solomon Thomas, LB Reuben Foster, QB C.J. Beathard, TE George Kittle.
49ers DT Chris Jones earning more playing time
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Chris Jones provided a nice boost to the defense last week and coach Chip Kelly said the third-year player has earned more playing time.
Jones helped the 49ers hold Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi to just 45 yards on 18 carries in Jones' first start and first game being active since being signed on Nov. 8 to replace injured defensive lineman Arik Armstead.
San Francisco 49ers Preview Capsule
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (5-11)
New faces: Coach Chip Kelly, OL Anthony Davis, WR Jeremy Kerley, WR Rod Streater, LG Zane Beadles, rookies DE DeForest Buckner, OL Joshua Garnett, CB Rashard Robinson.
Key losses: Coach Jim Tomsula, WR Anquan Boldin, G Alex Boone, DL Ian Williams, RB Reggie Bush, RG Jordan Devey, returner/RB Jarryd Hayne.