49ers re-sign DB Jimmie Ward to 1-year deal
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed defensive back Jimmie Ward to a one-year deal.
The team announced the deal on Monday after agreeing to terms last week on a...
49ers get off to busy start in free agency
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers opened the new league year Wednesday by acquiring the defensive playmaker the team was sorely lacking in edge rusher Dee Ford.
Free Agency-49ers Capsule
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DB Jimmie Ward, WR Pierre Garcon, LB Mark Nzeocha, RB Alfred Morris, P Bradley Pinion, S Antone Exum, LS Kyle Nelson.
Redskins short-handed on offense against Cowboys
Washington's offense is without a trio of key playmakers for Sunday's game against visiting Dallas.
Receivers Paul Richardson (shoulder and knee injuries) and Jamison Crowder (ankle) are inactive as well as third-down back Chris Thompson (rib and knee).
They are three of QB Alex Smith's top four targets so far this season, with Thompson leading the Redskins with 26 catches so far. Richardson ranks third on the team with 16, and Crowder is next with 13.
Tempers flare as 49ers, Texans practice together
HOUSTON (AP) — There was plenty of intensity on Wednesday when the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers met in the first of two joint practices before this weekend's preseason game.
A little too much in fact, with Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins and 49ers safety Jimmie Ward being kicked out of practice after getting into a scuffle on the first play of receiver drills.
49ers’ Richard Sherman sidelined by hamstring strain
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco newcomer Richard Sherman will miss the next week of training camp and the 49ers' preseason opener after straining a hamstring in practice Friday.
"We're definitely going to rest him at least a week," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Saturday. "We don't think it should be long term. It's Grade 1, it's a little higher than we expected so we got to be careful with that."
49ers sign DB Antone Exum Jr.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive back Antone Exum Jr. to a one-year contract.
San Francisco placed offensive lineman Garry Gilliam on injured reserve with a knee injury Tuesday to make room on the roster.
Exum played 27 games for Minnesota after being drafted in the sixth round in 2014. He spent all of last season on injured reserve and was waived by the Vikings in September.
Banged-up 49ers will place S Ward, T Gilliam on IR
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — About the only thing piling up faster than the losses for the winless San Francisco 49ers is the injuries.
Coach Kyle Shanahan opened his Monday news conference by updating the health status of nine players. The most notable of those were starting safety Jimmie Ward heading to injured reserve with a broken arm and backup right tackle Garry Gilliam going to IR with a knee injury.
Safeties Tartt, Ward active for 49ers vs. Rams
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward are active for the San Francisco 49ers despite being listed as questionable on the injury report.
Tartt is dealing with a neck injury and Ward has been bothered by a hamstring injury, but both will play against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. Starting strong safety Eric Reid is out with a knee injury.
49ers face questions at safety ahead of season opener
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The 49ers are still deciding who's going to play free safety in the season opener against the Panthers.
Expected starter Jimmie Ward's status remains up in the air while he's been a limited participant in practice this week after suffering a hamstring injury July 27 that prevented him from playing in the preseason.
49ers S Jimmie Ward returns from hamstring injury
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward has been taken off the physically unable to perform list after missing nearly four weeks of practice with a hamstring injury.
Ward was cleared to return on Wednesday and took part in practice on a limited basis. Ward hurt his hamstring doing the conditioning test on July 27 and has been sidelined ever since.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have exercised the fifth-year option on defensive back Jimmie Ward for the 2018 season.
Ward signed a four-year contract after being picked 30th overall in 2014. The 49ers had until Wednesday to decide whether to exercise an option for 2018 and opted Monday to keep Ward under contract. The deal for the fifth year will be guaranteed for injury only.
49ers lose Ward and Patton to injured reserve
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Cornerback Jimmie Ward and receiver Quinton Patton exited the team's 41-13 loss Sunday in Atlanta and will be unavailable for the final two games, joining a slew of starters on the shelf.
"That's just the nature of this league," offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said Tuesday. "I wouldn't say we are the only ones that have to deal with (injury problems)."
DT Dorsey, TE McDonald out for 49ers vs. Cardinals
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey and tight end Vance McDonald are among the players inactive for the San Francisco 49ers against the Arizona Cardinals.
Cornerback Jimmie Ward (quadriceps) and defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (foot) had already been ruled out of Thursday night's game. Dorsey is being held out with a knee injury and McDonald is missing his second straight game with an injured hip.
49ers looking for replacements for cornerback Jimmie Ward
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward is week-to-week with a quad strain, the team announced Tuesday. He left Sunday's loss to the Seahawks with the non-contact injury after covering a kickoff in the second quarter.
That likely leaves coordinator Jim O'Neil to find a replacement for one of the most valuable members of his secondary in time for a visit from Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys' eighth-ranked offense Sunday.
SANTA CLARA -- Jimmie Ward's versatility and playmaking ability should make him an every-down defender this season for the youth-laden 49ers. One play reinforced that notion Tuesday.