49ers activate DL Ronald Blair from IR
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have activated defensive lineman Ronald Blair and promoted offensive lineman Darrell Williams Jr. from the practice squad.
The 49ers placed receiver Pierre Garcon on injured reserve and released offensive lineman Bryce Harris on Saturday to make room on the roster. Blair and Williams are expected to play Sunday at home against Arizona.
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).
49ers claim DL Xavier Cooper off waivers from Cleveland
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have claimed defensive lineman Xavier Cooper off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.
The 49ers placed defensive lineman Ronald Blair on injured reserve Sunday to make room on the roster for Cooper. Blair has a broken hand and could be designated to return from injured reserve after missing at least eight weeks.
Cooper played 27 games the past two years with Cleveland and had 39 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks. He was waived Saturday.