Here is the latest addition to San Francisco. More injuries have arisen for the 49ers, forcing them to change a previous strategy. But the 4-3 squad also received some good news on the health front.
- Dante Pettis appears to be out of the trading block. The 49ers lost Deebo Samuel and Richie James injuries in their victory over the Patriots, and Kyle Shanahan said the team were no longer likely to trade Pettis, via Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News (on Twitter). Shanahan had previously confirmed the team were trying to handle the wide open of the 2018 second round, which fell out of favor after showing flashes as a rookie. Pettis may soon have another chance. The former Washington Huskies star has played sparingly on offense and special teams this season, but hasn’t caught a pass in nearly a year.
- As for Samuel, he is ready for another absence of several weeks. The second-year wide receiver has suffered hamstring strain that will prevent him from making Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. Shanahan expects his No.1 gap to miss San Francisco’s Week 9 game against Green Bay as well. Samuel didn’t have much time to build on his strong rookie season, with this hamstring setback after missing a few months with a broken foot.
- While Jeff Wilson became the last of the 49ers to come back down, the team received some good news regarding a member of their backfield. The designated 49ers Tevin Coleman to return from the IR on Wednesday, opening the door for the veteran playing in Seattle after a six-week absence. If Coleman returns, the 49ers will only have two backs – Wilson and Raheem Mostert. The 49ers also nominated Jordan Reed and K’Waun Williams to output IR. The team has three weeks to activate their IR-DTR readers.
- The fifth of San Francisco’s running backs to see the weather this season, JaMycal Hasty, chose to stay in San Francisco despite the departure offers. Three teams expressed interest in poaching Hasty out of the 49ers training squad, by agent Scott Casterline, but the UDFA rookie preferred to stay and wait for an opportunity with a known team to use the running committees. back under Shanahan, Matt Maiocco of NBC Notes of Sports Bay Area. Hasty, now on the team’s 53-man roster, is averaging 5.2 yards per carry in three games.
- Before signing the offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom to their practice squad, the 49ers also brought the former Bears starter Ted Larsen and ex-dolphins first player Evan Boehm for training. The 49ers, who should be without a starting center Weston Richburg until maybe week 12, replacement lost I am Garland recently.