Richard Sherman and Raheem Mostert among nine players added to active roster by San Francisco 49ers


SANTA CLARA, Calif .– The shorthanded San Francisco 49ers won’t be so skinny for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Niners made a flurry of roster moves on Saturday afternoon, adding nine players to the active roster via four avenues.

Most notable was the activation of injured reserve cornerback Richard Sherman (calf) and running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr., both struggling with ankle sprains.

San Francisco also activated left tackle Trent Williams and reserve / COVID-19 linebacker Joe Walker, a pair of moves that are a bit surprising a day after coach Kyle Shanahan said he believed there was an outward chance that Williams was. activated. However, both players are considered questionable to play against the Rams after not training all week.

Williams, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, was considered at high risk due to his cancer survivor status, but was able to pass protocols to be cleared to return.

Additionally, the 49ers activated training squad defensive lineman Alex Barrett and bred offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom and defensive linemen Darrion Daniels and Willie Henry Jr. to replace COVID-19. .

Of the nine 49ers who started the week on the reserve / COVID-19 list, the 49ers have now activated five. Defensive tackle DJ Jones, wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, defensive end Jordan Willis and tight end Daniel Helm remain on that list.

With all the moving parts and three players – linebackers Azeez Al-Shaair and Dre Greenlaw and tight end Jordan Reed – classified as questionable due to illnesses that prevented them from training on the weekend, the Niners were limited. to walk. through practices every day except Wednesday this week.

“Wednesday I thought we had a great practice, a lot of energy, especially all the time we had been there,” said Shanahan. “I thought the guys were eager to start. It was a huge challenge on the D-Line simply because our team of four D-lineman scouts had to go back and forth during the whole practice, just because of the guys we missed.

“Everyone, I thought it was a bit fairer. So, I absolutely loved Wednesday. But Thursday, when we lost these other guys, it just became a visit and everything. The guys were in it, locked in, but I wish I could have gotten more out of it, but those are the circumstances right now. ”


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