Austin Walter

Minor NFL Transactions: 5/13/21

Today’s minor moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears

New York Giants

New York Jets

  • Claimed off waivers (from 49ers): RB Austin Walter
  • Waived: RB Pete Guerriero

Seattle Seahawks

  • Signed: S Joshua Moon, DT Walter Palmore, DE Marcus Webb, S LaDarius Wiley

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/17/20

Here are Thursday’s minor moves:

Houston Texans

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers

New York Giants

  • Activated from reserve/COVID-19 list: RB Devonta Freeman; Freeman remains on IR

New York Jets

San Francisco 49ers

Washington Football Team

49ers Place S Jaquiski Tartt On IR

THURSDAY: Shanahan confirmed the team expects Tartt to miss the rest of the season due to turf toe. Tartt is set to be a 2021 free agent.

WEDNESDAY: The 49ers’ injured reserve list will house another starter for the time being. The team placed safety Jaquiski Tartt on IR on Wednesday.

Despite being questionable to suit up for Week 9 with a groin injury, Tartt played in the 49ers’ loss to the Packers. But he left the game because of a foot issue and will now miss at least three weeks.

San Francisco has used Tartt as a first-string safety for most of his career. The 2015 second-round pick has started under three 49ers head coaches. Although the Trent Baalke regime selected Tartt, he signed an extension during the John LynchKyle Shanahan era.

Injuries have been an issue for Tartt throughout his career, however. He landed on IR in 2017 and ’18 and missed four games during the 49ers’ most recent NFC championship season. This year, he follows numerous 49ers in being forced to miss extensive time due to injury.

Tartt will join Nick Bosa, Richard Sherman, George Kittle, Jimmy Garoppolo, Dee Ford and Raheem Mostert as key 49ers on IR. Centers Weston Richburg and Ben Garland, and wide receiver Deebo Samuel, are also currently unavailable. Though, Samuel is not on an injured list.

The 49ers promoted running back Austin Walter to take Tartt’s place on their 53-man roster.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 11/5/20

Here are Thursday’s minor moves:

Baltimore Ravens

  • Activated from reserve/COVID-19 list: LB Matt Judon

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Las Vegas Raiders

Minnesota Vikings

  • Signed off Raiders’ practice squad: CB Dylan Mabin

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list: S Marcus Epps; Epps tested positive for the coronavirus but is believed to be asymptomatic, per Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (Twitter link)

San Francisco 49ers

Tennessee Titans

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/23/20

Today’s practice squad adds and drops:

Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts

Minnesota Vikings

San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

NFC Rumors: Adams, 49ers, Godwin, Penny

George Kittle played through an injury last season, earning Pro Bowl honors despite dealing with a labrum tear. Just prior to Sunday’s Jets game, the 49ers tight end — who suffered an MCL sprain in Week 1 — was believed to be on track to return in Week 3, per ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter. But considering the injury issues the 49ers had on the MetLife Stadium turf, which caused gripes from several San Francisco players, this might not still be the case. Kyle Shanahan said he will take the field conditions — when the 49ers return to MetLife to play the Giants — into account when determining Kittle’s Week 3 availability, per NBC Sports Bay Area’s Jennifer Lee Chan.

Let’s take a look at the latest from the NFC, including news on a few more Pro Bowlers’ respective Week 3 statuses:

  • The 49ers will be down to just three first-round defensive linemen against the Giants. After losing Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas for the season, the 49ers ruled out Dee Ford for a second straight week. Ford, who has suffered a litany of maladies since being traded to San Francisco, has no return timetable, according to Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter). The seventh-year defensive end is currently down with a neck injury, but Matt Barrows of The Athletic notes this has morphed into a back problem (subscription required). Ziggy Ansah serves as the third ex-first-rounder, having signed with the 49ers this week.
  • The Packers appear to have ruled out a long-term absence for top wideout Davante Adams. The standout receiver’s hamstring injury is considered minor, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. Adams is not a lock to face the Saints in Week 3, however. Matt LaFleur halted Adams from returning to action Sunday and may play the long game with Aaron Rodgers‘ top weapon.
  • Good news for the Buccaneers. Chris Godwin figures to be back in uniform Sunday against the Broncos. The Pro Bowl wide receiver cleared the team’s concussion protocol early this week.
  • Pete Carroll indicated Rashaad Penny is ahead of schedule in his ACL rehab, via Brandon Gustafson of 710 AM ESPN Radio Seattle, predicting the third-year running back may well beat a perceived midseason return window. The longtime Seahawks coach, however, generally leans toward optimism regarding his players’ recoveries. That should probably be factored into this assessment. Penny resides on Seattle’s PUP list and cannot make his 2020 debut until at least Week 7. With Chris Carson in a contract year and Carlos Hyde on a one-year deal, how Penny performs in his return from injury figures to be pivotal for the Seahawks’ long-term running back plan.
  • Down Tevin Coleman and likely to be without Raheem Mostert in Week 3, the 49ers brought in three running backs for a Tuesday workout. Paul Perkins, Karan Higdon and Austin Walter are auditioning for the 49ers, Pelissero notes (on Twitter). Perkins was a former Giants fifth-round pick but has not eclipsed 100 rushing yards in a season since 2016.

Patriots Work Out Elijah McGuire

After the Patriots got done smoking the Jets, they took a look at one of their former running backs. On Friday, the Jets auditioned running back Elijah McGuire, as Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle tweets.

McGuire spent the last couple of seasons with the Jets, up until his recent release. The tailback drew solid reviews in Jets practice over the last two years, but his career 3.3 yards per carry average isn’t much to write home about.

Austin Walter, a Rice product, also showed his stuff for the Patriots. Walter recently auditioned for the Texans as well, so he may have an opportunity to stay in the great state of Texas.

If McGuire or Walter wind up with the Pats, they might get to make their New England debut against the Browns on Sunday. And, if they don’t, they might find a spot on the Patriots’ always-growing emergency list.

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NFL Workout Updates: 10/22/19

Here is Tuesday’s summary from the workout circuit:

Atlanta Falcons

Chicago Bears

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Chargers

New England Patriots

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks