Curtis Robinson

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 12/27/22

Today’s practice squad transactions:

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Denver Broncos

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

49ers Activate DT Javon Kinlaw From IR

DECEMBER 23: Kinlaw is back on San Francisco’s active roster. The team has one IR activation remaining. It is expected to be used on running back Elijah Mitchell, who is out until January with his second MCL sprain of the season. San Francisco waived linebacker Curtis Robinson, one of its previous IR-return activations, to make room on its roster.

DECEMBER 22: The 49ers will soon be getting some reinforcement. Coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters (including Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury via Twitter) that he expects defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw to be activated for Saturday’s game the Commanders. GM John Lynch also expressed optimism that Kinlaw will be able to return from his lingering knee issues.

“He’s practiced really well, and everything’s holding up really well,” Lynch told KNBR’s Markus Boucher and Marcus Thompson today (h/t to 49ersWebzone.com). “Now, we’ve got to all kind of put our heads together, the medical folks, our health and performance staff, the doctors, and then our coaching staff and front office, and just talk about the best plan for him.

“It’s something that we’re in constant conversation [about], but it’s also fluid. You have to constantly monitor and think, What’s the best thing for Javon? What’s the best thing for our team? I think that stands for this week as well. But I do know it was a really welcome sight to have him out there. I know he’s very encouraged about how he feels.”

A torn ACL limited Kinlaw to only four games in 2021, but he managed to return from the injury in time for the 2022 regular season. The defensive lineman started three games for San Francisco before suffering more knee issues, leading to his placement on injured reserve.

The 2020 first-round pick earned PFWA All-Rookie Team honors after finishing with 33 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He’s been limited to only seven games over the past two years, collecting 10 tackles. The 49ers defensive line has lost Hassan Ridgeway and Kevin Givens to injuries recently, but the team will get some extra bulk with the return of Kinlaw and Arik Armstead.

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/15/22

Today’s minor moves around the league:

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

Dallas Cowboys

Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/12/22

Today’s minor NFL transactions:

Arizona Cardinals

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

  • Waived: CB Thomas Graham Jr.

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Miami Dolphins

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Minor NFL Transactions: 9/1/22

Teams continue to tinker with their rosters after hundreds of players were cut earlier this week. We’ve tracked all of today’s minor moves below:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

New York Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Wednesday NFL Transactions: NFC West

Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline Tuesday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters. In addition to waiver claims, teams can begin constructing their 16-man practice squads today. These 49ersCardinals, Rams and Seahawks moves are noted below.

Here are Wednesday’s NFC West transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day.

Arizona Cardinals

Claimed:

Waived:

Signed to practice squad:

Los Angeles Rams

Signed to practice squad:

San Francisco 49ers

Signed:

Claimed:

Placed on IR:

Released from IR:

Signed to practice squad:

Seattle Seahawks

Signed:

Claimed:

Waived:

  • LB Joshua Onujiogu

Placed on IR:

Reverted to IR:

Signed to practice squad:

49ers Set 53-Man Roster, Plan To Place S Jimmie Ward On IR

The 49ers’ 53-man roster is set, with a couple of exceptions. Multiple players included among Tuesday’s cuts will be back with the team. Some will also stick around via the practice squad. Here is how San Francisco reached the 53-man limit:

Released:

Waived:

Kroft and Willis will be on the 53-man roster soon, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, who notes (via Twitter) the two have agreed to re-sign with the 49ers. Each is a vested veteran, allowing them to skip the waiver process. A Bengals draftee, Kroft spent two seasons in Buffalo and was with the Jets in 2021. A rotational D-lineman, Willis has been with the 49ers since 2020.

These two will take the roster spots of Jimmie Ward and linebacker Curtis Robinson, who will each be placed on IR. By waiting until Wednesday to move each to IR, the 49ers will ensure Ward and Robinson can play in 2022. Ward suffered what appears to be a significant hamstring injury and will miss at least the first four games this season.

Hasty has resided as a fill-in back for the 49ers over the past two seasons; they have needed him in each. The team currently rosters Elijah Mitchell, Jeff Wilson, Trey Sermon and rookie Tyrion Davis-Price at running back. Snead and Turner signed with the 49ers this offseason; each has practice squad eligibility. Teams can carry up to six vested veterans on their 16-man taxi squads. Mr. Irrelevant Brock Purdy beat out Sudfeld for the 49ers’ No. 3 QB job. Offset language exists in Sudfeld’s deal, Maiocco tweets, allowing the 49ers to potentially be off the hook for the $2MM they guaranteed him.

Kyle Shanahan confirmed Tuesday that Jimmy Garoppoloback after taking a pay cut — will be Trey Lance‘s top backup. While this would have been quite the gamble, Shanahan said Purdy would have been Lance’s backup had Garoppolo not accepted the pay cut (Twitter link via Maiocco).

NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 2/2/22

Today’s reserve/futures deals from around the NFL:

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

San Francisco 49ers

NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/31/22

Today’s reserve/futures deals from around the NFL:

San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL COVID-19 List Updates: 1/8/22

Today’s updates for the reserve/COVID-19 and practice squad/COVID-19 lists:

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Minnesota Vikings

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Washington Football Team