The 49ers team on Saturday triggered two injured reserve players who played a key role in the team’s Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Returning Tevin Coleman is back on the 53-man roster after spending the past Sunday year sparing a knee injury. Coleman will replace Jeff Wilson, who 49ers is on the bench injured with a high ankle sprain.
The 49ers also activated nickel back on K’Waun Williams, who is likely to have a busy day fending off Seattle’s dynamic pass attack. Williams will face regular head-to-head with recipient Tyler Lockett, who lead the Seahawks with 45 receptions in 542 yards and seven taps. Williams sidelined three previous games with a knee sprain.
During the other roster changes, the 49ers raised the River Cracraft wide receiver and secured Johnathan Cyprien from the practice team.
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The Seahawks (5-1) enter Sunday as the top team at the crowded NFC West, ahead of the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams (both 5-2), as well as 49ers (4-3).
Coleman started 11 games for the 49ers last season. He could return to the starting line-up in Seattle with Raheem Mostert and Wilson on the bench injured. Coleman is expected to share the workload at full-back with Jerick McKinnon and rookie JaMycal Hasty.
Last season, Coleman dashed 544 yards and six regular season touches with an average of 4.0 yards per shot. Through half of the game this season, Coleman has only had 30 jumps in 18 times.
49ers lowered receiver Richie James (ankle) wide and Jaquiski Tartt (groin) safe to go out. They didn’t make the trip to Seattle.
The 49ers also downgraded the defenders of Kentavius Street (illness) to a suspicious level. They are not expected to match defender Kwon Alexander (ankle), who is listed as a suspect.
The safety of Jimmie Ward (quadricep) is a matter of concern.
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The 49ers failed to trigger Jordan Reed’s tight end after opening his workout window on Wednesday. Reed is expected to be disqualified for the action game on Thursday, when the 49ers face off against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium. He is still on the bench with a knee injury he encountered in Week 3 before the New York Giants.
Jordan Reed has had a strong start this season with 11 tackles at 85 yards and two touches in three matches.
The Seahawks made four roster changes on Saturday, including activating former 49ers defensive defender DJ Reed off the list of non-football injuries. Seattle also triggered Colby Parkinson’s tight endings and enhanced late / tight defense Stephen Sullivan and winger Jayson Stanley off the training squad.
The 49ers gave up DJ Reed in August after he had a chest torn during an out-of-season training session. Reed appeared in 31 games in his first two seasons with 49ers after the club picked him up in the fifth round of the 2018 draft.