49ers activate Aldon Smith, place Jimmie Ward on IR

The San Francisco 49ers activated outside linebacker Aldon Smith to the 53-man roster following his suspension.

They placed cornerback Jimmie Ward on injured reserve, ending his season.

Ward has a foot injury.

The 49ers didn't activate nose tackle Glenn Dorsey.

He remains on injured reserve with a torn biceps.

The 49ers had a roster exemption for Smith, who spent the first nine games on the suspended list.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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