49ers WR Bourne back on COVID list; CB Sherman can practice
San Francisco wide receiver Kendrick Bourne is back on the reserve/COVID-19 list, landing there Monday for the second time in less than a week.
The 49ers placed Bourne on the list last Wednesday after he tested positive, shutting down the team facilities in the process per league protocols. Contact tracing also led to receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel, along with offensive tackle Trent Williams, going on the COVID-19 list, as well, as all four players missed San Francisco’s 34-17 loss to Green Bay on Thursday.
The club activated all four players on Friday after Bourne registered back-to-back negative tests.
The 49ers did not provide any additional information on why Bourne was placed back on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Bourne, 25, has 25 catches for 352 yards and a touchdown this season. He has 113 grabs for 1,454 yards and 10 scores in four NFL seasons, all with the 49ers.
Among the other moves the team announced Monday was the opening of a 21-day practice window for Richard Sherman as the star cornerback tries to rejoin the team following a calf injury in Week 1 that landed him on injured reserve. San Francisco has three weeks to move Sherman to the active roster or be forced to place him on injured reserve for the rest of the season.
In his third season with the 49ers, Sherman, 32, has 102 tackles, three interceptions, one sack and 15 passes defended with San Francisco. He had 32 interceptions in seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.
Also on Monday, the 49ers promoted receiver River Cracraft and safety Johnathan Cyprien to the active roster from the team’s practice squad and signed receiver Chris Finke to the practice squad.
–Field Level Media