Aug 17, 2020; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford (55) walks to the field during training camp at SAP Performance Facility. Mandatory Credit: San Francisco 49ers/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

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Report: 49ers to place DE Ford, TE Reed on IR

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford and tight end Jordan Reed will be placed on injured reserve, NBCSportsBayArea.com reported.

Ford has been nursing neck and back injuries for the 49ers, who are also without 2019 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa and fellow defensive lineman Solomon Thomas. Both of those players are out for the season with ACL injuries.

Ford, 29, recorded three tackles while playing on 46 defensive snaps in San Francisco’s 24-20 season-opening loss to the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday.

Reed is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with an MCL sprain sustained in Sunday’s 36-9 win over the New York Giants.

Reed, 30, was injured in the first quarter in the 49ers’ road game at MetLife Stadium, which was also the site of San Francisco’s win over the New York Jets the prior week. In the Week 2 victory, Reed filled in for injured star George Kittle (sprained left knee), posting a team-best seven receptions for 50 yards and two touchdowns.

Reed, who had six productive seasons with Washington from 2013-18 (including a Pro Bowl selection after the 2016 season), sat out the 2019 season after being forced to step away from the game following a series of concussions that threatened his career. Before his two touchdowns on Sept. 20 against the Jets, his most recent scoring catch came in November 2018, and his latest game with multiple touchdowns occurred in October 2017.

Reed owns 340 career receptions for 3,456 yards and 26 touchdowns in 68 games (35 starts).

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