Feb 2, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel (19) runs with the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

49ers activate WR Samuel, promote RB Hasty to roster

The San Francisco 49ers activated wide receiver Deebo Samuel from injured reserve and promoted running back JaMycal Hasty to the active roster, the team announced Saturday.

The 49ers also placed defensive end Dee Ford and tight end Jordan Reed on injured reserve.

Samuel broke his foot during the offseason and has missed all three games for the 49ers (2-1), who host the Philadelphia Eagles (0-2-1) on Sunday night.

The 24-year-old Samuel caught 57 passes for 802 yards and three touchdowns during his rookie season in 2019.

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said he will pick his spots per utilizing Samuel against the Eagles.

“It is his first time back, we have got to be smart with that,” Shanahan said. “I know he’ll be out there but it won’t be his normal role, that’s for sure.”

Hasty, 24, had two carries for nine yards in a brief call-up with fellow running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman injured.

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.

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).

Cornerback Jamar Taylor and linebacker Joe Walker were also promoted from the practice squad on Saturday. They will return there after the game.

–Field Level Media

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

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).

–Field Level Media

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

49ers DE Ford (neck) ruled out vs. Jets

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford was downgraded from questionable to out for Sunday’s game against the host New York Jets.

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

Defensive end Kerry Hyder is expected to see additional playing time in place of the 29-year-old Ford, who has collected 154 tackles and 11 forced fumbles in 79 career games (43 starts) with the Kansas City Chiefs and 49ers.

Two-time Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle (knee) and cornerback Jason Verrett (hamstring) were ruled out against the Jets (0-1) on Friday. The 49ers also placed cornerback Richard Sherman on injured reserve earlier in the week.

Also on Saturday, the 49ers promoted center Hroniss Grasu from the practice squad.

–Field Level Media

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

Kittle (ankle), DE Ford (neck) miss practice for 49ers

Tight end George Kittle (ankle) and defensive end Dee Ford (neck) did not practice Thursday for the San Francisco 49ers.

Kittle missed practice for the second consecutive day as did wide receiver Richie James (hamstring). Coach Kyle Shanahan has said Kittle does not need to practice in order to play during Week 2 against the New York Jets on Sunday.

Ford played Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals and was a full participant on Wednesday. However, defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said Thursday he wasn’t too concerned.

The 49ers’ secondary is ravaged by injuries as cornerback Jason Verrett (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, a day after Richard Sherman was put on injured reserve. Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (concussion protocol) was upgraded to limited participant. He would replace Sherman if he’s able to play Sunday.

Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk and center Ben Garland were both full participants in Thursday’s practice. Both players missed Week 1.

–Field Level Media