The 49ers on Tuesday announced five players were placed on injury lists upon the early reporting date for training camp.
The positive news is defensive back Jimmie Ward and defensive lineman Darnell Dockett, neither of whom particpated in the 49ers’ offseason program due to season-ending injuries of 2014, were medically cleared for on-field work.
Ward, the 49ers’ first-round draft pick last year, saw his rookie season come to an end when he re-fractured his right foot in a November game against the New Orleans Saints. He was the 49ers’ nickel back as a rookie.
Dockett’s final season with the Arizona Cardinals ended before it began when he tore his right ACL on Aug. 18 during training camp. The 49ers were cautious with the 11-year veteran upon signing him to a two-year, $7.5 million contract.
On Tuesday, the 49ers announced center Daniel Kilgore, who sustained a fractured lower leg last season, was placed on active/physically unable to perform. Also, running back Carlos Hyde, outside linebacker Aaron Lynch, offensive lineman Trent Brown and wide receiver DeAndre Smelter were placed on active/non-football injury.
Hyde, Brown and Lynch are not believed to have injury that will keep them out much practice action. The 49ers’ first full-squad practice is Saturday, and indications are that all could be activated to take part in that workout at Levi’s Stadium.
Rookies, quarterbacks and players returning from injuries were scheduled to report on Monday. The rest of the is required to report to training camp on Friday.
Players placed on either list can be activated at any time before the final cuts of training camp. Those players continue to count against the team’s 90-player roster limit.