The 49ers announced today that they have officially placed Walt Harris on the Injured Reserve list for his ACL injury. Additionally, Ricky Jean-Francois has been placed on the non-football illness list.
The Harris move is certainly not a surprise. After all, unless you're Jerry Rice, you don't come back from an ACL injury the same year it happened.
As for our man RJF's illness (I guess Frenchie is the alternative?), I'm not sure yet what the illness is. Let's hope it's just the flu or something else simple and short-term. With Ray McDonald going on the PUP list yesterday, the door was opened for RJF to get a crack at making an impact. Until we know more about the illness it's probably a little early too speculate. The upside to this happening now is the team won't be hitting the practice field until Saturday, so hopefully he'll be good to go.
Update 4:19pm: Barrows is reporting it's a "stomach illness" and he shouldn't miss much if any practice time. If he does miss any time, this means more practice time for undrafted free agent Pannel Egboh. While he's unlikely to make the roster, any playing time would allow Egboh to at least draw some attention to himself.