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49ers sign Joe Holland, Eric Wright joins team

We break down 49ers roster news, including the signing of LB Joe Holland and the return of cornerback Eric Wright


The San Francisco 49ers cut down to 74 players earlier today with the help of their injury lists, but they are back up to the maximum allowable 75. The team announced this afternoon they have signed linebacker Joe Holland. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Holland was previously released by the team yesterday. This all comes five days after the team originally claimed him off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It's been a whirlwind few days for Holland.

The team is also at practice right now, and the beat writers are reporting that Eric Wright is in town and doing some rehab exercises. Wright was placed on the Reserve/NFI list with an undisclosed illness/injury, and had not been seen at the team's facility since he was signed earlier this month. The NFI designation allows for him to do rehab work, but he cannot participate in the team's practices.

Back to the Holland signing. The 49ers originally claimed Holland in part because linebacker Nate Stupar was dealing with an injury after the Chiefs game. Stupar was unable to play on Sunday against the Vikings, and it seems like with this roster move that he will not be able play this Thursday. Both Holland Stupar are likely roster cuts by this Saturday.

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