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Daniel Kilgore, DeAndre Smelter to return to 49ers practice this week

The San Francisco 49ers will activate the two players on their NFI and PUP lists. We break down what it means.

The San Francisco 49ers return to practice this week, and they will welcome back a pair of players from their injured lists. Center Daniel Kilgore and wide receiver DeAndre Smelter will return to practice from the PUP list and NFI list, respectively.

Jim Tomsula announced the returns, but it remains to be seen when or if either will be added back to the 53-man roster. Smelter seems highly unlikely to get activated to the 53-man roster, but he will at least get some time to show what he can do with his teammates. Kilgore on the other hand seems like a good candidate to return to the active roster. Marcus Martin has pretty much been a disaster at center, and getting Kilgore back at center could help shore up the line. Once both players officially get back on the practice field (likely on Wednesday), the team has a three week window in which to activate them to the 53-man roster.

In other news, Tomsula said Carlos Hyde, Anquan Boldin and Tramaine Brock are day-to-day and not back at full speed. He also said Aaron Lynch, Marcus Cromartie, Jimmie Ward, Keith Reaser, and Kenneth Acker are all expected to be back to 100 percent for practice this week.