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49ers place Victor Bolden Jr. on injured reserve, sign Max McCaffrey

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The 49ers made a pair of roster moves on Wednesday, placing their primary kick returner on injured reserve.

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The San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Max McCaffrey from the Green Bay Packers practice squad, the team announced on Wednesday. It’s a two-year deal for the 2016 undrafted free agent. To make room on the roster, the team placed wide receiver Victor Bolden Jr. on injured reserve, ending his season.

Bolden is an undrafted rookie who appeared in nine games this season, returning 19 kickoffs for 396 yards and four punt returns for 23 yards. He also registered a forced fumble on special teams. Bolden exited the Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans with an ankle injury.

McCaffrey is the older brother of former Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. He played at Duke where he caught 117 passes for 1,341 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has spent time with the Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars.

I still find it interesting that the 49ers went out to sign a guy like McCaffrey rather than sign someone like DeAndre Carter, who is already on their own practice squad. Either way, the move is now official. I’ll be very interested to see if Bolden remains with the team through the offseason and into next year.