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49ers waive B.J. Johnson from injured reserve

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The 49ers made a small transaction on Tuesday

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The San Francisco 49ers made a transaction on Tuesday. The team announced they have waived rookie wide receiver B.J. Johnson from the injured reserve list. Johnson suffered what was described as a hamstring injury early in training camp. He went on injured reserve on July 31, ending his season.

The 49ers do not clear a space on the 53-man roster with this move, as an IR player is separate from that list. If Johnson is not claimed off waivers, the 49ers will likely have to pay some or all of his rookie salary depending on the severity of his injury.

The departure of Johnson means the 49ers now have 13 players on IR. Ronald Blair and Tank Carradine are currently the top two candidates for the 49ers to potentially use the return designation. They must sit a minimum of eight weeks. Here is the 49ers full list of IR players.

DL Ronald Blair
WR Aaron Burbridge
DE Tank Carradine
OG Joshua Garnett
LB Jimmie Gilbert
CB Prince Charles Iworah
S Chanceller James
DL Chris Jones
S Don Jones
LB Donavin Newsom
CB Will Redmond
LB Malcolm Smith
RB Joe Williams