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Will Redmond, Prince Charles Iworah join 49ers extensive injured reserve list

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Here’s the full list of 49ers players on IR>

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The San Francisco 49ers made 35 moves over the course of Friday and Saturday to cut down to 53 players, and several of them involved adding players to their injured reserve list. The two most recent additions to the 49ers IR are cornerbacks Will Redmond and Prince Charles Iworah.

The 49ers used a waived/injured designation on both of them. They were not claimed by anybody, which means they revert to the 49ers IR. We don’t know the nature of their injuries, but if they are not technically season-ending injuries, the team could negotiate an injury settlement with one or both of them. That involves paying out however many weeks worth of base pay cover the length of their injury. The players immediately become free agents. If the 49ers wanted to re-sign either player, they would have to wait the length of the settlement plus another three weeks.

With those two, the 49ers injured reserve list now numbers 13 players. They are as follows

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

The 49ers added Blair to IR on Sunday, which means he is eligible to return at some point this season. The notable season-ending names are Joshua Garnett, Malcolm Smith, and Joe Williams. Garnett and Smith were expected to be in the starting lineup, while Williams had slipped behind UDFA Matt Breida on the depth chart.

I do find myself wondering what would have happened at linebacker if Smith had not gotten hurt. Would Reuben Foster have climbed past him on the depth chart, or would the 49ers have taken things slowly with him? Maybe we would see a rotation next to NaVorro Bowman? It’s an intriguing hypothetical at this point.