The San Francisco 49ers announced a couple of roster moves on Saturday and a downgrade in anticipation of Sunday’s game against the Tampa bay Buccaneers. The downgrade goes to Marquise Goodwin as the wide receiver has been listed as doubtful. The move is not injury related as they have said that he’s being excused to “address a personal matter.”
On the roster front, the 49ers have promoted running back Jeff Wilson to the active roster while waiving quarterback Tom Savage. The Savage waive should come as no surprise as he’s been a participant in a 2018 quarterback musical chairs game where the 49ers release him and then sign him again the following week in order to preserve roster spots, provided Savage clears waivers.
Wilson’s promotion had been a possibility for a while. When Raheem Mostert went down with a broken arm in Week 10, Wilson was an option to come to the team. The team didn’t do that before the Giants game, instead promoting Matt Dayes.
So now it’s Wilson’s turn. Given he has Matt Breida (who is healthy) and Alfred Morris in front of him, we probably won’t see much, but he may get an opportunity or two to spell the first two. Here’s what the 49ers have on Wilson:
A 23-year-old native of Elkhart, TX, Wilson Jr. appeared in 41 games (29 starts) during his four-year career with the Mean Green where he rushed for 3,205 yards and 32 touchdowns on 562 carries, while adding 70 receptions for 527 yards and two touchdowns. He finished his career ranked third in rushing touchdowns (32) and fourth in rushing yards (3,205) in school history. As a senior, he started all 11 games in which he appeared and notched 188 carries for 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns to go along with 24 receptions for 168 yards.
The Goodwin personal matter isn’t a surprise as he was excused from practice Monday for the same reason. Details of the matter are not being disclosed at this time, but it looks like the 49ers may be without the wide receiver for Sunday.