The San Francisco 49ers return to practice on Tuesday, and there is some good and some bad news from the injury report. The team announced Tuesday morning that they are activating offensive guard Jonathan Cooper, wide receiver Trent Taylor, and linebacker Dekoda Watson from the Active/Physically-Unable-to-Perform List. They are also activating safety Marcell Harris and linebacker Malcolm Smith from the Active/Non-Football Injury List. Rookie defensive tackle Kentavius Street remains on the NFI list, and will remain there through the season due to an ACL tear suffered in April.
As they return to practice, they will be without defensive lineman Arik Armstead, tight end Cole Hikutini, and guard Joshua Garnett. Armstead is week-to-week with a hamstring injury, Hikutini is out this week due to a groin injury, and Garnett is day-to-day with a knee injury.
In Armstead’s absence, Ronald Blair could see more practice time at the big end spot, while Sheldon Day could move up in the depth chart at sub-package defensive tackle. Cooper’s return coupled with Garnett’s injury likely means Cooper and Mike Person will split time at right guard. Cole Wick and Ross Dwelley move up the depth chart in Hikutini’s absence.