The San Francisco 49ers announced that cornerback K’Waun Williams had been suspended two games for PEDs. Williams had been suffering from a high-ankle sprain and was unlikely to play the next two games anyway. Williams is eligible to return December 8, which is after Week 13’s Monday night game against the Bills.
Additionally, the 49ers opened the practice windows for running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. Both players are eligible to play this Sunday against the Rams. Like Williams, both were on the injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain. They’ve been the two best runners on this roster. Getting Mostert and Wilson back should be a significant boost for San Francisco’s rushing attack.
The 49ers signed safety Chris Edwards to a one-year deal as Jaquaski Tartt, Johnathan Cyprien, and Jared Mayden are all on the IR. Edwards (6-2, 215) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 16, 2016. Oakland later waived him on August 29, 2016.
From 2017-19, Edwards spent time in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos (2017-18) and the BC Lions (2019), where he appeared in 53 games and registered 112 tackles, four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), four forced fumbles and one sack. He signed a Reserve/Future contract with the 49ers on January 8, 2020, and was later waived by the team on August 4.
A 27-year-old native of Southfield, MI, Edwards attended the University of Idaho for two seasons (2014-15) after transferring from Butte (Oroville, CA) College. Edwards appeared in 18 games (12 starts) with the Vandals and registered 76 tackles, three interceptions. Three passes defended 1.0 sack, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
San Francisco also signed WR Shawn Poindexter and S Kai Nacua to the practice squad. Poindexter (6-5, 218) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 3, 2019. He spent his entire rookie season on the team’s Injured Reserve List after being waived/injured on August 21, 2019. He spent training camp with the 49ers prior to being waived by the team on September 5, 2020.
Nacua (6-0, 205) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2017. In three NFL seasons with the Browns (2017), Baltimore Ravens (2018), Carolina Panthers (2018), and Indianapolis Colts (2019), he has appeared in 16 games (three starts) and registered 13 tackles.