The San Francisco 49ers today announced they had promoted OL Hroniss Grasu (huh-ROW-niss, GRA-sue) to the active roster from the team’s practice squad. In order to make room on the roster, the team placed RB Tevin Coleman on the Injured Reserve List. The team also activated RB JaMycal Hasty and LB Joe Walker from the team’s practice squad.
The Chicago Bears originally drafted Grasu (6-3, 301) in the third round (71st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Throughout his five-year career with the Bears (2015-17), Baltimore Ravens (2018 & 2019), Miami Dolphins (2018), and Tennessee Titans (2019), he has appeared in 18 games (13 starts) along the offensive line. In 2019, Grasu spent time with the Titans and Ravens, appearing in one game for Baltimore. He originally signed with the 49ers as a free agent on August 20, 2020, was released by the team on September 5, and was signed to the team’s practice squad the following day. He was activated from the team’s practice squad for each of the first two games of the season, including a start in the team’s season opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Grasu played well against the Cardinals in Week 1.
Grasu will wear number 50.
Hasty (5-8, 205) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 28, 2020, out of Baylor University. He appeared in 45 games (16 starts) for the Bears and registered 386 carries for 1,998 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground to go along with 79 receptions for 485 yards and one touchdown through the air and 16 kickoff returns for 333 yards on special teams. Hasty impressed during training camp and figures to have a role out of the backfield as a receiver.
Hasty will wear number 38.
Walker (6-2, 236) originally signed with the team as a free agent on March 24, 2020. The Philadelphia Eagles originally drafted him in the seventh round (251st overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. In four NFL seasons with the Eagles (2016-17) and Arizona Cardinals (2018-19), Walker appeared in 42 games (14 starts) and registered 82 tackles, one pass defended, and one forced fumble. He was released by the team on September 5, 2020, and was signed to the team’s practice squad the following day.
Walker will wear number 59.
Coleman (6-1, 210) appeared in each of the team’s first two games this season and registered 18 carries for 30 yards and three receptions for 34 yards. He’ll likely miss around a month.