LANDOVER, Md. – The return of rookie linebacker Reuben Foster will have to wait another week.
The 49ers thought they would be getting Foster back on the field for Sunday’s game against Washington. But after a strong practice on Wednesday, Foster did not rebound as well physically as the team had hoped.
Foster was among the seven players the 49ers designated as inactive. He will miss his fifth consecutive game with a high right ankle sprain sustained in the 49ers' season opener against Carolina.
With the 49ers release of NaVorro Bowman on Friday, the club will enter the game with inside linebackers Ray-Ray Armstrong, Brock Coyle, Elijah Lee and Mark Nzeocha.
The 49ers will also be without fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who was ruled out due to a back injury. The 49ers will compensate with four tight ends in uniform: George Kittle, Garrett Celek, Logan Paulsen and rookie Cole Hikutini, who was elevated from the practice squad on Saturday.
Safety Eric Reid is set to make his return to action after missing the past three games with a left knee injury.
WR Kerndrick Bourne
CB Leon Hall
DB Dexter McCoil
FB Kyle Juszczyk
LB Reuben Foster
OL Erik Magnuson
LB Dekoda Watson