SANTA CLARA -- Running back Brandon Jacobs, who spent his first seven NFL seasons with the New York Giants, has not been a factor with the 49ers through five games.Coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday said that Jacobs was "still not quite there" -- a reference to a knee injury that Jacobs sustained in an exhibition game Aug. 18. Jacobs has not played in a game since.But Jacobs told USA Today on Wednesday that his health is not the reason he has yet to make his 49ers debut."I feel great. I feel phenomenal. My leg is as fresh as yours," Jacobs told USA Today.Jacobs said he was ready to play last week against the Buffalo Bills and the previous game against the New York Jets. With his former team coming to Candlestick Park on Sunday, Jacobs said he would be very disappointed if he's not in uniform against the Giants."It would disappoint me a lot," he said. "But like I said, it's not my call."On Wednesday, Harbaugh said his assessment that Jacobs was not ready for game action was based on what he saw from him last week during practices."Now we're starting a new week," Harbaugh said. "So we'll determine that this week."Harbaugh did not indicate whether there were plans to activate Jacobs, who would be the 49ers' No. 3 running back behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter. Jacobs does not play special teams.The 49ers signed Jacobs to a one-year, 1.575 million contract after the Giants released him in the offseason. He confirmed to USA Today that he is frustrated."Oh, very," he said. "Because I don't know anything. I don't know what's what. But I'm hanging in there, I'm working every day, doing what I have to do. Let's say I'm just working and doing what I have to do and that's that."I've learned over the years when you open your mouth and say certain things, it hurts you, so I'm just going to shut up and keep working."
SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers on Friday waived linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to clear a roster spot.
The 49ers will activate defensive lineman Tank Carradine from injured reserve, coach Kyle Shanahan said. Carradine missed seven games after sustaining an ankle injury against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 21.
Armstrong started five games for the 49ers early in the season before losing his job. Reuben Foster returned to the starting line after missing time with ankle and ribs injuries. Veteran Brock Coyle has established himself as the starting middle linebacker.
Armstrong ranks second on the 49ers behind Jaquiski Tartt with 53 tackles on the season. He also leads the 49ers with two interceptions. Then-general manager Trent Baalke signed Armstrong to a two-year contract extension last December that included a $500,000 signing bonus.
The 49ers will have their largest group of healthy inactive players on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. However, right tackle Trent Brown is questionable after sustaining a shoulder injury late in Thursday's practice, Shanahan said.
49ERS INJURY REPORT
S Adrian Colbert (thumb)
T Trent Brown (shoulder)
RB Raheem Mostert (shoulder)
WR Trent Taylor (ribs)
DE Solomon Thomas (knee)
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