The 49ers on Friday rolled out of Santa Clara on a two-game, 10-day, nine-night road trip that'll take them to Cincinnati, Youngstown, Ohio, and Philadelphia.Between their back-to-back Eastern time zone games against the Bengals on Sunday and the Eagles on Oct. 2, the 49ers will train and practice in Youngstown -- hometowns of the DeBartolo and York families.When asked what's the reasoning for the extended stay, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said there were several factors."The two back-to-back East Coast games, No. 1, take the air travel out of it, some of the jet lag out of that," he said. "Also, I feel like we have a team that enjoys each other's company. This is a chance for them to be close to each other all week leading up to a big game. Also, families that are in the Midwest and East Coast, let them be around and be a part of it."Last year, the 49ers spent a similar duration on the road between games in Charlotte, N.C., and London. The 49ers left for London immediately after their Week 7 loss to the Carolina Panthers. The 49ers defeated the Denver Broncos, 24-16, in London.Obviously, it's no coincidence Youngstown was chosen as the 49ers' home away from home."Ownership is from there and have good connections," Harbaugh said. "We'll have first-class treatment at the Youngstown State facility."The only major differences are that the 49ers took the eight players on their practice squad and all their video equipment. More crates of equipment and supplies were packed and transported on the team charter.Running back Anthony Dixon, who turned 24 on Saturday, expressed his feelings on Twitter: "Why my birthday gotta be the day before a big game! And why we gotta stay in Youngstown Ohio? Where is that? I never been there! I'm sad!"Said receiver Josh Morgan said, "As long as they feed us and let us play football, I'm good."
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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