Defensive back D.J. Reed will miss the entire 2020 season, 49ers general manager John Lynch announced on Monday.
Reed, who sustained a torn pectoral during an offseason workout, was expected to be cleared to return to action after his surgery no sooner than early November, Lynch said. Rehabilitation from surgery typically takes four to six months.
“Ultimately, (it’s) too difficult to keep a roster spot for something that may go into December,” Lynch said.
The 49ers placed Reed on the reserve/non-football injury list after moving receiver Richie James from the reserve/COVID-19 list to active/non-football injury. James went on the COVID-19 list on July 27.
Running back Jeff Wilson is the only 49ers player who remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list after going on the list on July 30.
The 49ers made two other roster moves Monday, as defensive lineman Kentavius Street and wide receiver Shawn Poindexter were both activated from the physically unable to perform list. Both players landed on injured reserve last season due to knee injuries.
The loss of Reed impacts the 49ers’ depth in the secondary. Reed was a fifth-round draft pick of the 49ers’ in 2018 from Kansas State.
He appeared in all 16 regular-season games last season. He started two games as a rookie and registered 41 tackles. Last season, he had 13 tackles and scored a last-second touchdown on a fumbled kickoff against the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 17.
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