49ers running back Jeff Wilson was activated Tuesday from the reserve/COVID-19 list and is eligible to return to the team’s Santa Clara headquarters without any restrictions.
Wilson and wide receiver Richie James were officially activated from the list Tuesday after 49ers general manager John Lynch on Monday afternoon announced James had already received clearance.
James was moved from the reserve/COVID-19 list and was transferred to active/non-football injury due to a broken wrist sustained during an offseason workout. He and Wilson now count against the 49ers’ roster limit.
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Players go on COVID list for the purposes of being placed in quarantine as a result of an exposure to COVID-19 or a positive test for COVID-19. Teams are not allowed to identify exact reason.
Around the NFL, 56 players remain on the COVID-19 list, while 33 have already been cleared from the list.
The 49ers also announced they waived defensive back D.J. Reed due to a non-football injury. Reed sustained a torn pectoral in the offseason, and he was not expected back until November. If he clears waivers, he will revert back to the club and go on reserve/non-football injury.
The 49ers also waived former Canadian Football League defensive back Chris Edwards. The B.C. Lions released Edwards in January so he could sign with the 49ers.
Also, defensive lineman Kentavius Street and receiver Shawn Poindexter passed their physicals and were moved to the active roster from the physically-unable-to-perform list. Both players went to injured reserve last season due to knee injuries.