49ers promote RB to active roster ahead of game vs Bucs

49ers promote RB to active roster ahead of game vs Bucs

The 49ers on Saturday promoted running back DuJuan Harris to the active roster to be eligible to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi’s Stadium.

The team waived defensive lineman Taylor Hart to make room for Harris on the 53-man roster. Hart, originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014, was claimed by the 49ers off waivers on Sept. 5. He appeared in one game and recorded two tackles.

Running back Carlos Hyde has been ruled out of Sunday’s game due to a right shoulder injury. Mike Davis and Shaun Draughn have served as the 49ers’ backup running backs through the first six games of the season.

Harris (5 foot 7, 206 pounds) has bounced between the 49ers’ 53-man roster and practice squad this season. He has yet to appear in a game. Last season, he played in two games, rushing for 140 yards on 27 carries. He also caught nine passes for 97 yards.

Draughn and Davis are the 49ers’ fourth- and fifth-leading rushers this season behind Hyde and quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. Draughn has 55 yards rushing on 18 attempts, while Davis has 18 yards on 10 carries.

NFL rumors: Colin Kaepernick informs teams of private workout Saturday

NFL rumors: Colin Kaepernick informs teams of private workout Saturday

Colin Kaepernick continues to show NFL teams his desire to extend his football career. 

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that NFL teams were informed the former 49ers quarterback will hold a private workout Saturday in Atlanta. Kaepernick will showcase his current shape and football skills, as well as answer any questions. 

All NFL teams have been invited to attend, according to Schefter, and video of the workout and interview will be made available to every franchise.

Kaepernick himself confirmed the workout, tweeting that he has been "ready for this for 3 years."

Later Tuesday afternoon, Schefter added more details about the workout, which includes some odd stipulations.

Kaepernick, 32, last played in the NFL in 2016 with the 49ers. The six-year pro began kneeling during the national anthem in the 2016 preseason to protest racial and social injustices, as well as police brutality to African Americans. 

Kaepernick underwent shoulder surgery going into the 2016 season and had to work his way back to health. He appeared in 12 games that season -- starting 11 -- and threw 16 touchdowns to four interceptions. Kaepernick also added two more touchdowns on the ground.

The former 49ers QB threw for 2,241 yards and rushed for another 468 the last time he played in the NFL. Kaepernick has 12,271 career passing yards, 2,300 career rushing yards and 85 total touchdowns over his six-year career. 

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In February, Kaepernick and former 49ers safety Eric Reid, who joined Kaepernick's protest by kneeling as well in 2016, resolved their pending grievances against the NFL. Reid currently is in his second season with the Carolina Panthers. He continues to kneel during the anthem. 

Kaepernick has posted videos to social media of his workouts, and his representatives told ESPN he has been "working out five days a week, for three years, in preparation to play again." 

NFL flexes two marquee 49ers games to prime time at Levi's Stadium

NFL flexes two marquee 49ers games to prime time at Levi's Stadium

Welcome to prime time.

After an 8-1 start to the season, the 49ers have been flexed into two marquee games under the lights at Levi's Stadium: Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers and Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams.

The 49ers-Packers game, originally scheduled for 1:25 p.m. on Nov. 24, has been moved to a 5:20 p.m. kickoff for "Sunday Night Football" on NBC. Iconic broadcasters Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will call the game from Santa Clara, as the NFC-leading 49ers take on Aaron Rodgers and the 8-2 Packers.

Meanwhile, the 49ers-Rams NFC West clash, originally scheduled as "TBD" for Saturday Dec. 21 or Sunday Dec. 22, officially will kick off at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday the 21st. The 49ers beat the Rams 20-7 in Los Angeles in Week 6, so Jared Goff and the underachieving Rams will try to get revenge under the lights at Levi's. The game will be broadcast on NFL Network.

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Get your popcorn ready, 49ers fans. Prime-time football is here.