49ers activate Dobbs to 53-man roster

49ers activate Dobbs to 53-man roster
September 10, 2013, 10:45 am
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The 49ers waived defensive lineman Will Tukuafu to make room for Demarcus Dobbs (shown). (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The 49ers activated defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs after he served a one-game suspension for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.

The club announced it waived-injured defensive lineman Will Tukuafu to create room for Dobbs on the 53-man roster. Tukuafu was not listed on the 49ers' injury report last week, and he did not play in the team's season opener on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

Tukuafu, a two-year NFL veteran, saw playing time at defensive tackle and fullback in 14 regular-season games last season and all three playoff games.

Dobbs, also one of the 49ers’ top special teams players, joins a defensive line group that consists of five other players: Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Ian Williams, Glenn Dorsey and Tony Jerod-Eddie.

Also, the 49ers at some point after Week 6 expect to gain the services of rookies Tank Carradine (knee) and Quinton Dial (toe). Both players began the regular season on the reserve/non-football injury list.

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