The 49ers plan to sign wide receiver Chad Hall to the practice squad on Tuesday, a move that corresponds with Kyle Williams' season-ending knee injury, a source told CSNBayArea.com.Hall, 26, caught 14 passes for 135 yards in 15 games with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010 and 2011. At 5-foot-8, 187 pounds, Hall is best utilized in the slot. The Air Force product also carried the ball 12 times for 42 yards.
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With a good showing on the practice squad, Hall could end up on the 49ers' 53-man roster because of his value as a return man. He averaged 10.7 yards on 10 returns with 14 fair catches in two partial seasons with the Eagles. He did not lose a fumble.Ted Ginn, who sustained a left wrist injury early in the 49ers' victory Sunday over the New Orleans Saints and later muffed a punt, will continue to handle the return duties. Currently, the 49ers' backup figures to be Perrish Cox, who began 2010 as the Denver Broncos' return man until he lost a fumble early in the season.The 49ers will have an open roster spot on their 53-man roster when Williams is placed on injured reserve with a torn anterior-cruciate ligament in his left knee.Ricardo Lockette, a 6-foot-2 speedster, has been the only wide receiver on the 49ers' practice squad for most of this season.