49ers FB Norris' status also in question

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49ers FB Norris' status also in question

Receiver Braylon Edwards might not be the only 49ers offensive starter out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.Fullback Moran Norris was seen in the locker room Wednesday on crutches wearing an orthopedic boot on his left foot. Norris said he was fine, but it appears questionable whether he will practice this week due to the undisclosed injury.Norris played just four snaps in the second half of the 49ers' 27-24 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.Rookie Bruce Miller is the second fullback on the roster. The 49ers could also use more two- and three-tight end formations if Norris is unavailable.On Tuesday, the 49ers worked out free-agent tight end Richard Quinn, a source told CSNBayArea.com. Quinn was the Denver Broncos' final pick in the second round in the 2009 draft. Quinn sustained a knee injury in training camp and was waived.While Edwards will not be in the lineup this week, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said he expects Michael Crabtree to return to action after missing last week's game with a left foot injury."It's day-by-day," Crabtree said. "I take it one day at a time. It's improving every day."Harbaugh did not disclose how long Edward would be out of action, but he is likely on a similar time frame as safety Reggie Smith, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on Aug. 8 to repair a torn meniscus cartilage. Smith missed the exhibition season but was not limited for the week of practices leading up to the first regular-season game on Sept. 11.Thats the game of football, you have to deal with injuries, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith said. I feel good about that group (of receivers). We got a lot of depth. They know all the positions and it showed last Sunday.

Report: Seahawks could lose second-round pick in 2017 draft

Report: Seahawks could lose second-round pick in 2017 draft

The Seahawks might be in some trouble.

Seattle may lose its second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after failing to disclose Richard Sherman's knee injury, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The league is reportedly mulling a penalty after Pete Carroll revealed on Monday that Sherman dealt with an MCL injury during the season.

Back in September, the NFL took away the Seahawks' fifth-round pick, fined the team $400,000 and fined Pete Carroll $200,000 for violating work rules that prohibit excessive contact in all offseason workouts.

The Seahawks will also forefit their first week of 2017 OTAs.
 

49ers sign free-agent wide receiver

49ers sign free-agent wide receiver

The 49ers, a team with no head coach and no general manager, on Thursday added their third player in the past week to a reserve/future contract.

The 49ers signed wide receiver Rashad Ross, a product of Vallejo High School. Ross has appeared in 20 NFL games the past three seasons with Chicago and Washington. In 2015, Ross caught eight passes for 184 yards and a touchdown in 13 games with Washington.

Ross (6 foot, 180 pounds) played collegiately at Arizona State via Butte College in Oroville. Ross caught 37 passes for 610 yards and six touchdowns in 2012 with the Sun Devils.

Washington released Ross on Dec. 22. In addition to seeing game against with Chicago and Washington, he has also been on the practice squads of Tennessee and Kansas City.

The 49ers also signed Nick Rose, a kicker who spent last offseason with the Atlanta Falcons, to a reserve/future contract on Wednesday. Rose made 27 of his 38 field-goal attempts duringhis four-year career at Texas.

Last week, the 49ers signed left-footed punter Brock Miller (Southern Utah) to a reserve/future contract. A reserve/future contract takes effect at the beginning of the new league year on March 9.

The 49ers’ personnel department remains intact after the firing of general manager Trent Baalke. Assistant general manager Tom Gamble and director of pro personnel Mike Williams are most likely responsible for the signings.

CEO Jed York said on Jan. 2 that the new head coach and general manager will have full power to assemble their staffs.