Hampton returns to practice, Fleming remains on PUP

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Hampton returns to practice, Fleming remains on PUP

SANTA CLARA -- Rookie running back Jewel Hampton, who underwent offseason foot surgery, will return to 49ers practice on Tuesday, the team said.Meanwhile, rookie outside linebacker Darius Fleming, a fifth-round draft pick, will remain on the physically-unable-to-perform list for the remainder of the season. Fleming sustained a torn ACL in his left knee in one of the opening drills of the 49ers' rookie minicamp in May.Hampton has been on the reservenon-football injury list after undergoing offseason surgery to remove bone spurs in his left foot. If the 49ers do not activate him after a three-week window, beginning Tuesday, he would finish the season on the NFI list.Last season at Southern Illinois, Hampton rushed for 1,121 yards and 17 touchdowns. He transferred from Iowa, where he set the school's freshman record with seven rushing touchdowns.The 49ers signed Hampton to a three-year contract as an undrafted free agent. The deal included a 5,000 signing bonus.Fleming, who works out daily at the 49ers' practice facility, should be healthy for the team's offseason program. Fleming started 36 of the 50 games in which he saw action. He recorded 15 sacks in his college carer. He received a four-year, 2.26 million contract with a 164,800 signing bonus.

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.