Hampton returns to practice, Fleming remains on PUP


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.

NFL fines former 49ers wide receiver

NFL fines former 49ers wide receiver

Anquan Boldin owes the NFL some money.

The former 49ers wide receiver was fined $6,076 for throwing the football into the stands last Sunday near the end of the Lions' win over Washington.

Boldin tossed the ball into the crowd after his game-winning touchdown reception with 16 seconds remaining.

Through seven games this season, Boldin has registered 32 catches for 272 yards and four touchdowns.

The 36-year old played for the 49ers from 2013 to 2015.

49ers release Ian Williams

49ers release Ian Williams

The 49ers on Thursday released nose tackle Ian Williams off the reserve/non-football injury list with an injury settlement.

The move, which was disclosed on the NFL, daily transaction report, is a procedural move, according to sources. It allows the 49ers to provide Williams with more compensation than he would have received if he had remained on reserve/non-football injury for the entire season. The move does not preclude the 49ers from re-signing Williams in the future.

The 49ers originally agreed to a five-year contract extension with Williams in the offseason. However, the contract was amended to a one-year deal after he underwent a team physical after undergoing surgery on his left leg.

Williams, 26, is a five-year NFL veteran. He originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie from Notre Dame in 2011.

He played his first 16-game season in 2015. He ranked third on the 49ers with 85 total tackles, according to the stats compiled by the coaching staff.

Williams took over as the 49ers’ starting nose tackle in 2013 after the free-agent departure of Isaac Sopoaga.

But he started just 10 games over the next two seasons due to two fractures of his lower leg.