SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said that he won’t make any roster moves until Saturday pertaining to the open roster spot left by the released Braylon Edwards.
Just to know exactly on how we want to deal with it,” Harbaugh said of the decision to wait.
The decision will be made on Saturday after Harbaugh factors in on the health of receivers Ted Ginn (ankle) and Kyle Williams (concussion).
“Ted had a good workout today,” Harbaugh said. “We’ll see how he looks tomorrow. Kyle is coming along, progressing well.”
If Ginn and Williams are unable to play, he would have to forfeit his punt return duties to safety Reggie Smith. On kick returns, Kendall Hunter and Chris Culliver are in the mix for that spot.
The candidate that will take that open roster spot will be Joe Hastings. Hastings has been with the team since training camp and has been on the practice squad since the season started. The rookie wide receiver said that nothing too much has changed in this week’s practice compared to the previous weeks.
“I prepare the same way I prepare every week, as if it could be the week,” Hastings said. The rookie said his workload this week hasn’t changed too much despite the possibiilty of his promotion. “The practice squad, especially here with the Niners, are very involved. Me and John [Matthews] and Konrad [Reuland] and Cory [Helms], all of us take reps with the ones and the twos. We’re very involved. It’s really the same week.”
Both Hastings and Reuland have not been wearing their normal practice squad jerseys this week, thus indicating that their roles in practice might have increased.
“If they go in that direction (of promoting me), I’ll be prepared,” Hastings added.
49ers injury report
OUT: Delanie Walker (jaw)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), WR Ted Ginn (ankle), RB Bruce Miller (knee), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), WR Kyle Williams (concussion), LB Patrick Willis (hamstring)
Rams injury report
DOUBTFUL: QB Sam Bradford (ankle), QB A.J. Feeley (right thumb)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Chris Long (ankle)
PROBABLE: CB Josh Gordy (abdomen), RB Jerious Norwood (illness), LB Brady Poppinga (illness)