The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday they have designated TE George Kittle to return from injured reserve.
The #49ers today opened the Injured Reserve practice window for TE George Kittle.
Additional moves 👇
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 16, 2020
San Francisco also:
- Placed fifth-round OL Colton McKivitz on the Covid-19 list.
- Sign DL Alex Barrett, CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, DL Daeshon Hall, OL Aaron Neary and OL Isaiah Williams to the practice squad
- Released TE Chase Harrell from the practice squad.
Kittle had been rehabbing a broken foot that was supposed to take eight weeks to heal. But as has become a trend, Kittle healed faster than expected.
Kittle, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the 49ers out of Iowa back in 2017. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $2.69 million contract and set to make a base salary of $735,000 in 2020 when he agreed to a new five-year, $75 million extension with the 49ers this past August.
In 2020, Kittle has appeared in six games for the 49ers and caught 37 passes for 474 yards receiving and two touchdowns. He’s also rushed twice for 17 yards.