Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area first mentioned that 49ers G Joshua Garnet appears to be destined to open the 2017 season on the team’s injured reserve list and could be a candidate to be brought back for the second half of the season.
Tom Pelissero confirms that Garnet is a candidate for short-term injured reserve, as he’s expected to miss at least the first month of the season. Although, Pelissero adds that Garnet hasn’t suffered a setback after undergoing a knee scope.
The 49ers traded for former Lions first-round G Laken Tomlinson earlier in the day (NFLTR), so they’ve already bolstered their depth at the position.
Garnett, 23, is a former first-round pick by the 49ers in the 2016 NFL Draft. He is entering the second-year of a four year $9.304 million rookie contract and is set to make a base salary of $872,923 this season to go along with another $1.29 in 2018.
In 2016, Garnett appeared in 15 games for the 49ers and ProFootballFocus rated him as the No. 68 overall guard out of 75 qualifying players.