49ers Place DB Jimmie Ward On IR, Claim DB Godwin Igwebuike


The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that they’ve placed DB Jimmie Ward on injured reserve and claimed DB Godwin Igwebuike off waivers from the Buccaneers.

Other roster moves for the 49ers include:

Here’s the 49ers updated practice squad:

  1. WR Steven Dunbar Jr.
  2. LB Pita Taumoepenu
  3. OT Christian DiLauro
  4. G Najee Toran
  5. DE Ryan Delaire
  6. WR Victor Bolden
  7. DB Tarvarus McFadden
  8. LB Tyrell Adams
  9. WR Max McCaffrey

Ward, 27, was taken with the No. 30 overall pick back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $7.112 million contract when the 49ers picked up Ward‘s fifth-year option for the 2018 season.

Ward will make a salary of $8.526 million in 2018 before becoming an unrestricted free agent next year.

In 2018, Ward appeared in nine games and recorded 24 tackles, no interceptions, and a forced fumble recovery.

Igwebuike, 24, wound up signing on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern back in May. He agreed to a three-year, $1.71 mill contract but was waived by the Buccaneers coming out of the preseason.

The Buccaneers later signed Igwebuike to their practice squad before promoting him to their active roster a few weeks ago. Tampa Bay waived Igwebuike on Monday.

In 2018, Igwebuike appeared in one game and recorded one tackle for the Buccaneers.

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