The 49ers also activated WR Deebo Samuel from injured and signed RB JaMycal Hasty to their active roster.
It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list in just three weeks.
Ford, 29, was taken with the No. 23 overall pick by the Chiefs back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $8.158 million rookie contract when the Chiefs picked up his fifth-year option and later traded him to the 49ers for a 2020 second-round pick.
The 49ers then signed Ford to a five-year, $87.55 million contract. He’s owed a $13,650,000 fully guaranteed base salary for the 2020 season.
In 2019, Ford appeared in 11 games for the 49ers and recorded 14 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass defense.
Reed, 30, was taken in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Redskins. He was in the final year of his rookie contract when he signed a six-year, $48 million deal that included $22 million guaranteed with Washington.
Reed was set to make base salaries of $8.25 million and $8.75 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Redskins released him earlier this offseason. He then signed a one-year deal with the 49ers prior to the start of the season.
In 2020, Reed has appeared in three games for the 49ers, recording 11 catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns.