49ers HC Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Friday that DT D.J. Jones will be placed on injured reserve and they will activate DT Kentavius Street from the list.
Jones suffered a “significant” ankle injury last week and the expectation was that this was going to be a season-ending issue for him, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.
Jones, 24, is a former sixth-round pick of the 49ers back in 2017. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year. $2.54 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $735,000 for the 2020 season.
In 2019, Jones appeared in 11 games for the 49ers and recorded 23 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble.
Street, 22, was selected in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the 49ers. He is entering the second year of his four-year, $3,070,200 rookie contract that included a $610,200 signing bonus.
Street, unfortunately, suffered a torn ACL during a private workout for the Giants during the predraft process last year and has yet to appear in an NFL game. San Francisco placed him on injured reserve coming out of this year’s preseason.
During his four-year college career at N.C. State, Street recorded 120 tackles, 19 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, two forced fumbles, four recoveries, and five pass defenses over the course of 46 games played.