According to CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco, the San Francisco 49ers have medically cleared two key defensive players for action, as second-year DB Jimmie Ward and seasoned veteran DE Darnell Dockett have been given the green light.
Ward, who was the team’s first-round pick last year, participated in eight games before re-aggravating his right foot in a matchup against the New Orleans Saints which required season-ending surgery.
Dockett, tore his right ACL in training camp last year and is looking to bounce back after taking 2014 off.
In other news, the 49ers also announced that second-year RB Carlos Hyde was removed from the Non-Football Injury list just one day after being placed on the injury report. Something that I felt was a non-issue to begin with as Hyde has been balling it up with CB Tramaine Brock, LB Desmond Bishop, RB Kendall Gaskins, and WR Quinton Patton, it looks that Hyde will now be back in action for the Forever Faithful.
Lynch, who has been dealing with a sore hamstring as well as a lower back injury seems to be doing well also and I expect him to be ready sooner rather than later. He has been maintaining his shape and has been making some serious gains with his chicken and fish diet.