The San Francisco 49ers promoted two players, including a wide receiver, to the active roster Saturday ahead of their matchup with the Detroit Lions. The 49ers will play the Lions on Sunday for the right to advance to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.
The San Francisco 49ers promote two players on Saturday
The 49ers announced a few roster decisions on Saturday afternoon. According to a statement by the 49ers, the team promoted two players to the active roster and ruled out a defensive lineman:
Davis returned to practice Thursday and Friday. However, the 49ers did not activate him off injured reserve this week.
Willie Snead IV earns a bonus
It’s unclear if the 49ers intend to use Snead on the active roster against the Lions. The 49ers were unsure if Deebo Samuel would play against the Lions earlier this week due to a shoulder injury. However, they took Samuel’s name off the injury list on Friday, so he’ll be good to start on Sunday.
Snead’s promotion could be as a bonus. According to Matt Maiocco with NBC Sports, the 49ers have promoted players from the practice squad in the past to give them a salary bump:
“It is common for the 49ers to reward two players from their practice squad with elevations during the postseason — whether or not there is a plan for the players to be active for the game. Each player on all four teams this weekend will receive $73,000 for advancing to the conference championship games.”
That’s a generous gesture from the 49ers to Snead. Although one would assume the veteran wide receiver would love to be activated against the Lions on Sunday.
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