Posted October 04, 2011 on
AP on Fox
The San Francisco 49ers have placed defensive tackle Will Tukuafu on the season-ending injured reserve list with a wrist injury.
He becomes the first player since the regular season began to go on IR.
Also Tuesday, the Niners (3-1) promoted rookie safety Colin Jones from the practice squad to the active roster to fill Tukuafu's spot. Wide receiver John Matthews joined the practice squad. He has experience playing for coach Jim Harbaugh at San Diego.
Tukuafu played in all four games this year, recording two tackles and recovering a fumble. That play came in a 33-17 season-opening win over the Seahawks. Tarvaris Jackson was sacked by Parys Haralson, who forced a fumble that was recovered in the air by Tukuafu on his first career play from scrimmage.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
What was remarkable about the 49ers' 20-point second half comeback is what the team did not do. There were no Knute Rockne's speeches, no brilliant halftime adjustments. Instead coach Jim Harbaugh refused to ditch the game plan in favor of running a two-minute, spread-em-out scheme.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is pleased with his team's 3-1 start, but he'd rather you insult the team if possible. "We … prefer that all that's written is written against us."
Tue, 4 Oct 2011 11:30:00 CDT
49ers quarterback says he's made conscious effort to let the game come to him and not try to force any throws.
Tue, 4 Oct 2011 16:54:32 CDT
Wed, 5 Oct 2011 17:27:37 CDT
PHILADELPHIA Sunday's 20-point comeback hung in the balance. The 49ers defense was in a steady backpedal. Then came Justin Smith, and out went the football.
Smith, a 285-pound defensive end, chased down Philadelphia Eagles speedy receiver Jeremy Maclin and forced a fumble that safety Dashon Goldson recovered at the 49ers' 31-yard line.
Once the 49ers burned off the final...
Tue, 4 Oct 2011 1:26:27 CDT
Highlights from the 49ers comeback win over the Eagles.
No shock here: Alex Smith has been at his best this season when targeting Vernon Davis.
Smith had an astronomical 124.0 rating when targeting his Pro Bowl tight end last year and that number hasn't changed much (121.7) through the first four games.
Similarly, Smith, who had a 103.6 rating when...