The San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday officially announced the signing of running back Jacques Patrick off the Bengals’ practice squad. The move was first reported Tuesday morning by NFL media’s Tom Pelissero.
The 49ers are 2-0 after defeating the Eagles on Sunday, a game in which head coach Kyle Shanahan elected not to play No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance. Shanahan said Monday that San Francisco isn’t going to play Lance just to play him.
San Francisco, which now sits at 2-0 on the season, will now prepare for its Week 3 matchup against the visiting Green Bay Packers, who themselves are looking to rebound on Monday night from an embarrassing 38-3 loss to the Saints in Week 1.
After two games, the 49ers are down to one healthy running back. First, Jeff Wilson Jr. tore his meniscus during OTAs. Then Raheem Mostert injured his knee on his second carry of Week 1 and had season-ending surgery.
San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa is one of the best defensive players in the NFL. Coming off a torn ACL, Bosa is looking to return to his elite form to boost the 49ers’ Super Bowl chances and to strengthen his case for a new contract.