The San Francisco 49ers have promoted cornerback Darryl Morris from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster.
More than likely, this move is due to the recent news that cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha’s availability for San Francisco’s Thursday night game against the St. Louis Rams is very much in question after injuring himself on a tackle against the Colts this past Sunday. No doubt the coaching staff wants a healthy cornerback on the roster to fill in if he were to miss the game.
Morris, a rookie out of Texas State, stands at 5’10″ and weighs 188 pounds and was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the 49ers during this offseason. He played in all four preseason games for the 49ers and had three tackles and one pass defended.
During his career at Texas State Morris had 223 tackles, five interceptions, 16.5 tackles for loss, and 26 passes defended in 46 total games with the Bobcats.
Also, the 49ers have signed linebacker D’Aundre Reed to fill that empty practice squad spot which was vacated by Morris. Reed was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft and has played in six games, although he has mostly played as a special-teamer.