Sept. 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Will Tukuafu (92) attempts to receive the ball as quarterback Alex Smith (11) looks on and New York Jets inside linebacker Bart Scott (57) gives chase during the second half at MetLife Stadium. 49ers won 34-0. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
The San Francisco 49ers placed fullback Bruce Miller on injured reserve on Wednesday and re-signed defensive lineman-fullback Will Tukuafu to take his place on the roster. (h/t CSNBayArea.com)
Miller sustained a fractured scapula in Sunday’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tukuafu played for the 49ers last season on both sides of the ball, getting extensive work as a short-yardage fullback. But in the preseason, he did all of his work on the defensive side.
He made the opening-week roster, but was waived on Sept. 10 with a knee injury. His injury settlement allowed him to rejoin the team this season.
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