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49ers place Demarcus Dobbs on injured reserve

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The San Francisco 49ers lost special teams standout Demarcus Dobbs for the rest of the season as a knee injury suffered against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday landed him on injured reserve.

With Dobbs being placed on injured reserve, the 49ers had two open roster spots after suspending running back Brandon Jacobs for the final three games of the regular season on Monday.

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers wanted to sign linebacker Matt McCoy to fill Dobbs role on special teams. However, McCoy failed his physical with the team. McCoy suffered a season-ending knee injury while with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011.

Kyle Bonagura of CBSSports.com, the 49ers are expected to re-sign linebacker Eric Bakhtiari instead. Bakhtiari played in three games for the 49ers this season while linebacker Mario Haggans was suspended.

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3 Responses to “49ers place Demarcus Dobbs on injured reserve”
  1. oaktown49er says: Dec 12, 2012 5:58 AM

    When I watched the play live (injury happens with 4:30 left in the 2nd), I saw the Dolphins #75 Nate Garner jump on the play late. The play was over and it was a cheap shot by Garner. If you hurt a player during the play fine, but after the play stuff is dangerous to everyone.

  2. 4949centennial says: Dec 12, 2012 10:13 AM

    I am fortunate enough to have my seats closer to 49ers side of the sideline towards the endzone.

    Dobbs kept on wiping his tears as he was carted down. I could see tears flowing from both eyes constantly. He knew that he was done for the year.

    His DUI arrest on his birthday not withstanding, he worked very very hard to make 49ers team. There is no guarantee that he would make the roaster next year. Kind of feel bad for him

  3. bestcoast7 says: Dec 12, 2012 3:53 PM

    Clark Haggans

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