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49ers put Ray-Ray Armstrong on injured reserve

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) looks to pass over San Francisco 49ers' Ray-Ray Armstrong (54) in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) AP

There’s enough of a burden on a Chip Kelly defense if everyone is healthy.

And the 49ers just lost a guy, which won’t help.

Per Matt Maiocco of, the 49ers have placed linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong on injured reserve, after he suffered a pectoral injury in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers.

The 49ers claimed Armstrong off waivers from the Raiders last fall, after he taunted a police dog in Pittsburgh. But the 49ers liked his bark and his bite, and signed him to a contract extension this offseason rather than have him be a restricted free agent.

He had been playing well for them so far this season, and it’s the kind of loss they can ill afford. After an impressive shutout win in the opener (OK, it was the Rams), they were strafed by the Panthers last week.

And since the 49ers offensive tempo practically¬†guarantees they’re going to play a lot of snaps on defense, losing anyone is a blow.

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10 Responses to “49ers put Ray-Ray Armstrong on injured reserve”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 20, 2016 1:19 PM

    That hurts, Ray Ray was coming on fast as the perfect complement to Navarro Bowman inside.

  2. ehsguy72 says: Sep 20, 2016 1:24 PM

    They’ll be short next week and the week after until Lynch comes back, until then, next man up which is Wilhoite. Bad news as he had been a nice addition so far

  3. fumblenuts says: Sep 20, 2016 1:48 PM

    Personal foul, taunting a police dog, 15 yard penalty at the spot of the foul…..

  4. widerightyouloseagain says: Sep 20, 2016 1:52 PM

    Armstrong is a meathead, I can’t believe the 49ers had him on the roster.

  5. bert1913 says: Sep 20, 2016 2:19 PM

    That Santa Clara curse is no joke

  6. sharksman says: Sep 20, 2016 2:38 PM

    be happy he is out before he hurt one of his own guys

  7. bkg63 says: Sep 20, 2016 2:44 PM

    Not Ray-Ray!!!

  8. JSpicoli says: Sep 20, 2016 2:50 PM

    Are they going to replace him with another player no one else wants?

  9. 1977dave says: Sep 20, 2016 2:53 PM

    Pittsburgh police dog was released on him

  10. kjdoyle58 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:03 PM

    (OK, it was the Rams)….tell that to Seattle…

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