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49ers promote Shayne Skov from practice squad

SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 23:  Nose tackle Mike Purcell #64 of the San Francisco 49ers scores a 37-yard touchdown on an interception against the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter of a preseason game on August 23, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.  The 49ers won 23-6. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) Getty Images

With Ray-Ray Armstrong being placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers needed some additional depth at linebacker.

The team promoted Shayne Skov from their practice squad to take Armstrong’s place on their 53-man roster.

Skov appeared in 15 games for the 49ers last season and recorded four tackles, all coming on special teams.

With Armstrong being lost, Michael Wilhoite will likely get more snaps in the defensive rotation for the 49ers. Skov could then take over some of Wilhoite’s workload on special teams.

The 49ers then signed linebacker Curtis Grant to their practice squad to take Skov’s spot.

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1 Response to “49ers promote Shayne Skov from practice squad”
  1. omeimontis says: Sep 22, 2016 8:29 AM

    Skov played well in preseason games in 2015 and 2016, he may get a chance to play some linebacker this season, not just on special teams.

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