Weston Richburg, D.J. Reed to miss 49ers offseason program after surgeries

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The 49ers hope to have quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo back on the field for organized team activities in the spring, but a couple of other players are going to miss the entire offseason program.

General Manager John Lynch said that center Weston Richburg and defensive back D.J. Reed are going to be out until at least training camp. Richburg had surgery to deal with an injury causing problems in his knee and quad while Reed is set for surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Reed played 15 games as a rookie and made two starts as a slot corner while also seeing time at safety.

“That was a bummer because D.J. really needs the reps, but you have to take care of it, so better now than later,” Lynch said, via the team’s website.

Richburg started all 15 games he played in his first season with the 49ers. He signed a five-year deal with the team as a free agent last year.

4 responses to “Weston Richburg, D.J. Reed to miss 49ers offseason program after surgeries

  1. Giants dodged a huge bullet by not resigning Richburg but were shot by an even bigger bullet by not getting someone good enough to replace him.

  2. Hopefully Richburg hits the weight room while his knee recovers. He moves very well in the run game and can get the outside edge on defenders, but he gets bull rushed way too often by average guys.

  3. I thought Richburg was lousy this year. He got killed up the middle, missed blocks and gave up a lot of sacks. Daniel Kilgore played better and SF shipped off to Miami.

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