49ers lose defensive back for the season

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The 49ers lost some secondary depth, with news that defensive back D.J. Reed is out for the season.

According to Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com, Reed went on reserve/non-football injury after suffering a torn pectoral muscle while working out this offseason.

With a lengthy recovery ahead (four to six months), they chose to not hold a roster spot for him while he recovered from surgery.

“Ultimately, [it’s] too difficult to keep a roster spot for something that may go into December,” 49ers General Manager John Lynch said.

The 2018 fifth-rounder from Kansas State played in all 16 games last year, and started two games as a rookie.