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49ers place Trey Lance on IR, bring back RB Tevin Coleman

Both Elijah Mitchell and Tyrion Davis Price are now on the mend for the 49ers. Davis-Price’s sprained ankle is expected to sideline him for several games, while Mitchell is at the start of what is considered a two-month recovery schedule after an MCL sprain. Backs of veterans are on the way.

After promotion from the 49ers Marlon Mac to their active roster, they replaced him on the practice squad with Tevin Coleman. Weeks after Coleman was released by the Jets, the seven-year veteran practiced for his former team last week. This marks a return to the Bay Area for Coleman, who was with the 49ers from 2019-20.

The 49ers officially placed Trey Lance also on IR. Lance underwent surgery to repair a broken ankle. The San Francisco starter is out for the season and is looking at a four to six month recovery schedule. Which lead to Jimmy Garoppolo return to the top of the depth chart and Kurt Benkert on the 49ers P team. This year, Mr. Irrelevant, Brock Purdyis currently Garoppolo’s backup.

This will be yet another Shanahan-Coleman reunion. The sixth-year 49ers head coach served as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator during Coleman’s first two NFL seasons, and once the former third-round pick hit the market in 2019, the 49ers added him on a two-year contract. Coleman, 29, is now representing insurance against another 49ers backfield injury.

before letting go Rahim Mostert in 2019, the 49ers had Coleman as a starter. Even though Mostert moved from special team to first stringer, Coleman played a steady role for the 49ers’ Super Bowl LIV qualifying team. He had 724 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns in 2019 and topped 100 rushing in San Francisco’s Divisional Round victory over Minnesota. A shoulder injury slowed him for the remainder of these playoffs, and a knee injury in Week 2 of the 2020 season resulted in a long absence and a significantly reduced role in the span this year- the.

Coleman played in 11 Jets games last season – at the ex-49ers OC Mike LaFleur‘s offense – and averaging 4.2 yards per carry (84 totes, 356 yards). The Jets brought him back on a one-year, $1.5 million contract, but the team quickly drafted Brece room in the second round and went with younger fullbacks after training camp. The 49ers have a former Coleman replacement Jeff Wilson installed as their current starter, with Mack and UDFA rookie Jordan Mason as backups.