The San Francisco 49ers have activated LB Kwon Alexander from injured reserve. Defensive lineman Kentavius Street hits IR in his place.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport announced the move via Twitter on Friday.
The #49ers announced that they have activated LB Kwon Alexander (torn pec) from Injured Reserve, and he’ll play this weekend. A huge lift for this defense, even if his role won’t immediately be what it was.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2020
Alexander played in eight games in 2019 before being placed on IR with a torn pectoral muscle. In those eight games, he had 0.5 sacks, 22 solo tackles, one interception and one forced fumble.
This was Alexander’s first season in San Francisco. Before that he played four seasons in Tampa Bay, making the Pro Bowl in 2017. He could be a big addition to an already stout defense and linebacking core.
The 49ers will take on the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round on Saturday. If they win, they will host the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium.
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