49ers promote RB Jeff Wilson Jr. from practice squad

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have promoted running back Jeff Wilson Jr. from the practice squad following an injury to Tevin Coleman.

The Niners also waived tight end Kaden Smith on Saturday to make room on the roster for Wilson.

Coleman sprained his ankle in the season opener at Tampa Bay. That left San Francisco with only two healthy halfbacks in Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert heading into Sunday’s game at Cincinnati.

Wilson played in six games last season. He ran 66 times for 266 yards and added 12 receptions for 98 yards.

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