The San Francisco 49ers are reeling from several major injuries stemming from Week 1. Running back Raheem Mostert went down with a knee injury early against the Detroit Lions, and he just announced on Tuesday that he will undergo season-ending surgery.
San Francisco moved quickly to shore up its RB depth by signing a back to their practice squad.
Kerryon Johnson 49ers
San Francisco is adding Kerryon Johnson to its practice squad following news of Mostert's surgery. He gives 49ers an intriguing option as they evaluate their current RB situation.
Johnson, a former second-round pick, spent three seasons with the Lions to begin his career. He racked up 1,752 yards from scrimmage from 2018-2020, flashing a dual-threat skillset out of the backfield. However, he was waived this offseason by Detroit and failed to stick with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 49ers' backfield features a ton of question marks as Johnson enters the fold. Third-round pick Trey Sermon was a healthy scratch on Sunday, which allowed Elijah Mitchell to shine. JaMycal Hasty also ran for a TD against the Lions.
It's clear that San Francisco isn't married to anyone immediately taking on a lead back role. The 49ers may take a committee approach until someone pulls away from the pack.
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