The 49ers placed defensive lineman Kalia Davis on injured reserve after she hurt her ankle in their 45-29 win over the Cardinals.
This adds to the 49ers' defensive line's thinness owing to Arik Armstead's foot/knee ailments and Javon Hargrave's hamstring injury, which kept him out of Week 15.
General manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan could add depth with free agency defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, but as of Monday, they had not made a move.
“Not yet,” Shanahan said Monday via conference call. “Nothing is off limits. You can view our practice team from last week. We don't know when Hargrave and Armstead will return either.
We know they have opportunities this week. We'll address several variables during the day and tomorrow. Even if we don't relocate, that'll likely continue all year." According to rumors on Tuesday, Suh visited the Dolphins but did not sign.
If Armstead and Hargrave aren't ready for "Monday Night Football," the 49ers may go elsewhere for help. This game, T.Y. McGill was elevated from the practice squad to aid Javon Kinlaw and Kevin Givens play most of the interior defensive line plays.
Davis played 13 defensive snaps in Arizona before the injury and three games in 2023 before going on IR.
Davis was picked by the 49ers in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft (No. 220 overall) and did not play as a rookie while recovering from a knee injury he received in October 2021 at the University of Central Florida.