The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday that they have removed second-year running back Carlos Hyde from the active/non-football injury list and placed him on the active roster, a day after putting him on the NFI with an undisclosed injury.
The move clears the way for Hyde, expected to become the Niners' lead back with franchise all-time leading rusher Frank Gore gone via free agency, to begin training camp with the rest of the team in Saturday's initial practice at Levi's Stadium.
No injury was listed for Hyde, who was one of four Niners on the NFI along with second-year outside linebacker Aaron Lynch, rookie right tackle Trent Brown and rookie receiver DeAndre Smelter. Center Daniel Kilgore, still recovering from the broken left ankle he suffered at Denver in Week 7 last season, is on the active/physically unable to perform list.
It was thought in OTAs that Hyde was dealing with a strained calf.
"It's not even a hamstring; it's a muscle pull," Niners coach Jim Tomsula said on May 29. "You talk to our medical people, (at a) different time of the year, Carlos would be pushing through.
"But why? That's my whole point on everything. Why do that now and take any kind of chances on things? Let's just get it healed and get going."
Hyde averaged 4.0 yards per carry last season, and his five rushing TDs were tied with Gore for the team lead,
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49ers put RB Carlos Hyde on active roster