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If there is a bright side to this news, it’s that the San Francisco 49ers did not expect K’Waun Williams (high ankle sprain) back until late this season, if at all. According to an NFL spokesperson, Williams was suspended for two games without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
He can return to the 49ers’ active roster on Tuesday, Dec. 8, following San Francisco’s Week 13 game vs. Buffalo.
This means that Williams will be subject to the reasonable cause testing program for players who have tested positive for a prohibited substance, which could mean increased testing at unexpected times both during the year and in the offseason.
In other news, both Raheem Mostert (high ankle sprain), who is hoped to return this week, and Jeff Wilson Jr. (high ankle sprain), who is likelier to return the following week, have had their Injured Reserve practice windows opened.
And with Jaquiski Tartt and Johnathan Cyprien on injured reserve and Jared Mayden on practice squad injured reserve, San Francisco added two safeties.
The team signed safety Chris Edwards to a one-year deal and signed safety Kai Nacua and wide receiver Shawn Poindexter to the practice squad.