OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 9/1/19 9:18 AM

The 49ers waived Wilson as part of Saturday's final roster cuts, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
EDGE Analysis
Maiocco noted that Wilson was the last player to be alerted of his departure, showing that the team's front office was heavily debating whether or not to keep the backup until the 11th hour. San Francisco would likely keep the 23-year-old on the practice squad if he clears waivers, but its chances may be slim after Wilson's strong preseason (178 yards, four touchdowns and a 4.3 YPC) and brief success against NFL defenses last season (66 carries for 266 rushing yards).

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Fri 8/30/19 2:32 AM

Wilson rushed 20 times for 100 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson led all skill position players with 108 all-purpose yards, including an impressive 41-yard touchdown scamper where he cut back against the grain and hit paydirt. The 23-year-old appeared to be on the outside looking in when it came to the 53-man roster, but Jerick McKinnon's (knee) recent setback may open a potential spot for Wilson. We will find out of the second-year back's strong final audition was enough to make it past final roster cuts Saturday.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 8/25/19 12:45 AM

Wilson ran for 45 yards on 12 carries, scoring two rushing touchdowns during Saturday's 27-17 preseason win against the Chiefs.
EDGE Analysis
With Saturday night's performance in the books, Wilson now leads the 49ers in rushing yards over the past two weeks, while logging three combined scores on the ground against Denver and Kansas City. He didn't account for a single rushing or receiving touchdown in six regular-season appearances for San Francisco last year, though he did average north of four yards per carry, while having one explosive receiving performance -- eight catches for 73 yards against Seattle in Week 13. Wilson has been productive when granted opportunities within Kyle Shanahan's offense, but competing within one of the most top-loaded position groups in the NFL, he isn't guaranteed substantial playing time if in fact able to secure a roster spot behind presumed No. 1 and 2 options Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Tue 8/20/19 5:01 PM

Wilson (calf) carried the ball nine times for 33 yards and a touchdown in Monday's preseason win over Denver.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson missed the 49ers' first preseason contest with a calf injury, but he looked healthy after the brief absence. The 23-year-old proved he can hang in the NFL when he was forced into action off of the practice squad last season (66 carries for 266 yards). That said, Wilson will find it hard to make the 53-man roster if the team's current stable of running backs is healthy when roster cuts are due.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Wed 8/14/19 8:26 AM

Wilson (calf) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson suffered a calf injury early in camp, and his return to the field falls in line with the initial one- to two-week timetable. Expect the 23-year-old to get plenty of looks this preseason as he attempts to wiggle his way onto the 53-man roster of a team with plenty of talented backs ahead of him on the depth chart.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Thu 8/1/19 6:40 PM

Wilson (calf) is expected to remain sidelined one to two weeks, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson suffered a calf injury earlier this week, and appears on track to miss at least one preseason matchup as he recovers. The 23-year-old running back will look to return to practice as soon as possible, given that he'll likely need to carve out a role on special teams in order to earn a roster spot.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Tue 7/30/19 12:22 AM

Wilson appeared to suffer a minor injury to his lower right leg during Monday's training camp practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson did not take part in additional drills, but he did stay on the field for the remainder of practice, so the injury doesn't sound serious. The 23-year-old is currently fighting for a backup/special teams spot on the 53-man roster this preseason.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Mon 6/17/19 3:20 PM

Wilson (shoulder) participated in spring practices, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson latched on with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie last year, ultimately starting two games in December and suffering a shoulder injury Week 17. He'll now face an uphill battle to stay on the 53-man roster, with Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon (knee), Matt Breida (pectoral) and Raheem Mostert (forearm) all expected to have spots on the team. Wilson could land the No. 4 job if one of the aforementioned players suffers a rehab setback that forces him to injured reserve or the PUP list.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Fri 3/22/19 3:42 PM

Wilson (shoulder) is part of a deep position group that now includes Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon (knee) as well as Matt Breida (ankle) and Raheem Mostert (forearm), ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner reports.
EDGE Analysis
Wilson held his own while making a couple starts as an undrafted rookie in 2018, but he nonetheless figures to enter training camp as a long shot for the 53-man roster. Coleman, McKinnon and Breida are all viable candidates for key roles on offense, while Mostert has become a fixture on special teams. The decision to sign Coleman suggests the Niners view Wilson and Matt Dayes as marginal NFL talents. Looking on the bright side, Wilson likely will recover from his late-season shoulder injury in time to get some reps during OTAs and minicamp.

OUTJeffery Wilson
RB SF (6)
Sun 1/27/19 8:25 PM

Wilson (shoulder) ran for 266 yards on 66 carries in six games with the 49ers. He added 98 receiving yards on 12 catches.
EDGE Analysis
The 49ers' backfield was marred with injuries in 2018, beginning with Jerick McKinnon's season-ending knee injury before he could even make his debut. Matt Breida used that opportunity to shine, but he also dealt with several lower body injuries, allowing Wilson to make his mark late in the season. The undrafted rookie was able to start two games, racking up 151 yards on 38 carries (4.0 yards per carry) in those games. Wilson surpassed veteran Alfred Morris -- who is an unrestricted free agent next season -- on the depth chart, putting himself in a position to compete for a backup job behind the duo of McKinnon and Breida, assuming his late-season shoulder injury doesn't require surgery.