Tuesday, August 12, 2014

49ers remove Ian Williams from PUP list

Nearly 11 months after he suffered a broken leg in a loss at Seattle, 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams has been cleared to return to the practice field.

The club announced Tuesday that the 24-year-old Williams has been taken off the active/physically unable to perform list.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Williams underwent four surgical procedures on his injured leg. A fourth-year pro from Notre Dame, Williams suffered the injury in his first career regular season start.

By activating Williams, the Niners do not gain a roster spot, as he already counted against the 90-player limit. However, now Williams can start to get the on-field work he needs after almost a year away.

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