49ers place Carlos Hyde on injured reserve

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KTVU) -- The 49ers have placed starting running back, Carlos Hyde on the injured reserve list.

The former Ohio State star will miss the rest of the season, due to a foot injury. In a corresponding move, the 49ers promoted tight end Brian Leonhardt from the practice squad.

Hyde carried the ball 115 times this season, rushing for 470 yards and 3 touchdowns.

His best game was the first game of the season, when he ran for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns in a Monday night game against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi's Stadium.

He suffered a stress fracture in his foot in a Week 7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and never returned to the field.

(Below is the press release issued by the 49ers.


The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have placed RB Carlos Hyde on the Injured Reserve List and promoted TE Brian Leonhardt to the active roster from the team’s practice squad.

Leonhardt (6-5,255) was originally signed to the team’s practice squad on November 16, 2015. He entered the NFL with the Oakland Raiders where he signed as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2013. He was waived by the Raiders on August 31, 2013 and was signed to the team’s practice squad on September 2, 2013 where he spent the entire season. After signing a reserve/future contract with the team on December 30, 2013, he appeared in 12 games (three starts) in 2014 and registered six receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown. He was waived by the team on September 5, 2015, and later signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad on October 20. He was released by the Browns on November 11, 2015.

A 25-year-old native of Blaine, MN, Leonhardt played collegiately at Bemidji State University where he appeared in 43 games and registered 112 receptions for 1,431 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Leonhardt will wear number 46.

Hyde (6-0, 235) started in each of the team’s first seven games this season and registered 115 carries for 470 yards and three touchdowns.

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