The 49ers on Monday activated rookie defensive end Robert Bell Jr. from the injured reserve list.
In order to make room for Bell on the 53-man roster, the 49ers placed veteran safety George Odom on injured reserve.
Odom suffered a torn biceps tendon in the 49ers’ 31-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night at Lumen Field. Odum is one of the best special teams players on the team.
The team hopes Odom can return to action at some point this season after surgery.
The 49ers selected Bell in the fifth round (No. 173) overall out of Georgia. He appeared in 54 games with 10 starts in six seasons (2018-22) at Georgia. Bell recorded 72 tackles, 12.0 TFLs, and 10.5 sacks with two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his college career.
He missed a large portion of training camp this summer due to a hamstring injury. The 49ers placed him on injured reserve before the start of the regular season.
Bell becomes the third player the 49ers have activated from the injured list in the past two weeks, joining running backs Samuel Womack (knee) and Darrell Luter (knee).
Bell joins a large group of 49ers defensemen that also includes Nick Bosa, Javon Hargrave, Arik Armstead, Chase Young, Clellen Ferrell, Javon Kinlaw, Kevin Givens, Randy Gregory and Kalia Davis.
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