49ers-Packers inactives: Ferrell placed on IR; Odum activated originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
Earlier in the week, the 49ers ruled him out of action for the team’s NFC divisional round game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night. The 49ers previously hoped Ferrell would be available if the 49ers extended their postseason run.
Veteran safety and special-teams ace George Odum was activated off injured reserve to fill Ferrell’s spot on the roster.
Odum will be available to suit up and play against the Packers.
It was not immediately known whether either or both players will be listed among the team’s 48 active players to suit up and see action Saturday night.
Teams must announce their inactive players 90 minutes before kickoff.
The loss of Ferrell for the postseason is a blow to the 49ers. Chase Young is expected to make his first start with the 49ers and see extensive action both in the team’s base and nickel defenses.
Ferrell registered 3.5 sacks and 28 tackles for the 49ers this season. He signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the 49ers last offseason after four seasons with the Raiders.
Ferrell entered the NFL as the No. 4 overall pick in 2019.