Slated to join 49ers
The 49ers plan to sign Johnson to their 53-man roster, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Johnson has spent most of the year on the Broncos' practice squad, but the 49ers need help at quarterback after Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a season-ending foot injury Sunday. It seems likely that the 49ers will utilize Brock Purdy as their starting quarterback, but Johnson should provide a veteran presence in the locker room with the ability to fill in if Purdy struggles or gets hurt.
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Coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Garoppolo (foot) to be a member of the 49ers for the 2023 season, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
GM John Lynch said Wednesday that Purdy continues to pursue opinions on how to proceed with the complete tear of the UCL that he sustained in his right elbow during Sunday's NFC Championship Game loss at Philadelphia, but the most likely scenario is surgery and a six-month recovery, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Lance (ankle) said Tuesday that he's 3-4 weeks away from being cleared for practice and will be 100 percent for OTAs this summer, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Purdy is slated for surgery on his right elbow after suffering a complete tear of his UCL during Sunday's NFC Championship Game loss at Philadelphia, and the 49ers hope he'll be healthy by training camp, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Aiyuk caught his lone target for 10 yards in Sunday's 31-7 NFC Championship Game loss to the Eagles.
Purdy (elbow) suffered an injury to his right throwing arm early in Sunday's 31-7 playoff loss to the Eagles, resulting in four completed passes for 23 yards and one fumble lost.
Purdy (elbow) is believed to have injured his ulnar collateral ligament in Sunday's 31-7 NFC Championship Game loss to the Eagles and will have an MRI on the injury Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
Kittle caught three of four targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 31-7 NFC Championship Game loss to Philadelphia.
Samuel caught three of six targets for 33 yards and rushed six times for a loss of nine yards (one fumble lost) in Sunday's 31-7 playoff loss to the Eagles.
McCaffrey (calf) rushed 15 times for 84 yards and a touchdown while catching all four of his targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 31-7 playoff loss to the Eagles.