The San Francisco 49ers announced they have placed LB Travis LaBoy and K Joe Nedney on the Injured Reserve List. The team has promoted TE Colin Cloherty and DT Will Tukuafu from the practice squad to the active roster.
LaBoy, who played in all 14 games this season and ranked 2nd on the team with 5.0 sacks, suffered a knee injury against the San Diego Chargers on December 16.
Nedney has been sidelined since suffering a knee injury against the St. Louis Rams on November 14. Prior to his injury, he connected on 11 of 13 field goal attempts and all 17 PATs this season.
Cloherty (6-2, 245) originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts on April 30, 2009. He played in one game with the Colts and registered one reception for two yards. Cloherty spent the majority of the 2009 season on the Colts practice squad before being signed to their active roster for the season finale. He was released by the Colts following training camp this year and was signed to the 49ers practice squad on October 6.
Tukuafu (6-4, 293) signed with the 49ers as a rookie free agent from the University of Oregon on August 12, 2010. He was released following training camp and later signed to the 49ers practice squad on September 5. Tukuafu was originally signed earlier this year by the Seattle Seahawks before being released on June 22. Tukuafu totaled 131 tackles, 14.5 sacks, five fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles over the final three years of his collegiate career for the Ducks.
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