Jimmie Ward- Origanally Hoped

The San Francisco 49ers are expecting to be without their free player Jimmie Ward longer than they originally hoped.

Ward was afflicted with the kind of injury that the coach Kyle Shanahan called a "pretty awful" Achilles injury on Aug 14

Jimmie Ward- Pretty Awful

General manager of the Niners John Lynch said on the pregame show on Thursday's preseason final in the match against the Houston Texas

Jimmie Ward- Houstan Texas

Ward is likely to be placed on injured reserve for the start of the season

Jimmie Ward - Start Of The Season

"He lets us carry out what we do," Lynch said on Amazon's live broadcast. "He's an safety who acts like a safety.

Jimmie Ward- Act Like Saftey

The Niners signed veteran safety Tashaun Gipson on Monday in order to improve the quantity of competition and depth when they take Ward out. 

Jimmie Ward- Take Ward Out

 Dontae Johnson who is in into his 9th NFL season, switched from safety to cornerback during training camp. 

Jimmie Ward- Training Camp

Jimmie Ward- Following His Injury

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Tarvarius Moore and George Odum are also getting shots in Ward's spot following his injury.

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