The defending NFC champions made a couple of moves Thursday. According to Adam Caplan of Sirius XM radio and ESPN, the San Francisco 49ers have placed safety Darcel McBath on injured reserved and have claimed linebacker Joe Holland off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
McBath, 27, is a five-year pro from Texas Tech. He played in all 16 games for the 49ers last season, recording seven tackles. He was a key player for the 49ers on special teams, which is why the team opted to bring him back for a second season. He injured his left leg covering a punt against the Kansas City Chiefs last week.
To fill McBath’s spot, the 49ers claimed Holland off of waivers. Holland, a former Purdue Boilermaker, had four tackles in two preseason games for the Buccaneers before being placed on waivers this week.
Holland was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the 49ers in May of 2012. He was released and picked up by the Miami Dolphins that October. After a week, the Dolphins released Holland and he was signed to the Buccaneers’ practice squad. In January, he was signed to a reserve/future contract by the Buccaneers.
Holland was waived Wednesday.