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Jimmie Ward | Defensive Back | #25

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 193
College: Northern Illinois
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (30) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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49ers CB Jimmie Ward (concussion) is questionable for Week 12 against the Dolphins.
Ward suffered a concussion in last week's loss to New England but returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He was also limited at Friday's session. Ward still needs to pass the concussion protocol but his presence at practice the last two days suggests he'll be good to go on Sunday. Nov 25 - 3:03 PM

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49ers CB Jimmie Ward suffered a concussion in Sunday's Week 11 loss to New England.

A 2014 first-round pick, this is Ward's first known concussion in the NFL. Ward has been the 49ers' best cornerback when healthy this season. If Ward can't play in Week 12, his loss will be felt against Dolphins slot WR Jarvis Landry.
Nov 20 - 8:14 PM

49ers CB Jimmie Ward (quad) expects to return Sunday.

Ward practiced in full Wednesday. He's on track to play this week after missing the last three games. Ward's return comes at a good time for the 49ers with Rashard Robinson (concussion) sidelined.
Oct 19 - 4:21 PM

49ers CB Jimmie Ward (quad) resumed practicing Tuesday.

Ward has been sidelined for Week 4. This doesn't necessarily put him on track to return against the Bucs on Sunday, but at least makes it a possibility. It would be a good week to return, as Rashard Robinson is battling a concussion.
Oct 18 - 2:42 PM

49ers slot CB Jimmie Ward (quad) has been ruled out for Week 6.

It's a slight improvement for Bills slot WR Robert Woods' matchup.
Oct 14 - 1:54 PM

49ers CB Jimmie Ward (quad) has been ruled out for Week 5 against the Cardinals.

Ward covers the slot for San Francisco. It's a theoretical boost for Larry Fitzgerald, but the insertion of Drew Stanton at quarterback brings Fitzgerald's stock back down. He averaged 5-50 with Stanton across eight starts in 2014.
Oct 5 - 3:45 PM

49ers CB Jimmie Ward has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Cowboys.

It's an upgrade to Cole Beasley's matchup, as Ward covers the slot in the 49ers' defense and Beasley runs almost strictly slot routes. Beasley's target outlook is also improved by the Cowboys' loss of Dez Bryant (knee).
Sep 30 - 3:55 PM

49ers CB Jimmie Ward (quad) is week to week.

It's actually good news after Ward went down in non-contact fashion. Keith Reaser will likely start in his absence.
Sep 27 - 1:42 PM

49ers CB Jimmie Ward exited Week 3 against the Seahawks with a quad injury and will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Ward went down with a non-contact injury. Coach Chip Kelly says he thinks it's a muscle injury as opposed to a ligament issue in Ward's knee. Ward is the 49ers' base right corner and moves into the slot in sub-packages.
Sep 25 - 10:02 PM

49ers CB Jimmie Ward remains on track to start opposite Tramaine Brock.

Ward has been penciled in since the spring. It's quite likely Ward will kick back inside to the slot in nickel situations. Rashard Robinson and Keith Reaser are competing for the No. 3 job.
Aug 22 - 1:42 PM

49ers DC Jim O’Neil said CB Jimmie Ward is one of their "best 11."

"We’re trying to find ways to get our best 11 on the field," O’Neil continued. "So far what he’s shown now on the practice field, I’m confident he could be out there (at cornerback)." A nickel back last season, Ward saw snaps at right corner with the first-team defense during OTAs. As it stands, he is the favorite to open the season opposite Tramaine Brock in the starting lineup.
May 31 - 12:09 PM

49ers CB Jimmie Ward played with the first team at Tuesday's OTAs.

Ward got most of his snaps at nickel back last year but Tuesday he lined up on the outside. Tramaine Brock was the Niners' other first-team cornerback with Dontae Johnson at nickel back. Ward earned PFF's 35th-highest cornerback grade out of 111 qualifiers last season.
May 17 - 9:38 PM

49ers DB Jimmie Ward (foot surgery) has been cleared for training camp.

Ward went down last Week 10, and missed the 49ers' entire offseason program. The No. 30 overall pick of last year's draft, Ward flashed upside as a rookie, but was continually slowed by injury. The versatile defensive back will begin the year with nickel duties, provided he's healthy.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 06:38:00 PM

49ers DB Jimmie Ward (foot surgery) expects to be ready for training camp.

"I should be," Ward said. "I feel good right now. Everything is coming back positive." Ward will miss all of OTAs recovering from surgery. He’s had multiple setbacks since his 2014 Jones fracture and can’t be counted on for the start of camp. Keith Reaser has been getting nickel reps in place of Ward.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 06:27:00 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke said DB Jimmie Ward is "on track" in his recovery from foot surgery.

It's a pretty vague diagnosis. Ward missed the team's recent minicamp and at this point, there's no timetable for his return. The 23-year-old was showing signs of improvement before foot surgery ended his season in Week 10. The 2014 first-round pick is an exciting young talent but first, he'll have to get healthy.
Sat, May 2, 2015 12:17:00 AM

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