Jeffery Wilson

Jeffery Wilson

Running Back #3
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 210 lb.
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Jeffery Wilson: Elevates from COVID list

The 49ers removed Wilson (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Wilson only spent a handful of days on the list, so it's more likely that he met the caveat of recent exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 -- rather than test positive himself -- upon his arrival to camp. He'll now focus his efforts on retaining a roster spot in a backfield composed of Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon.

August 4, 2020 2:52 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Placed on COVID-19 list

Wilson has been placed on the 49ers' reserve/COVID-19 list, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Wilson's placement on the list means that he's either tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with an infected person. The 24-year-old is slated to work in a reserve role in the 49ers' backfield this season behind Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon.

July 30, 2020 2:27 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Signs tender

Wilson signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender Monday.

Analysis: Wilson is set to earn $750,000 in 2020 before becoming a restricted free agent next offseason. Though he reached the end zone five times in 2019, Wilson averaged just 3.9 yards per carry and saw his role on offense dwindle down the stretch last season. From Week 14 onward, Wilson's only touch came in the Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs, when he recorded a 20-yard reception.

April 20, 2020 1:09 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Tendered by 49ers

San Francisco tendered Wilson to a one-year contract Thursday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Wilson was effective when called upon in a crowed 49ers' backfield last season, producing 27 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns, while adding three receptions for 34 yards and another score in 10 games. Wilson faces a tough path for carries next season, especially considering there's three running backs ahead of him on the depth chart under contract.

March 5, 2020 5:58 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Effective when called upon

Wilson had 27 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns, adding three receptions for 34 yards and another score in 10 games this season.

Analysis: Wilson began the year on the 49ers' practice squad for the second season in a row, and he was quickly promoted to the main roster in Week 2 after Tevin Coleman suffered a multi-week injury. The 24-year-old was effective early on as a goal-line back, scoring all four of his touchdowns in the first two games following his promotion. Wilson saw his role reduced significantly as the backfield returned to full strength, and he should find himself in a similar situation to begin the 2020 season with all three of the backs ahead of him on the depth chart under contract.

February 7, 2020 2:31 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Healthy scratch

Wilson (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's matchup with the Vikings.

Analysis: Wilson has been receiving healthy scratches since Week 14. It is no surprise he has again, as Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida are all all healthy and available in the backfield.

January 11, 2020 12:20 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Performs when called upon

Wilson suited up for 10 games and finished with 27 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns, adding three receptions for 34 yards and another score during the regular season.

Analysis: Wilson was signed off of the practice squad for the second year in a row to fill in for injured backs, this time serving as a goal-line option early on. Improved backfield depth in 2019 led to less touches for the 23-year-old (78 to 30) despite appearing in four more contests. Wilson showed enough when he was called upon to be a solid backup in the NFL, so it wouldn't be surprising to see San Francisco offer him a minimum contract to keep the extended rights free agent around for training camp in 2020.

January 3, 2020 2:10 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Remains healthy scratch

Wilson (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: Wilson was active for Week 15 but didn't end up playing any offensive snaps. Raheem Mostert, Matt Breida and Tevin Coleman are all good to handle the backfield work for the 49ers on Saturday.

December 21, 2019 4:06 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Healthy scratch in Week 14

Wilson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: With Matt Breida (ankle) returning from a two-game absence, the 49ers are back to full strength in the backfield, which leaves no room on the 46-man gameday roster for Wilson as a fourth-string option at the position. Wilson made waves earlier this season with two-touchdown performances in both Week 2 and 3, but he's since found paydirt in only one of the seven games he's been active for while amassing only 87 total yards.

December 8, 2019 8:47 AM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Rejoins game

Wilson (illness) returned to Sunday's 37-8 win over Green Bay in the third quarter.

Analysis: Wilson was deemed questionable to return after he exited the game due to an illness in the first half. He came back in the third quarter and took a carry for two yards, but he didn't see get work thereafter, with Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert holding down the backfield. Wilson finished the night with two carries for 27 yards and one target that he didn't catch.

November 25, 2019 6:42 AM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Battling illness

Wilson (illness) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Green Bay, MJ Acosta of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Wilson showed no signs of anything bothering him when he rushed for 25 yards on his lone touch of the game thus far, but he's apparently battling an illness that's serious enough to put his status for the remainder of the contest into question.

November 24, 2019 6:54 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Scores on lone touch

Wilson caught his lone target for a 25-yard touchdown in Sunday's 36-26 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Wilson was limited to special teams duties for nearly the entire contest until he briefly saw the field for a screen pass that he took for 25 yards to seal the win for San Francisco. The 24-year-old was able to shed his healthy scratch status due to Matt Breida's (ankle) unavailability. If the latter is unable to heal up before Sunday's contest against the Packers, then Wilson will suit up as depth and have the opportunity to vulture touchdowns away from the workhorses of the 49ers' running back stable (five touchdowns on 27 touches this season).

November 18, 2019 6:25 AM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Might be activated in Week 6

Wilson (coach's decision) might be active Sunday against the Rams, Cam Inman of the East Bay Times reports.

Analysis: If Wilson does play, it will be at the expense of a player at a different position and not one of the other three running backs. Wilson would be a candidate for goal-line touches, but his fantasy value would still be limited with three other running backs also in the mix.

October 11, 2019 1:43 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Unavailable Monday

Wilson (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: Wilson will yield his spot on the game-day roster to Tevin Coleman, who is making his season debut after completing his recovery from a high ankle sprain. This may be Wilson's reality moving forward unless one of Coleman, Matt Breida or Raheem Mostert suffers an injury.

October 7, 2019 3:59 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Two more short TDs

Wilson carried the ball eight times for 18 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: He also failed to bring in his only target. Stuck on the practice squad in Week 1, Wilson has now scored four TDs in the last two games and emerged as Kyle Shanahan's preferred short-yardage and goal-line option in the backfield. While Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert will continue to see most of the touches between the 20s as long as Tevin Coleman (ankle) is sidelined, Wilson may be carving out a role for himself that will last even after Coleman gets healthy.

September 22, 2019 7:15 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Scores twice in victory

Wilson received 10 carries for 34 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-17 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Wilson was signed off the practice squad following Tevin Coleman's (ankle) injury, and the second-year back immediately made his presence felt with his first career touchdown carries. Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert did most of the damage between the 20s, and Wilson saw most of his work when the game was sealed in the 4th quarter, despite the game stats showing a nearly even split. Wilson may prove to be the best option near the goal line after Sunday's showing, even if he is third on the depth chart in terms of carry volume heading into next week's matchup against the Steelers.

September 16, 2019 12:38 AM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Suiting up Sunday

Wilson is listed as active Sunday at Cincinnati.

Analysis: With Tevin Coleman sidelined due to a high ankle sprain, the 49ers opted to promote Wilson from their practice squad to serve as a reserve running back behind Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert. Mostert seems to hold more utility as a special-teamer than Wilson, but the former still stands to serve as Breida's primary backup during Coleman's absence. In six appearances last season, Wilson gutted out 266 yards at a clip of 4.0 YPC while hauling in 12 of 15 passes for 98 yards.

September 15, 2019 8:39 AM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Moves to active roster

Wilson was promoted to the 49ers' 53-man active roster, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: This move was predicted days ago, as Wilson is expected to provide depth behind Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert with Tevin Coleman (ankle) out multiple weeks. Wilson was solid in limited opportunities last year, turning 66 carries into 266 rushing yards over the course of six games.

September 14, 2019 1:49 PM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Rejoining roster soon

Wilson likely will be promoted from the practice squad after Tevin Coleman suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: It isn't clear if the transaction will happen Monday or later in the week. Either way, Wilson will slot in behind Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert in the San Francisco backfield for a Week 2 game in Cincinnati. Coleman is expected to miss multiple games.

September 9, 2019 6:26 AM EST

Jeffery Wilson: Rejoins 49ers on practice squad

San Francisco signed Wilson to its practice squad Sunday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Wilson did not make the 49ers' final 53-man roster, but he cleared waivers and was stashed on the practice squad. The 23-year-old flashed some promise this preseason, racking up 178 yards (4.3 YPC) and four touchdowns. The team is currently carrying three backs -- none of which are the model of good health -- so Wilson figures to be the first man called upon should any of the current players in the rotation go down for any period of time.

September 1, 2019 10:16 PM EST

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