49ers activate DB Ward from PUP list

Field Level Media

July 30, 2019 at 4:47 pm.

San Francisco 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward returned to practice Tuesday, three months after breaking his collarbone during organized team activities.

The team activated the versatile veteran from the physically unable to perform list.

Ward, 28, has appeared in 51 games (31 starts) at safety and cornerback since the 49ers made him the 30th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

The 49ers re-signed him to a one-year, $4.5 million deal in March despite his injury history. In both 2017 and 2018, Ward’s season ended in November because of a broken arm.

Ward’s career totals include 182 tackles, two interceptions and 21 passes defensed.