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49ers Activate NaVorro Bowman, Place Vance McDonald on IR

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The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday they have activated LB NaVorro Bowman to the 53-man roster from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. The team has also placed TE Garrett Celek on the Injured Reserve List.

Bowman (6-0, 242) was originally drafted by the 49ers in the third round (91st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He appeared in all 64 games (49 starts) from 2010 to 2013 and started every game in which he appeared each of the past three seasons. Bowman quickly developed into one of the league's most dominant defensive players, registering career highs in tackles (192), sacks (5.0), forced fumbles (four) and interceptions (two) in 2013. He was selected First-Team All-Pro in 2011, 2012 and 2013, as well as the Pro Bowl following the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

McDonald (6-4, 267) was originally drafted by the 49ers in the second round (55th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. In his career, he has appeared in 23 games (eight starts) and registered 10 receptions for 149 yards. In 2014, McDonald played in eight games, including four starts.

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