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The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have placed linebacker Shayne Skov on the Injured Reserve List and promoted safety Marcus Ball to the active roster from the team's practice squad. San Francisco has also signed linebacker Wynton McManis to the practice squad.
Ball (6-1, 215) originally signed to the team's practice squad on Nov. 22, 2016. He entered the NFL with the New Orleans Saints on April 2, 2014, signing as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Memphis. He appeared in 12 games (two starts) during his rookie season where he registered 12 tackles on defense and nine special teams tackles. Following his release from New Orleans on May 4, 2015, he signed with the Carolina Panthers on May 21, 2015 where he spent the entire regular season and postseason on the practice squad. This season with Carolina, he appeared in one game and spent time on the team's practice squad before his release from the team on Oct. 11, 2016. The following day he was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad and was released from Jacksonville on Oct. 24.
Ball played his final two seasons at Memphis (2009-10) after transferring from Pearl River (Poplarville, MS) Junior College (2008). Prior to his time at Pearl River, he spent two years at Florida State University (2006-07). He appeared in 19 games (12 starts) for the Tigers, finishing with 108 tackles, four interceptions and eight passes defensed. In 13 games for the Seminoles, he racked up 37 tackles, one sack, one interception, five passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
Ball will wear number 46.
View the full 2016 San Francisco 49ers practice squad.
Skov (6-3, 247) appeared in nine games this season where he registered two tackles on defense along with eight tackles on special teams.
McManis (6-1, 225) originally signed with the 49ers on May 2, 2016, spent training camp with the team and was released on Aug. 27. He appeared in 47 games in four years at the University of Memphis (2012-15) where he registered 110 tackles, nine tackles for loss and three sacks. In 2015, he appeared in 13 games and recorded 62 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks and one fumble recovery. In 2014, he saw action in 10 games and registered 20 tackles, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. His sophomore season, he appeared in 12 games and had one tackle. As a freshman in 2012, he played in 12 games and registered 27 tackles, 2.5 TFLs and 1 INT.