The 49ers filled Billy Cundiff's former roster spot with practice-squad wideout Chad Hall. The 49ers acquired Hall (5-8, 187 pounds) in November. He has regular-season experience with the Eagles having played both receiver and running back and having returned punts.
The move comes on the heels of the news that wideout Michael Crabtree was interviewed in connection with an alleged sexual assault on Friday. While the 49ers are short on wideouts -- with Hall, they now have five on the active roster -- the two storylines are unrelated.
Instead, under league rules someone like Hall, who has been on a practice squad for three seasons, must be elevated to the active roster if there is an opening on game day. You might recall that Hall was briefly released from the practice squad earlier this season when the 49ers had a similar roster opening on game day. He was re-acquired at the beginning of the next week, allowing the 49ers to circumvent the league rule.
-- Matt Barrows