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Top Ray-Ray McCloud News

  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Not targeted in spot-start

    McCloud logged 38 offensive snaps (46 percent) but was not targeted in Thursday's 30-12 win over the Giants.

    McCloud got the starting nod in place of Brandon Aiyuk (wrist), but the elevated role did not result in added production Thursday. Rookie Ronnie Bell wound up benefiting the most from Aiyuk's absence with a short touchdown reception on two targets. The speedy McCloud was mainly used as a downfield decoy on his routes Thursday, in addition to handling his usual return-man duties. The veteran wideout could earn another start against Arizona on Oct. 1 if Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) isn't ready following the extended rest period.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Getting starting nod

    McCloud is lining up with the 49ers' starting offense Thursday against the Giants, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) is sidelined for the game and Jauan Jennings was expected to step into the starting offensive unit. However, it appears that McCloud will instead get the first look, though Johnson should rotate in at times.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Completes quick return

    McCloud (wrist) was on the field for four special teams snaps in Sunday's 30-23 win over the Rams.

    McCloud made a speedy recovery from a broken wrist suffered this preseason, missing just the first game of the regular season ahead of Sunday's appearance. The 26-year-old was limited to returning kicks against the Rams, which could just be the coaching staff easing him back into action. Assuming his wrist held up fine, McCloud should continue serving as the 49ers' return man in a home matchup against the Giants on Thursday.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Logs full practice Wednesday

    McCloud (wrist) was listed as a full participant at practice Wednesday.

    McCloud broke his left wrist in early August but recovered quickly and was able to log two limited practices and a full practice last week. He ended up playing three of 68 offensive snaps in a season-opening win over Pittsburgh and also worked as San Francisco's lead punt returner, gaining 41 yards on three returns. McCloud appears to be clear of the wrist issue given this week's full practice session.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Cleared to play Sunday

    McCloud (wrist) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Steelers, Nick Wagoner of reports.

    The veteran wideout and return man broke his wrist last month but returned to practice this week, beating his original two-month recovery timeline. McCloud is a depth receiver but handles kickoffs and punts for the Niners.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Logs limited practice Thursday

    McCloud (wrist) was a limited participant at the 49ers' practice Thursday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    McCloud suffered a broken wrist in early August, but he's been recovering ahead of schedule and opened the week with consecutive limited practices. The wide receiver will have one more chance to practice Friday before the team makes a decision on his official status for Sunday's regular season opener versus the Steelers.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Cleared for limited practice

    McCloud (wrist) has been cleared to practice and was a limited participant Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    A prior report suggested McCloud would be out for about two months after breaking his wrist in practice in early August, but he seems to be well ahead of schedule in his recovery and might even be able to play Week 1 at Pittsburgh. If so, he'll likely work as San Francisco's fourth or fifth receiver and might get a couple return chances on special teams.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Sidelined two months

    McCloud (wrist) is expected to be sidelined for two months after breaking his left wrist at a recent training camp practice, Nick Wagoner of reports.

    The 49ers are optimistic McCloud could return a little earlier than his current eight-week estimation. However, he is expected to be placed on injured reserve after their initial roster cut on Aug. 29, which would make him eligible to return after a minimum of four games. He averaged 10.8 yards per punt return and 23.0 yards per kick return for the team in 2022 and served as their No. 4 wide receiver.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Going to miss time

    McCloud suffered a broken hand during a recent training camp practice and the injury will require surgery, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    McCloud is expected to miss at least eight weeks, which will likely cost him the first four games of the regular season. The Clemson product was expected to handle return duties while also serving as a depth option in the team's receiving corps this year. His absence will now open up an opportunity for someone else to break camp on the 53-man roster, with Ronnie Bell and Willie Snead both currently possible options to seize that role.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Fills versatile role with new club

    McCloud went without a target across 12 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

    McCloud had played north of 40 percent of the snaps on offense in each of the 49ers' previous four games, but with Deebo Samuel (ankle/knee) returning to action for the regular-season finale, McCloud saw his role get downsized. The 26-year-old is slated to serve as a depth piece within the 49ers' receiving corps heading into the postseason, with McCloud most likely to provide his biggest impact in the return game for the duration of San Francisco's postseason run. He appeared in all 17 games during the regular season, logging 243 receiving yards, 78 rushing yards, two total touchdowns and 955 combined return yards.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Converts long catch in win

    McCloud had one reception (two targets) for 41 yards in Sunday's 37-34 overtime win over the Raiders.

    McCloud produced a big-splash play for the second consecutive week, although this one fell short of going for a touchdown. The return specialist is proving that he can be a home-run threat on offense, but his role is too inconsistent to be relied upon in fantasy. McCloud has recorded more than one reception just once this season (Week 7), so more of the same can be expected against the Cardinals on Sunday.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Rips off huge TD run

    McCloud broke off a 71-yard touchdown run and did not catch his lone target in Saturday's 37-20 win over Washington.

    McCloud did his best Deebo Samuel (knee/ankle) impression when he took a wide zone handoff for a 71-yard touchdown. It was the return specialist's fourth rushing attempt this season, with the previous three tallying just seven yards back in Week 14. McCloud's usage as a receiver hasn't increased in the two games sans Samuel, so this unique touchdown run shouldn't have fantasy managers rushing to the waiver wire ahead of San Francisco's Week 17 matchup against Las Vegas.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Age: 26
School: Clemson
Experience: 6