SANTA CLARA —
The 49ers just announced they have placed defensive lineman Arik Armstead on the Injured Reserve list. His season is over.
Armstead injured his shoulder during training camp and played through the injury for months. This afternoon in the locker room, I asked him if he benefited from playing through the injury. “Ummmmm,” he said. Then he paused for three seconds. “In some ways, yeah.” Another long pause. “Playing football, you get better. So, in some ways, yeah.”
What do you think of Armstead’s answer? And what do you think of the timing of this move?