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49ers cornerbacks Redmond, Ward return to practice

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Junior Hemingway (88) runs in front of San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jimmie Ward (25) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Junior Hemingway (88) runs in front of San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jimmie Ward (25) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. AP

SANTA CLARA -- Rookie cornerback Will Redmond practiced Tuesday as the 49ers opened a 21-day window for him to return from injured reserve.

Redmond, a third-round pick from Mississippi State, suffered an ACL tear last season and was limited for the 49ers throughout the offseason and training camp. All teams can bring back one player from injured reserve. Redmond, who likely would play nickel cornerback for the 49ers, is the team's choice for that designation.

The first game in which Redmond could play the team's Week 9 game against the Saints.

Another rookie cornerback, Rashard Robinson, suffered a concussion Sunday and did not practice Tuesday. Starter Jimmie Ward, however, was back at practice after suffering a quadriceps strain Week 3 against Seattle.

Safety Jaquiski Tartt, who missed Sunday's game with his own quadriceps injury, also was back at practice.

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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