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49ers put Eric Heitmann on IR

Updated: November 2, 2010, 8:21 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Longtime San Francisco 49ers center Eric Heitmann was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, clearing roster room for the addition of new linebacker Thaddeus Gibson.

The Niners (2-6), in their bye week after beating the Denver Broncos 24-16 in London on Sunday, claimed Gibson off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers. He will get work on special teams initially.

Coach Mike Singletary said Tuesday that Heitmann wasn't recovering quickly enough, and the ...

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