49ers News: San Francisco Reaches Injury Settlement With LB Desmond Bishop

In the midst of the team's roster cuts this past week, the San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker Desmond Bishop on injured reserve with a hand injury that required surgery. 

Rather than remain on injured reserve, however, Bishop has come to an injury settlement with the team that allows him to become an unrestricted free agent.

Via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee:

An injury settlement stipulates that the player involved will be paid out the number of game checks equivalent to what he would earn with the team had he remained on injured reserve. Now a free agent, Bishop would have to wait six weeks plus the length of the injury settlement itself if he wanted to return to the 49ers.

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