NFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 10-7-0
2-4-0 9-8-0
0-6-0 4-13-0

2023 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 12 135 11.3 0 41
Post Season 2 26 13.0 0 19

Top Ray-Ray McCloud News

  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Battles through injury in 2023

    McCloud accrued 135 receiving yards and 428 combined return yards across 12 regular-season games with San Francisco in 2023.

    McCloud overcame a broken wrist suffered during training camp to suit up as the 49ers' return specialist in Week 1. The 27-year-old still sat out five games over the course of the regular season due to injury, with Deebo Samuel and rookie Ronnie Bell handling return duties in McCloud's absence. The veteran wideout performed up to standards as a return man, chipping in 165 combined yards from scrimmage on offense. This upcoming offseason, the 49ers may opt to have the cheaper Bell take over return duties while letting McCloud walk in free agency to save cap space in 2024.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Plays bigger role in Week 18

    McCloud recorded three catches (on four targets) for 22 yards, one carry for seven yards and two punt returns for 17 yards during Sunday's 21-20 loss to the Rams.

    McCloud completed an IR stint of five games and was able to suit up for the regular-season finale, and he got a bit more run on offense (59 percent share) than normal with the 49ers sitting out key starters and capping fellow WRs Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk to cameos. In the end, McCloud's output Sunday pushed him to a 12-135-0 line on 15 targets and three carries for 30 yards in 12 appearances on the campaign. When San Francisco next takes the field in the divisional round on Saturday, Jan. 20 or Sunday, Jan. 21, he likely will be contained to return duties with Samuel, Aiyuk and Jauan Jennings (concussion) handling most of the work at wide receiver.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Exits game with back injury

    McCloud (back) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Rams.

    McCloud was activated off the 49ers' injured reserve list Saturday and returned for his first game since Week 12. He had three catches for 22 yards and one carry for seven yards before exiting with a back injury.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Will play Sunday

    McCloud (ribs) is good to go for Sunday's matchup with the Rams, Lindsey Pallares of the 49ers' official site reports.

    McCloud was activated off injured reserve Saturday before subsequently getting a questionable designation. He will now be available to play in his first game since Week 12. Look for him to take on his usual role providing depth at receiver and contributing on special teams assuming he avoids any setbacks.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Taken off IR

    The 49ers activated McCloud (ribs) from the team's injured reserve list Saturday

    McCloud was designated to return to practice Wednesday, and he was a full participant in all three practices this week. He's listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, but with the 49ers locked into the first seed, he could see a large role in the offense if wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk are rested.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Questionable for Week 18

    McCloud (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    McCloud still remains on injured reserve for the time being, so San Francisco would have to add him to the 53-man roster before 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday in order for him to be eligible to play Sunday. The 27-year-old was designated for return from IR on Wednesday and proceeded to turn in three full practices this week, so he looks as though he's fully moved past the rib issue that has sidelined him for the last five games. McCloud has provided most of his value to San Francisco this season as a return specialist, but if available Sunday, he could see an expanded profile on offense with star receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk both being candidates to get rested during the contest.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Resumes practicing

    The 49ers designated McCloud (ribs) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    McCloud was a full participant in his return to practice Wednesday, his first since landing on injured reserve Dec. 9. The 49ers will have a full 21-day window to evaluate the wide receiver/return specialist before deciding whether to add him to the 53-man roster or keep him on IR for the rest of the season, but McCloud could be activated ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams if he shows well in practice this week.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Set to return to practice

    David Lombardi of The Athletic reports Monday that the 49ers are expected to open the injured reserve window for McCloud (ribs) this week.

    McCloud is expected to return to practice after being placed on IR on Dec. 9. If his window to return opens this week, McCloud could make his return for the 49ers' regular-season finale against the Rams on Sunday. However, with San Francisco locked into the top seed in the NFC, the team could take a cautious approach and wait until the playoffs to bring back the return specialist.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Lands on IR

    The 49ers placed McCloud (ribs) on injured reserve Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    McCloud was already ruled out of Sunday's game against the Seahawks for the second straight week. He'll be forced to miss at least the next four games and will be eligible to return Week 18 against the Rams on Jan. 7. In a corresponding move, San Francisco signed Chris Conley to the active roster.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Sitting out second straight game

    The 49ers have ruled McCloud out in advance of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    McCloud will miss his second game in a row after he took a step back in terms of practice activity this week, opening with a limited session Wednesday before regressing to no participation Thursday and Friday. The 27-year-old serves as a depth receiver for San Francisco, but his absence will loom larger on special teams, where he serves as the 49ers' top kickoff and punt returner when healthy. While McCloud was out in the team's 42-19 win over the Eagles last Sunday, Deebo Samuel stepped in as the 49ers' kickoff returner while Ronnie Bell returned punts.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Misses practice Thursday

    McCloud (ribs) missed practice Thursday after participating on a limited basis in Wednesday's session, Josh Dubow of The Associated Press reports.

    It's a step in the wrong direction for the 49ers' kick and punt returner ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks. As a receiver, McCloud has nine catches for 113 yards and no touchdowns in 2023.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Gets back on field

    McCloud (ribs) was a limited participant during practice Wednesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    McCloud was considered day-to-day to start the week after missing the 49ers' Week 13 win over the Eagles. His return to practice Wednesday gives him a chance to suit up Sunday against the Seahawks, especially if he can ramp up his practice activity to full participation Thursday or Friday.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Still dealing with injury

    McCloud (ribs) is considered day-to-day to start Week 14 prep, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    McCloud missed the team's Week 13 win over the Eagles, but it appears he has a chance to return Sunday against the Seahawks based on his day-to-day status. However, if he's unable to play, Deebo Samuel and Ronnie Bell will likely fill in for the return game as they did against Philadelphia.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Not playing Sunday

    McCloud (ribs) is inactive Sunday against the Eagles.

    McCloud's absence will impact the 49ers' special teams unit more than their offense, as he operates as the team's return man for both punts and kickoffs. In his absence, Ronnie Bell will likely step into those return duties, as well as operate as the team's No. 4 receiver.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Questionable for Philly showdown

    McCloud (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    McCloud gets a few snaps per game as the No. 4 wide receiver, but that's far less important than his role returning both kickoffs and punts. The 49ers list No. 5 receiver Ronnie Bell as the backup return specialist on their depth chart, and Bell might also take a few extra snaps on offense if McCloud can't play.

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  • 49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Misses practice again

    McCloud (ribs) did not participate in practice for the second day in a row Thursday, Josh Dubow of The Associated Press reports.

    The 49ers' kick and punt returner is trending toward missing Sunday's matchup with the Eagles. McCloud has played on just nine offensive snaps since San Francisco's Week 9 bye.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Age: 27
School: Clemson
Experience: 6