49ers' Patrick Willis placed on injured reserve with toe injury

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Tuesday November 11th, 2014

The 49ers have placed linebacker Patrick Willis on injured reserve with a toe injury, the team announced Tuesday

Willis was injured in San Francisco's game against the St. Louis Rams in Week 6 and has not played since. 

Rookie Chris Borland has replaced Willis at inside linebacker and averaged 11 tackles per game in his three starts. 

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Willis was selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his seven seasons in the league. He has never played in fewer than 13 games in a season. 

- Dan Gartland 

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