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NFC West Standings

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0-1-0 3-1-0
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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 7 0.0 0 0 0

Top Oren Burks News

  • 49ers' Oren Burks: Season-best outing Sunday

    Burks recorded seven tackles (four solo) and one pass defended during Sunday's 31-14 victory against the Rams.

    The 27-year-old played every defensive snap with starting weakside linebacker Dre Greenlaw (calf) ruled out ahead of this contest. Burks has played over twice as many special-teams snaps as defensive snaps over the course of his five-year career, and his playing time will drop off significantly if Greenlaw is able to return against the Chargers on Sunday, Nov. 13.

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  • 49ers' Oren Burks: Practices fully Thursday

    Burks (knee) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Burks suffered a knee injury during the 49ers' preseason finale against the Texans, but his ability to practice in full Thursday implies he's moved on from the issue. The fifth-year linebacker could be poised for an increased role during Sunday's matchup against the Bears if presumed starter Dre Greenlaw (elbow) is unable to gain medical clearance prior to kickoff.

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  • 49ers' Oren Burks: Questionable to return Thursday

    Burks suffered a knee injury during Thursday's preseason game at Houston, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    After spending the 2021 season with the Packers, Burks joined the 49ers in March and just injured his knee during the 49ers' preseason finale against the Texans. With Curtis Robinson (ankle) out and Fred Warner, Dre Greenlaw and Azeez Al-Shaair not in uniform, it's likely San Francisco will rely on Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Marcelino McCrary-Ball and Segun Olubi for the remainder of Thursday's contest.

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  • 49ers' Oren Burks: Headed to San Francisco

    Burks agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

    Burks was drafted by the Packers in the third round of the 2018 Draft, but he never garnered a significant defensive role during his time in Green Bay. Last year, he played a career-high 196 snaps and recorded 36 tackles (24 solo) and half a sack over 17 appearances. He'll likely provide depth behind Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw while also being a top special-teams contributor for the 49ers in 2022.

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  • Packers' Oren Burks: Activated ahead of Week 17

    Burks was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

    Burks made a quick return to the active roster after hitting the list Tuesday. He'll likely fill a predominantly special-teams role against the Vikings on Sunday.

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  • Packers' Oren Burks: Hits COVID list

    Burks (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, as a result of testing positive for the virus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Burks' potential absence Sunday against the Vikings would put a dent in the Packers' linebacker depth. Playing a rotational role this season, Burks has 29 tackles (21 solo) on the season.

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  • Packers' Oren Burks: Helps fill in for injured starter

    Burks put up three tackles (two solo) and a half sack in Sunday's 30-28 victory over the 49ers.

    Burks tallied just nine defensive snaps over the first two weeks of the season, but he nearly tripled that mark Sunday, playing 25 snaps after starting inside linebacker Krys Barnes left the game with a concussion. Burks did record a sack over his first three seasons as a professional, but he finally made a mark in that department in his 45th career game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 233 lbs
Birthplace: Alexandria, VA
Age: 28
School: Vanderbilt
Experience: 6