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Top Jalen Hurd News

  • Jalen Hurd: Headed for waiver wire

    The 49ers waived Hurd (knee) Thursday in an injury settlement.

    The 2019 third-round pick will end his three-year tenure in San Francisco without having made a regular-season appearances, with a rash of injuries preventing him from ever seeing the field. After undergoing surgery in August 2020 to repair a torn ACL, Hurd was expected to be ready to go for the start of the 2021 campaign, but he suffered a setback in the 49ers' preseason finale and opened the season on injured reserve. Head coach Kyle Shahanan acknowledged earlier this week that Hurd wasn't on track to play at any point this year, and rather than monitoring the wideout's recovery over the offseason, San Francisco ultimately elected to cut bait. Hurd will most likely clear waivers and look to sign with another club once he's healthy.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Likely out for season

    Coach Kyle Shanahan said he doesn't expect Hurd (knee) to be available at any point this season, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Hurd suffered a torn ACL in August 2020, but he was expected to be healthy heading into training camp this season. However, he was still forced to miss practices throughout camp due to a lingering knee issue. The 2019 third-round pick was able to appear in one preseason game, registering five touches for 28 yards, but he was still limited by the knee injury and was eventually placed on injured reserve at the beginning of the regular season. Now, it appears that he may spend his third straight full season on injured reserve.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Hits IR again

    The 49ers placed Hurd (knee) on injured reserve Saturday.

    A 2019 third-round pick, Hurd has yet to make his pro debut due to back and an array of knee injuries. The current concern is tendinitis in his knee, which will sideline him for at least the first three games of the campaign. Even when (or if) he's able to return, Hurd may have a tough time climbing a depth chart populated by Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Mohamed Sanu, Trent Sherfield and Jauan Jennings.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Could be headed for IR

    San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that Hurd (knee) will be "shut down for a little bit" and could soon be placed on injured reserve, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    The 2019 third-round pick came back from last year's ACL tear to play in a preseason game, but the 49ers have since decided he isn't ready for additional action. Hurd is expected to miss at least the first three weeks of the season, and it isn't clear he'll have a significant role in the offense whenever he's ready to play.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Still bothered by knee

    Hurd (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice and didn't appear to be present for Thursday's session, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Lombardi suggests that Hurd may be eased in this season after suffering a torn ACL last year. He played in one preseason game, and he'll likely be a depth receiver even if he's back at full strength. Still, the 49ers did keep him on the roster, and they haven't moved him to IR for the time being. Hurd could get some snaps Week 1 at Detroit.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Should make cut if healthy

    Hurd (knee) is likely to make the 53-man roster if his health holds up leading up to the regular season, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Hurd made his preseason debut Sunday against the Raiders, finishing with 27 yards on five touches (one carry), displaying his versatility as a 6-foot-5 wideout with a history as a running back. The 49ers' brass clearly values the 25-year-old's talent given the strong endorsement for a player who has yet to record a regular-season snap in two years. Hurd is an intriguing asset should he ever earn a significant role in an offense, making him a name to keep track of whether or not he is on the field when San Francisco takes on Detroit in Week 1.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Suits up for preseason finale

    Hurd (knee) was back in action during Sunday's preseason finale against the Raiders, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Hurd had five touches for 28 total yards in the preseason finale after dealing with knee tendonitis during the majority of training camp. The 2019 third-round pick is coming off ACL surgery that kept him out of the 2020 campaign, and while the 49ers are being patient, he is running out of time to make an impression as he still hasn't made his NFL debut. When healthy, his talent projects him as one of the top wideouts on San Francisco's roster, but he just hasn't been able to stay on the field.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Back at practice

    Hurd (knee) resumed practicing Wednesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Hurd, who missed Sunday's preseason matchup against the Chargers, has been on and off the practice field throughout training camp. Most recently, the 2019 third-round pick received over a week of rest in order to manage tendonitis in his knee. Now that he's back in action, Hurd will resume competing to secure a role in the 49ers' receiving corps.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Won't suit up Sunday

    Hurd (knee) will not play during Sunday's preseason contest against the Chargers, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    Hurd is managing tendonitis in his knee, and coach Kyle Shanahan said the 49ers' plan is to rest him for 10 days. The 2019 third-round pick is working to put his injury history behind him after missing the first two seasons of his career, and the team has consistently taken a cautious approach to managing his reps throughout training camp.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Returns to field

    Hurd (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Hurd, who missed practice Tuesday, will now look to carve out a role in the team's wideout pecking order. At this stage, he's listed behind Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, Mohamed Sanu and Richie James on the 49ers unofficial depth chart, per Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Misses practice

    Hurd (undisclosed) didn't practice Tuesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    Per coach Kyle Shanahan, Hurd "just didn't feel right" Tuesday morning. It remains to be seen if the wideout's issue is indicative of anything other than a minor setback, but Shanahan acknowledged that Hurd -- who missed the entirety of the 2020 season after suffering a torn ACL -- is running out of time to make an impression as the preseason progresses.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Practices in full

    Hurd (undisclosed) was a full participant at Friday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Hurd's previous participation at practice was just in limited fashion will nursing an undisclosed injury. However, it appears his health is now back up to par. He is expected to compete for a role providing depth at wide receiver for the 49ers this season.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Takes part in team drills

    Hurd (undisclosed) participated in team drills Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Hurd didn't log a full workload, but it's certainly encouraging to see him handling team drills for the first time since suffering a torn ACL last August. The 49ers will likely continue easing Hurd back into action until the medical staff gives word that there's minimal risk of aggravating any injuries. With veteran wideouts Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor both having departed San Francisco this offseason, there could be room for Hurd to carve out a role on offense, provided he stays healthy.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Sits out practice

    Hurd sat out practice Friday and Saturday for undisclosed reasons, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

    Hurd missed the entirety of 2020 after suffering a torn ACL, but he was participating at the first practice of training camp Wednesday. It's unclear if the 25-year-old is having any injury issues, as the 49ers could simply be easing him back into the fold while he's coming off a major injury.

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  • 49ers' Jalen Hurd: Back on practice field

    Hurd (knee) participated in the first practice of training camp Wednesday, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

    Hurd is nearly a full year removed from the ACL tear that forced him to miss all of 2020, and he looks to be at or near 100 percent health. The 49ers may opt to ease Hurd back into on-field action, given that he's dealt with back-to-back season-ending injuries since joining the team as a third-round pick during the 2019 NFL Draft. As long as Hurd can stay healthy, he could offer the likes of Richie James, Mohamed Sanu and Trent Sherfield strong competition for the No. 3 receiver role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 230 lbs
Birthplace: USA
Age: 26
School: Baylor
Experience: 3