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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Forces fumble in shutout

    Hufanga logged nine tackles (six solo) and one forced fumble during Sunday's 13-0 win over the Saints. Hufanga finished with a team high in tackles during this shutout performance for the 49ers' defense. The second-year safety also forced his fifth turnover of the season, punching out a fumble from running back Alvin Kamara in the fourth quarter. Hufanga has been a massive contributor since stepping into a starting role for San Francisco's secondary in 2022, and he'll likely need to notch another standout performance to help come away with a win against Miami's prolific offense next Sunday.
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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Out of concussion protocol

    Hufanga (concussion) is listed as active Sunday against the Chiefs, Lindsey Pallares and Briana McDonald of the 49ers' official site report. Hufanga initially picked up a head injury last Sunday in Atlanta but was able to return to the game. However, he entered the concussion protocol one day later and managed just one limited practice during Week 7 prep, leaving him questionable for this contest. Per David Lombardi of The Athletic, Hufanga took part in a pregame warmup, signifying he may have gained clearance to play, and indeed that has come to pass. The 49ers' starting strong safety has been all over the field this season, racking up 36 tackles, five pass defenses, two interceptions (one pick-six) and one sack in six appearances.
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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Listed as questionable for Sunday

    Hufanga (concussion) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against Kansas City, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Hufanga entered concussion protocol Monday after taking a hit to the head in a Week 6 loss against Atlanta. He missed the first two practices this week but was able to return in a limited fashion Friday. Should Hufanga not be able to clear the protocol, Tarvarius Moore could be in line to replace him in the lineup.
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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Enters concussion protocol

    Initially cleared to return after suffering a blow to the head during Sunday's loss at Atlanta, Hufanga entered concussion protocol Monday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Per coach Kyle Shanahan, Hufanga did not display concussion symptoms until entering the 49ers' facilities Monday. If the sophomore safety is forced to miss Week 7 versus Kansas City, George Odum would likely be in line for the majority of the fill-in reps.
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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: First sack of 2022

    Hufanga recorded five tackles (two solo), one sack and one pass breakup during Sunday's 37-15 win over the Panthers. Hufanga's totaled 30 tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups through his five contests of 2022. This is already a drastic increase from his 2021 campaign, where he compiled 32 tackles, zero interceptions and two pass breakups through 15 games. The 22-year-old is on pace for 100 plus tackles this season if he remains healthy.
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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Stuffs stat sheet in loss

    Hufanga totaled a team-high 11 tackles (nine solo), including two tackles for loss, and an interception in Sunday's 19-10 loss to Chicago. Both offenses struggled on a wet and muddy field in Chicago, but Hufanga made life especially difficult for the home side. In addition to consistently making plays in the running game, the 23-year-old safety picked off Justin Fields in the first quarter. Hufanga's strong season debut likely solidified his starting spot at strong safety for the foreseeable future.
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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Competing for starting safety job

    Hufanga is one of several options who could start at strong safety alongside 49ers' veteran free safety, Jimmie Ward, this season. The hard-hitting Hufanga impressed the coaching staff with his physical style of play last year, posting 32 tackles primarily as a special-teams contributor. The 2021 fifth-round pick isn't the best coverage safety at this point of his career, so he will likely come off the field in some situations even if he wins the job. From an IDP standpoint, Hufanga would have to be an every-down starter to gain serious IDP consideration this season.
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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Considered questionable

    Hufanga (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's wild-card matchup with the Cowboys. Hufanga was a limited participant at practice all week and is looking like a true game-time decision. Jarrod Wilson would be the only depth available at safety should Hufanga ultimately be unable to go.
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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Should return Sunday

    Hufanga (knee) logged a full practice Friday and has no injury designation for Sunday against the Rams, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Hufanga hasn't played since Week 15 against the Falcons when he suffered the injury. His return Sunday against the Rams would be a huge boost to the depth of the 49ers' secondary, especially if Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) is unable to play.
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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Ruled out for Thursday night

    Hufanga (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday night's contest against the Titans, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Hufanga suffered a knee sprain during Sunday's win over Atlanta and won't be available for Thursday Night Football after the quick turnaround. The 49ers currently only have two safeties -- Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward -- healthy for their matchup with the Titans.
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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Ruled out Sunday

    Hufanga (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Falcons, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. The loss of Hufanga will hurt the 49ers' depth on defense, which probably means Jarrod Wilson will see most of Hufanga's snaps. The extent of the injury has not been revealed, and it remains to be seen whether the former USC standout will recover in time to face the Titans on Dec. 23.
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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Expected to draw start

    Hufanga is expected to start at strong safety in place off Jaquiski Tartt (knee) on Sunday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Tartt was placed on injured reserve Saturday, so Hufanga will likely draw starts at strong safety during his absence. The 22-year-old played a season-high 31 snaps against the Colts in Week 7 and registered two tackles. The rookie will get his first extended work of his NFL career Sunday.
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