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49ers signing former Raiders DT Maurice Hurst Jr.

Apr 22, 2021 at 4:11 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers are signing former Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Maurice Hurst Jr. The news comes from the player himself, who enthusiastically shared the update via Twitter. Las Vegas waived Hurst on April 15.


Hurst is the second former Raiders player that the 49ers have signed this week. News of defensive end Arden Key's signing was reported yesterday.

The Raiders made Hurst a fifth-round selection out of Michigan in 2018. He registered 27 tackles, a tackle for a loss, 0.5 sacks, six quarterback hits, and a pass defensed through 11 games with Las Vegas last season, per Pro Football Reference.

The 25-year-old defender has seen his Pro Football Focus grade steadily improve over his three NFL seasons. He had a career-high overall grade of 77.9 in 2020, which factored in a career-high pass-rushing grade of 78.5.

Hurst has recorded 76 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, eight sacks, 17 quarterback hits, seven passes defensed, an interception, and a forced fumble through his three NFL seasons.

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