Kyle Shanahan explains Hurd’s delayed IR move, hints at Jimmie Ward being active for first time

Oct 3, 2019 at 4:20 PM--


Thursday saw the 49ers stash away two of their key offseason acquisitions on injured reserve in rookie wide receiver Jalen Hurd and veteran cornerback Jason Verrett.
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