49ers Notebook: K’Waun Williams gets Pro Bowl push, Kentavius Street ready if called off IR

Nov 14, 2019 at 8:40 PM--


There has been no shortage of praise for the 49ers defense. But while there have been plaudits for the likes of Nick Bosa, Kwon Alexander, Richard Sherman and anyone else involved in the front six, the rest of the secondary hasn't quite been given the same attention.
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