How 49ers plan to move forward from Jalen Hurd’s season-ending injury

Aug 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM--


SANTA CLARA -- It had been more than a year since the 49ers saw Jalen Hurd on the practice field, but coach Kyle Shanahan had
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