49ers pregame: Air quality OK for kickoff; wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, center Ben Garland both out

Sep 13, 2020 at 12:40 PM--


Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk and center Ben Garland won't suit up in the 49ers opener but all four running backs and all four tight ends will be available against Arizona.
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