49ers’ Javon Kinlaw breaks out; Brandon Aiyuk will be considered for new role

Nov 15, 2020 at 8:40 PM--


Rookie defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw recorded his first sack Sunday after not taking down a quarterback in the first nine games of his career. However, the No. 14 pick wasn't overly impressed with his accomplishment in the 49ers' 27-13 loss to the Saints.
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