49ers Sign Former Seahawks Wideout to Replace Injured Jalen Hurd

Jason Schandl
The San Francisco 49ers have signed a former division rival to replace Jalen Hurd following his latest injury.
The San Francisco 49ers have signed a former division rival to replace Jalen Hurd following his latest injury. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
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Jalen Hurd just can't catch a break, and after missing his entire 2019 rookie season due to injury, he's likely to miss all of the 2020 season as well, being placed on the Injured Reserve List with a torn ACL.

To fill the new void at WR, the San Francisco 49ers have signed former Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown.

The Niners should be very familiar with Brown, as he's played in the NFC West every year since being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cardinals in 2013.

Brown has rarely been more than a role player, but he has quietly put together a productive NFL career, catching 116 passes for 1,563 yards and 16 touchdowns.

A deep threat that ran a 4.40 40-yard dash at his pro day before coming into the league, the 30-year-old Brown seems to fit the mold of what the 49ers have emphasized out wide — speed. He has also played 212 special teams snaps for the Seahawks over the last two years, providing some valuable versatility.

Brown may not play a big role in the San Francisco offense, but don't be surprised if he contributes a handful of big plays on offense while also seeing the field on special teams throughout the 2020 season.


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