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Report: 49ers adding secondary, O-line depth after injuries

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John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan
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The 49ers reportedly are bringing in some fresh faces to training camp.

San Francisco didn't stop with wide receiver Jarron Brown, also adding an offensive lineman and a pair of defensive backs on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Brown, offensive linemen Hroniss Grasu, safety Johnathan Cyprien and undrafted rookie safety Evan Foster will be eligible to take the field Thursday, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.

The 49ers' signings came within days of injuries hitting San Francisco's secondary and offensive line. K'Waun Williams reportedly has a Grade 1 calf strain, and center Ben Garland injured his ankle on Tuesday.

Cyprien is the most experienced name the 49ers reportedly are bringing in. The 27-year-old has played 75 career games, but he only appeared in five last season with the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons. Cyprien, a 2013 second-round pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars, sustained a season-ending foot injury in 2019 and missed all of 2018 with a torn ACL. He hasn't played in 16 games since 2016.

Foster also dealt with injuries in 2019, learning after Syracuse's season that he had sustained a small tear in his groin. He still played in all 12 of the Orange's games last season, finishing third on the team with 76 total tackles. Foster was a three-year starter under coach Dino Babers, helping lead Syracuse to its first 10-win season since 1992 back in 2018.

 
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Grasu, meanwhile, has played 18 NFL games in parts of four seasons with the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens. He only played one snap in 2019, but Grasu's experience as a center will enable him to deputize Daniel Brunskill in Garland's absence.

We'll have a better idea of how Brown, Cyprien, Foster and Grasu fit in at their respective positions when the 49ers practice Thursday.