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Report: 49ers working out Brown with Hurd's status unclear

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Wide receiver Jalen Hurd, who missed all of his rookie season with a back condition, appeared to sustain an undisclosed injury during practice Sunday.

The team did not provide any update on Hurd’s physical condition, but the club reportedly is continuing its search to add veteran pass-catchers for training camp.

The 49ers will bring in veteran wide receiver Jaron Brown for a workout, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Monday morning. Brown played his first five NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before moving onto the Seattle Seahawks the past two years.

Garafolo later reported Hurd is undergoing an MRI Monday morning with fears of a torn ACL.

On Saturday, the 49ers signed veteran receivers Tavon Austin and J.J. Nelson. Those players underwent COVID-19 testing in Santa Clara on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. They took part in a workout on Friday, and appeared in the team’s first practice of camp on Saturday.

In a similar scenario, Brown could report for testing on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If he checks out fine for a workout on Wednesday, he could be available to sign and practice on Thursday.

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Hurd’s apparent injury means the 49ers could be down another receiver for an undisclosed period of time. Deebo Samuel (foot) and Richie James (wrist) are on the non-football injury list after undergoing offseason surgeries from fractures sustained in workouts.


Brown, 30, has 116 receptions for 1,563 yards and 16 touchdowns in his career. Over the past two seasons with Seattle, he caught 30 passes for 386 yards and seven touchdowns while appearing in 30 games.