49ers Place WR Jalen Hurd On IR, Sign Four, Cut Two

The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they’ve placed WR Jalen Hurd on injured reserve. 

The 49ers also signed WR Jaron Brown, S Johnathan Cyprien, DB Evan Foster and C/G Hroniss Grasu to contracts and waived CB DeMarkus Acy and LB Jonas Griffith.

Reports from earlier in the week mentioned that the 49ers feared Hurd suffered a torn ACL during practice and was going to miss the 2020 season, so this move was expected. 

Hurd, 24, is a former third-round pick of the 49ers back in 2019. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $2.3 million contract with the 49ers.

Unfortunately, Hurd suffered a back injury last year that led to him being placed on injured reserve.

During his college career at Tennessee and Baylor, Hurd rushed for 2,844 yards on 637 carries to go along with 136 receptions for 1,438 yards receiving and 33 touchdowns over the course of four seasons and 45 games.

Cyprien, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $5,469,104 contract with the Jaguars before signing a four-year, $25 million contract with the Titans in 2016.

Cyprien had two years remaining on his deal when Tennessee released him last year with a failed physical designation. He later signed a one-year deal with the Eagles before being traded to the Falcons after a few games.

Unfortunately, Cyprien finished out his contract on the season-ending injured reserve last season. 

In 2019, Cyprien appeared in five games and recorded three tackles.

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