49ers add Maurice Hurst

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Former Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Maurice Hurst signed with the San Francisco 49ers, Hurst announced Thursday.

Las Vegas released Hurst last week along with pass-rusher Arden Key, who signed with San Francisco on Wednesday.

Hurst, a fifth-round pick, and Key, selected in the third round, were part of coach Jon Gruden's first draft class in his second stint with the Raiders in 2018.

The defensive tackle will join a talented 49ers defensive line headlined by Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead, Javon Kinlaw, and Dee Ford.

Hurst had a half-sack and 27 tackles in 11 games last season. He was forced to miss time with knee and ankle injuries and was also placed on the COVID-19 list.

The 25-year-old racked up 76 tackles, eight sacks, and one forced fumble in three seasons in Las Vegas.

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