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NFC West Standings

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1-1-0 1-1-0
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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 10 1 0 0 0.0

Top Talanoa Hufanga News

  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Records pick in season opener

    Hufanga notched five solo tackles, an interception and a pass defended in a 30-7 win over the Steelers on Sunday.

    Hufanga's pick came early in the fourth quarter and ultimately led to the game's final score, a field goal that made it 30-7. Next up for the USC product and San Francisco is the Rams on Sunday.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Cleared to play Week 1

    Hufanga (knee/personal) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Steelers, Nick Wagoner of reports.

    Hufanga was limited with a knee issue Wednesday and missed Thursday's session to tend to a personal matter. He's now good to go against Pittsburgh after being named a first-team All-Pro last season, his first as a starter. During that campaign, Hufanga registered 97 tackles, nine pass breakups, four interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Dealing with personal matter

    Hufanga, who has also been dealing with a knee injury, did not practice Thursday due to a personal matter, Nick Wagoner of reports.

    The update does little to provide any clarity regarding Hufanga's status for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, which is up in the air. Whether or not he's able to practice in full Friday should help provide a clearer picture of his Week 1 health.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Limited practice Wednesday

    Hufanga (knee) was a limited participant at the 49ers' practice Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of reports.

    Hufanga is dealing with a cyst in his knee, but considering he opened the week as an active participant, it's very likely that he plays Sunday versus the Steelers. The safety is coming off a breakout 2022 campaign where he recorded 97 tackles, nine pass deflections and four interceptions.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Back practicing

    Hufanga (knee) was a full participant at practice Monday, Nick Wagoner of reports.

    The third-year safety had been working through a cyst in his knee, but it looks like he should be ready to go for the Week 1 matchup against the Steelers. After notching 97 tackles in 2022, Hufanga will be relied on as a key contributor on a defense once again projected to be among the league's top all-around units.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Absent from practice

    Hufanga (knee) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Hufanga is currently sidelined with a cyst in his knee, but he is not expected to be out of action for too long. He underwent PRP treatment on the issue, which was expected to expedite the process. The third-year safety is viewed as an important playmaker for the 49ers this season. Expect more clarity on his status to be gained ahead of Week 1 once the team provides its initial injury report next week.

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  • 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga: Dealing with knee injury

    San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said Saturday that Hufanga has a Baker's cyst in his knee but is expected to be available again in the coming days, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Hufanga also underwent PRP treatment on his knee, according to Shanahan, and this should help expedite his recovery from the issue. The third-year safety grew into a major role for the 49ers last season, logging 97 tackles, two sacks, nine passes defended and four interceptions over 17 games. Hufanga will serve as an important playmaker on the back end of San Francisco's defense this coming season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Corvallis, OR
Age: 23
School: USC
Experience: 3