NFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 10-7-0
2-4-0 9-8-0
0-6-0 4-13-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 34 2 0 0 0.0
Post Season 21 1 0 0 0.0

Top Ji'Ayir Brown News

  • 49ers' Ji'Ayir Brown: Finishes rookie season as starter

    Brown recorded 35 tackles (22 solo) with two interceptions over 15 games with San Francisco in 2023.

    The third round pick started the season backing up Talanoa Hufanga while being mixed in on certain defensive packages. A combination of strong play and an injury to Hufanga afforded Brown the opportunity to thrive as the starting strong safety for a dominant 49ers defense in the second half of the season. Starting free safety Tashaun Gipson will be an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason, so Brown has a path to a starting job as a sophomore if the veteran signs with another club.

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  • 49ers' Ji'Ayir Brown: Practices in full Tuesday

    Brown (knee) was a full participant at practice Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of reports.

    Brown sat out of San Francisco's last two regular-season games due to a knee injury, but it looks like he should be available for the divisional round. He figures to start at safety Saturday against a Packers offense that tallied 41 points in the wild-card round.

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  • 49ers' Ji'Ayir Brown: Won't play Sunday

    Brown (foot) is out for Sunday's game against the Rams, Nick Wagoner of reports.

    The third-round rookie will miss his second straight game. Brown took over starting duties for the Niners after Talanoa Hufanga suffered a season-ending torn ACL in Week 11. Brown will have the upcoming bye week to try and get ready for the Niners' divisional round playoff date.

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  • 49ers' Ji'Ayir Brown: Unavailable Wednesday

    Brown (knee) did not participate at the 49ers' practice Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    Brown missed the team's Week 17 win over the Commanders with a knee injury, which has continued to keep him on the sidelines to open the week. With the 49ers already locked into the top seed in the NFC for the postseason, it's possible that the team opts to keep Brown off the field again in Week 18. More information on the safety's status will come following Thursday's second practice session of the week.

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  • 49ers' Ji'Ayir Brown: Sitting out Week 17

    Brown (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 game against the Commanders.

    Brown will miss his first game of the season due to a knee issue that prevented him from practicing in any capacity this week. The rookie had progressed to a near every-down role of late, playing at least 94 percent of the 49ers' defensive snaps in every game since Week 12. With Brown sidelined Sunday, Logan Ryan is starting at safety.

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  • 49ers' Ji'Ayir Brown: Estimated as limited

    Brown (knee) was considered a limited participant at the San Francisco's walk-through Wednesday, Lindsey Pallares of the 49ers' official site reports.

    Brown popped up on the injury report Wednesday with a knee issue, putting his status for Sunday's contest versus the Commanders in question. The safety will look to increase his workload at practice before the end of the week, and if he's unable to go in Week 17, Logan Ryan could step into a starting role in his place.

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  • 49ers' Ji'Ayir Brown: Plays every snap again in win

    Brown had six tackles (five solo) and one interception in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Seahawks.

    For the second straight game, Brown played every single defensive snap and matched his season-high of six tackles that he had the week prior. The third-round rookie grabbed his second interception of the year early in the fourth quarter on a Drew Lock pass intended for DK Metcalf. Brown has started at strong safety in the last three games after Talanoa Hufanga tore his ACL in Week 11 against the Bucs.

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  • 49ers' Ji'Ayir Brown: Does not miss snap in win

    Brown recorded seven tackles (five solo) in the 49ers' 42-19 win over the Eagles in Week 13.

    Brown's tackle count was his highest of the season. It was his second week starting at strong safety with Talanoa Hufanga (knee) out for the year. He was reliable in the secondary, as the 23-year-old did not miss a snap. Brown will look to carry that momentum into Week 14 versus the Seahawks.

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  • 49ers' Ji'Ayir Brown: In line to start

    Brown is expected to start at strong safety moving forward after Talanoa Hufanga suffered a torn ACL in the 49ers' win over the Buccaneers on Sunday, Nick Wagoner reports.

    Brown stepped in after Hufanga suffered the injury, and that will remain the case moving forward. Selected in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, Brown has mostly contributed on special teams thus far and played more defensive snaps in Week 11 than he had all season combined. The Penn State product was able to deliver when called upon, though, recording four tackles (two solo), three passes defended and an interception, the latter which occurred late in the fourth quarter and helped seal the victory.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 202 lbs
Birthplace: Trenton, NJ
Age: 24
School: Penn State
Experience: R