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The San Francisco 49ers added two wide receivers today by signing Austin Collie and Lavelle Hawkins.
Former Colts WR Austin Collie signed a one-year deal with the SF 49ers, as @mikegarafolo reported.
â€” Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2013
League source confirms #49ers have signed WR Lavelle Hawkins.
â€” Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) August 2, 2013
With Mario Manningham coming back from ACL surgery and Kyle Williams and A.J. Jenkins dealing with hamstring injuries, the Niners had to add more bodies.
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Francisco 49ersâ€™ signed former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie
to a one year contract on Friday, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling.
Collie has not played significant time in the NFL in nearly three years due to
injury. Though he was one of the best slot receivers in the NFL at one time,
concussions and a knee injury last year have kept him off many...
According to Mike Garafolo from Fox Sports 1, Austin Collie has signed with the 49ers.Fantasy Spin:Collie reeled in a combined 15 touchdowns between 2009 and 2010. Since then, he's found the end zone once in 17 games. He gives the Niners some extra depth at receiver but that's about it.
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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver tore his left ACL in Thursdayâ€™s team workout, reports ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. According to Schefter, Culliver will miss the upcoming season. Â He wasÂ carted off the field with an apparent left knee injury just 45 minutesÂ
Injuries are suddenly piling up fast for the San Francisco 49ers in training camp.
All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis was wearing a black cast around the base of his right hand and wrist and was among more than a dozen players not participating in practice Thursday. Barely 45 minutes into the workout, trainers carted cornerback Chris Culliver off the field with an apparent left knee...
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Kevin Lynch reports that free agent CBÂ Eric Wright spent some time with 49ersÂ GM Trent Baalke on Thursday.
Lynch adds that Wright would need to pass physical to sign with the team.
Wright was traded to the 49ers temporarily before the deal was ultimately voided. The Buccaneers released Wright a day later.
Despite the fact that the trade fell through,Â Baalke wouldnâ€™t close...
Welp. Based on what we know about what happened to Chris Culliver in practice Thursday, we saw this coming:
I'm told #49ers CB Chris Culliver tore his ACL today during practice. Terrible. A late MRI revealed the news.
â€” Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 2, 2013
Blows keep coming: 49ers believe CB Chris Culliver suffered a torn ACL.
â€” Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2...
ESPNâ€™sÂ Chris MortensenÂ reports that 49ers ILBÂ Patrick WillisÂ has been diagnosed with a slight fractureÂ in his right hand.
Mortensen adds that the team will to proceed with caution and that Willis isÂ expected to be ready for the start of season.Â
Willis was injured during Wednesdayâ€™s practice after heÂ collided with FB Britt MillerÂ during a blitz pickup drill.
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Now, it seems the Colts are considering a change, for better or worse.
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