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The San Francisco 49ers signed wide receivers Austin Collie and Lavelle Hawkins to one-year deals Friday after both veteran free agents worked out for the team earlier in the day.
The 49ers made the moves to help bolster a receiver unit that has been decimated by injuries. San Francisco began training camp last week without top wideout Michael Crabtree - out for at least half the season after tearing his Achilles tendon in May - and three other receivers have missed time this week.
Collie played the past four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, but appeared in only one game last year due to injury. He had 173 receptions during his first three seasons with the Colts.
Hawkins was released by New England on Wednesday after playing five seasons with the Tennessee Titans. Hawkins had 47 receptions for the Titans in 2011 and 71 overall with Tennessee.
Mario Manningham, who started 10 games at wide receiver for the 49ers last season, has yet to practice this summer while he continues to rehabilitate a knee injury suffered in a Dec. 23 game. Kyle Williams - who like Manningham tore knee ligaments last season - and receivers A.J. Jenkins and Kassim Osgood each have missed practices this week because of apparent hamstring injuries.
To make room on their roster for the two newcomers, the 49ers waived rookie center Sherman Carter and rookie punter Colton Schmidt.
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Francisco 49ers’ 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...
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.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2013
League source confirms #49ers have signed WR Lavelle Hawkins.
— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) August 2, 2013
With Mario Manningham coming...
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.
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver tore his left ACL in Thursday’s team workout, reports ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. According to Schefter, Culliver will miss the upcoming season. He was carted off the field with an apparent left knee injury just 45 minutes
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...
According to reports, the 49ers have lost conerback Chris Culliver for the season due to a knee injury.
Reports from ESPN.com and NFL.com say Culliver tore his left ACL during Thursday's workouts and will undergo surgery that will keep him off the field for the season. No date has been set for the surgery, according to the reports.
The 49ers are dealing with several injuries...
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Kevin Lynch reports that free agent CB Eric Wright spent some time with 49ers 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, Baalke wouldn’t close...
Before you Niners fans get to freaking out, Willis’ injury isn’t considered serious. He’s expected to be back to making grown men hurt by the time the regular season kicks off. But, after Willis left practice early on Wednesday, here’s the news that awaited the masses Thursday morning:
49ers LB Patrick Willis does have a slight fracture in right hand, as suspected. Team will...
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.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 2, 2013
Blows keep coming: 49ers believe CB Chris Culliver suffered a torn ACL.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2...
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that 49ers ILB Patrick Willis has been diagnosed with a slight fracture in his right hand.
Mortensen adds that the team will to proceed with caution and that Willis is expected to be ready for the start of season.
Willis was injured during Wednesday’s practice after he collided with FB Britt Miller during a blitz pickup drill.
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