Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/11/14

ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 25: Austin Collie #17 of the Indianapolis Colts catches a pass against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 25, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Colts beat the Rams 42-6. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The San Francisco 49ers’ have reportedly cut wide receiver Austin Collie in their final wave of roster cuts Saturday, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. The former Colts receiver was able to remain healthy in his return to the NFL. However, Collie appeared unable to rekindle his on-field magic during his brief tenure in the Bay-Area. Primarily a slot receiver, Collie may be able to find his way onto another roster in need of a shifty receiver capable of lining up inside. However, with the injuries and lack of top-end talent in San Francisco’s receiving core, it’s hard to imagine many teams in need of capable receivers more than the 49ers’. Collie was previously successful while playing alongside Peyton Manning in Indianapolis. It is possible that he simply needs a quarterback more suited to his style of play. However, with the addition of Wes Welker in Denver, it does not appear that a Manning-Collie reunion is on the horizon. What should be encouraging for Collie though, is the fact that he was able to return from serious concussion issues. That is something that few players have been able to do, particularly with the concussion and head injury rules now in place in the NFL. After being sidelined as long as he was, Collie may simply need time to re-acclimate to life in the league. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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