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’.
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.
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.
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