There aren’t many weak links on the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, but if there was a soft spot coming into the season it was probably the wide receiver corps. Even worse, when star wideout Michael Crabtree went down with a season ending injury, the already wide receiver needy Niners became desperate which has now lead them to working out free agents.
Veteran wide receiver Austin Collie is scheduled to work out for the 49ers on Thursday, a source told CSNBayArea.com.
Collie will join free agent Laurent Robinson, as the 49ers look to keep tabs on a couple of wide receivers who are coming off injuries last season. The 49ers might have another receiver or two take part in the workout, too.
Collie, 27, previously worked out for the 49ers in June, at which point he was 7 1/2 months removed from a season-ending ruptured patellar tendon. Collie and Robinson both have a history of concussions.
Talent has never been much of a question for the Northern California native – his lone problem has been health.
The former BYU star has only played in 26 games the last three years but despite the injuries, Collie has become somewhat of a touchdown magnet, grabbing 16 touchdowns in just 42 career games.