The San Francisco 49ers are somewhat desperate for a backup quarterback and wide receiver help, so it doesn’t say much for Austin Collie or Colt McCoy that the 49ers have apparently put both on the bubble as it pertains to their roster spots.
According to CSN Bay Area, both Collie (WR) and McCoy (QB) could be on the outside looking in, despite the Niners’ uncertainty at both positions.
Per Matt Maiocco:
Quarterbacks (3): Colin Kaepernick, Seneca Wallace, B.J. Daniels
Behind Kaepernick, nobody is 100-percent safe. Colt McCoy’s athleticism is a plus, but he has struggled in the first two games. Scott Tolzien has practice squad eligibility, so the 49ers can keep him around. With another impressive exhibition game, Daniels will leave the 49ers no option but to keep him. The addition of Wallace indicates the 49ers do not feel secure with either of the veteran options.
Wide receivers (5): Anquan Boldin, Kyle Williams, Jon Baldwin, Marlon Moore, Quinton Patton
The 49ers could keep six wide receivers. In that case, Chad Hall, Austin Collie, Lavelle Hawkins and special-teamer Kassim Osgood are in play. But a sixth wide receiver will have a difficult time suiting up for games, anyway. Plus, the 49ers expect Mario Manningham back at midseason and Michael Crabtree a little later.
McCoy has been the most disappointing of the quarterbacks in camp so it doesn’t come as a big shock that he might be cut, especially after the 49ers signed Seneca Wallace yesterday.
As for Collie, the Northern California native looked solid during his first few practices with the 49ers though hasn’t shown much during game action. Given his injury history and iffy play, it’s possible the Niners may want to go with a more stable option.