The San Francisco 49ers brought in wide receiver Austin Collie to help provide depth at the depleted wide receiver position. Coach Him Harbaugh has indicated that Collie won’t make the roster in part because he wasn’t fully recovered from a lingering injury from last season.
In the 2012 season he tore his patellar tendon while playing for the Indianapolis Colts.
From San Francisco Chronicle:
Wide receiver Austin Collie isn’t in the 49ers’ plans. Collie has a nice NFL resume (his 173 career catches are the second-most on the team among WRs behind Anquan Boldin) but Jim Harbaugh indicated during training camp Collie wasn’t fully recovered from the ruptured patella tendon he sustained last year. On Sunday, Collie didn’t play until late in the third quarter and had an eight-yard catch in 14 snaps.
NFL teams have to trim their rosters from 90-men to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon, 1 p.m. PST and 53 men by Saturday August 31st at 3 p.m. PST.
The SF Chronicle also projects that the wide receivers making the roster will be as follow: Anquan Boldin, Kyle Williams, Marlon Moore, Quinton Patton, Jon Baldwin, and Kassim Osgood.