Aug 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Austin Collie (6) catches the ball against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The Denver Broncos defeated the San Francisco 49ers 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Collie not in San Francisco 49ers’ plans


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.

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  • Ken Phillips

    Harbaugh’s an idiot….Austin wasn’t given a chance to compete for a slot…every pre-season game he never took snaps with the first team O..always 3rd or 4th quarter with the scrubs. From what Iv’e heard Collie was fully cleared with the knee injury so not sure what Harbaugh is referring to when he says he wasn’t “fully recovered”. Unfortunate but I’m sure there’s a NFL team out there who sees the value in Collie with his tremendous hands, work ethic, and love for the game.

    • JoeJitsu412

      Ken I love your comment and Icon even more.

  • DaveFear

    Yeah, everything I heard is that Collie is completely recovered and Collie himself says that the surgery made his knee stronger than pre-injury. Not sure I buy Harbaugh’s excuse.

  • Buzzards

    Harbaugh has no ethics. If he isn’t going to make the team, shake hands and say goodbye, let Collie have a shot with another team. Why bring him in, have him take a physical (didn’t he pass?), spend all training camp with the team, then announce to the rest of the league that he is damaged goods?