The San Francisco 49ers suffered quite a few wide receiver injuries in training camp, and they host several free agents on Tuesday to see if any of them would fit in well with their offense. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers welcome Johnny Holton, River Cracraft, Justin Hardy and former first-round pick Kevin White.
Holton dressed for all 16 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers last season and caught three passes for 21 yards. He spent his first three years in the league with the Oakland Raiders, catching 11 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns in 32 career games with the Silver and Black. Cracraft is a comeback specialist who saw some time with the Denver Broncos in 2018. He was an exciting athlete during his time in Washington state, but struggled to find a home in the NFL. Hardy has played 73 games with the Atlanta Falcons over the past five years and caught 95 passes for 946 yards and nine touchdowns. The former ECU star recorded 387 receptions during his time as a pirate, which ranks second all-time in college football.
White is probably the player everyone will remember, as he was a former No. 7 overall pick for the Chicago Bears in 2015. The former All-Big 12 Wideout first-team missed his entire rookie year due to a broken leg that required surgery. insertion of a steel rod, and the same leg was fractured again after appearing in just four games in 2016 – putting him on the injured reserve and ending his second season. In 2017, he broke a shoulder blade in the season opener and landed on the injured reserve for the third time in three seasons. The Bears opted out of White’s fifth-year option for 2019, and he hasn’t made a 53-man roster since.
The 49ers would love to add to the vast receiving body, as Deebo Samuel, Jalen Hurd, Richie James and 2020 first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk are struggling with injuries. The latter is the only one to be expected 100% for the opening of the season at this time.