49ers Working Out Free Agent Wide Receivers Including Former Top-10 Draft Pick

Jason Schandl
The San Francisco 49ers are working out four possible free agent targets at wide receiver on Tuesday.
The San Francisco 49ers are working out four possible free agent targets at wide receiver on Tuesday. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers just can't catch a break at the wide receiver position this offseason. Emmanuel Sanders left in free agency, Deebo Samuel suffered a fractured foot, Jalen Hurd tore his ACL and now Brandon Aiyuk is nursing a hamstring injury.

With the receiver room so thin, the Niners look like they're scraping the bottom of the barrel with the group of free agent wideouts they're working out on Tuesday.

Between the four of them, Johnny Holton, Kevin White, River Cracraft and Justin Hardy have just 134 NFL receptions, with the vast majority (95) of those coming from Hardy.

Don't let Hardy's reception number get you too excited, however, as he's never caught more than 21 passes (or gained more than 221 yards) in a single season.

White is probably the most exciting name on that list, but only because of his draft pedigree (No. 7 overall pick in 2015). Of course, injuries and underwhelming play have limited him to just 14 games in the five seasons since he was drafted.

Luckily for 49ers fans, this is still a run-first offense, and George Kittle is locked in as the team's No. 1 receiving option. Samuel also shouldn't be too far from returning to action, and hopefully the team won't have to rely on any of these free agent wideouts by the time the regular season kicks off.

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