Our positional previews continue with a look at the team’s talented wide receivers, a group that includes a hungry pass-catcher looking to play all 16 games.
- The quest for a third receiver has plagued the 49ers in previous seasons. However, that issue doesn’t appear to be a thorn in the team's side anymore. San Francisco has a number of receivers vying to be the slot wideout.
At 32, Lloyd still has skills. He was constantly open in offseason workouts, and this was even after being out of football in ’13. Lloyd’s return to the 49ers was quite unique when he signed a one-year contract back in April. He was drafted by San Francisco in 2003 and went on to play for five other teams before returning to the Bay Area this offseason.
Lloyd didn’t practice special teams in the offseason. Patton and veteran
Crabtree is motivated to have a breakout year and is not fueling the hype of his ongoing battles with a certain NFC West cornerback. But before Crabtree can concentrate on a Thanksgiving night rivalry, the Dallas native will have his eyes set on his first NFL game in his hometown when the 49ers visit the Cowboys in the season opener… Crabtree and Boldin were only on the field together eight times last season… San Francisco had five 100-yard receiving games turned in by wideouts last season. Crabtree turned in two of those outings, including a 125yard performance in the NFC Wild Card Playoff win at Green Bay… Johnson, a Bay Area native, was back home when he learned of his trade from the Buffalo Bills to the 49ers. Johnson caught eight passes for 115 yards and one touchdown in a ’12 meeting against the Seahawks… Ellington was a teammate of
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