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Morning Tailgate: Collie, Hawkins Emerge

Posted Aug 11, 2013

The newest 49ers wideouts will see even more action this week.

The newest 49ers wideouts will see even more action this week. Coach Jim Harbaugh said he was “pleased” with the early contributions of Austin Collie and Lavelle Hawkins, the veteran wideouts signed by San Francisco on Aug. 2.

Collie caught two passes for 20 yards in the 49ers preseason opener. Hawkins, on the other hand, was targeted twice, but was unable to haul in the passes.

Both receivers will amp up their workload this week with the 49ers preparing for a road matchup in Kansas City.

“They’re studying hard, working hard to get out there and chomping at the bit to be out there,” Harbaugh said of the new wideouts looking to get into the wide receiver competition.

Of the two, Hawkins had the busier day at 49ers “Fan Fest.”


The sixth-year wideout was a favorite target of Scott Tolzien during a move-the-ball period.

The third-year quarterback completed four passes to Hawkins during the drive, including a 4th-and-2 that was tipped at the line of scrimmage. Hawkins, a 5-foot-11, 194-pound wideout, stuck with the ball and shielded off a defender to catch the pass and get up the field for a first down.

More headlines from 49ers “Fan Fest” can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee discussed Harbaugh’s comments on Collie and Hawkins.

Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News shared Harbaugh’s comments on a “raggedy” practice.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com relayed Harbaugh’s health update on Colt McCoy.

49ers.com shared practice notes and checked in with third-year running back Kendall Hunter.