49ers call on Laurent Robinson in WR search
Seeking healthy bodies who can fill in for their injury plagued wide receivers, the 49ers are expected to work out free agent Laurent Robinson, possibly at Thursday’s practice according to multiple reports.
Robinson, 28, missed nine games with the Jaguars last season due to concussions, but averaged 15.9 yards per catch in 2011 with the Cowboys, scoring 11 touchdowns in 14 games.
The 6-2, 205-pound sure-handed speedster has just two fumbles in 167 receptions during a six-year career.
Ex-Peyton Manning target Austin Collie – another available concussion concern – also looked good in a work out on June 13 and could be the measuring stick for Robinson.
Meanwhile, versatile quarterback B.J. Daniels has been subbing in as a pass catcher as more than half of San Francisco’s 12-man training camp receiving corps are nursing injuries with varying recovery time; Kyle Williams has missed five consecutive practices with hamstring issues.
During OTAs the team originally brought in Milpitas native Brandon Carswell – who played for wide receiver’s coach John Morton at USC – but he tore his ACL shortly after signing; he continues to rehab with the 49ers while on injured reserve.
Carswell impressed the staff at May’s rookie mini camp, at which Fordham wide receiver Gregory Wilson of Danville was also trying out.
Wilson and undrafted local products like Oakland’s Aaron Horne (Iowa State) and Palo Alto’s Mike Scott (Idaho) – all of whom had pre-draft visits with the 49ers – are currently free agents as is veteran Steve Breaston who played alongside Anquan Boldin in Arizona.