With receiver Josh Morgan’s ankle broken and not many (or any) high-end, ankle-breaking receivers available on the market, the Niners are taking a look at a guy who has been making the rounds this year, but who has yet to find a team.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that the 49ers will give a tryout today to veteran receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
Houshmandzadeh was a starter in Cincinnati for several years, before signing as a free agent with the Seahawks. Cut after only one year there, he spent 2010 with the Ravens.
Houshmandzadeh had a great year in 2007, racking up 47 receptions through five games, the most in NFL history. (Wes Welker has 45 this year.) Houshmandzadeh finished with 112 catches, which coincidentally matches the number of receptions for Welker that year.
Maiocco reports that 49ers practice-squad wideouts Joe Hastings and John Matthews (both of whom played for Harbaugh when he was the coach at the University of San Diego) will also have a shot at winning a roster spot.