Laurent Robinson to try out with 49ers


The San Francisco 49ers are still trying to solve depth issues at wide receiver with injuries to Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham rendering them unavailable for the foreseeable future.

Last year’s first-round draft pick A.J. Jenkins is still struggling to find a footing and is sitting out with an injury. Kyle Williams and Kasim Osgood also missed practice on Wednesday.

That leaves the 49ers incredibly thin at the position. As a result, the 49ers are set to workout free agent receiver Laurent Robinson this week according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Robinson appeared in just seven games for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season after signing a five-year deal with the team. Robinson dealt with concussions and was released by the Jaguars this offseason. He caught just 24 passes for 252 yards last season for the Jaguars after having a career year with the Dallas Cowboys in 2011. That season Robinson caught 54 passes for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Robinson will have to prove his concussion issues are behind him if the 49ers are going to sign him. They took a look at concussion-plagued receiver Austin Collie this offseason too but he also remains a free agent.

11 responses to “Laurent Robinson to try out with 49ers

  1. AJ Jenkins = Guaranteed bust. See you silly Whiners fans, this is why Seattle traded for Percy Harvin. He’s guaranteed to be a better player than whatever scrub WR like Jenkins is left at the bottom of the 1st round.

  2. The Eagles should be taking a look too. As well as other WRs just in case. Unless they are sure they have guys they can truly count on. But can they say that with confidence?

  3. I’m surprised the Whiners passed on Justin Veltung, who the ‘Hawks just cut. Instead, he stays in the NFC west as a Ram.

  4. The thing about Baalke, Harbaugh, and Scottt Mcgloughan/Nolan before them is that they can’t evaluate WRing talent. This is in large part why Alex Smith was a bust. The best WR Alex Smith played with in his tenure with the 9ers was Antonio fricken Bryant. This is why Harbaugh and Roman feature TEs so much. They can’t evaluate or develop WRs. Nobody in that organization can…….and it’s all catching up with him. They’re very fortunate that John Harbaugh GAVE them Boldin.

  5. Hey curry is a bust..The niners are running out of room for all our banners and retired numbers in our stadium do you think you guys could hang up our banners from the last two years in your building? I mean all you guys have is a #12 one so theres plenty of room….

  6. Laurent Robinson is a mystery… it seemed like he was destined for stardom in 2011, but I can put a finger on what changed for him.

  7. Figured this would happen, he had a great first couple games with the Cowboys then got paid last season and did nothing.

    Hes worth something IMO, pick him up for cheap.


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