The advice used to be that if you were going to San Francisco, you should be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
Now, though, it would be more advisable to bring a pair of wide receiver gloves. The team’s been looking at veteran receivers of all stripes since training camp started and it looks like Lavelle Hawkins will be joining that list.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that Hawkins will work out for the 49ers this week. Hawkins was released by the Patriots on Tuesday, a couple of months after the team signed him as a free agent. Hawkins, a 2008 fifth-round pick, spent the first five years of his career with the Titans.
The 49ers have worked out Austin Collie and Laurent Robinson this week as they search for help at receiver to bolster a corps that’s been worn thin by injury. Michael Crabtree is out for a while with an Achilles tear, Mario Manningham is on the PUP list while he recovers from a torn ACL and several wideouts have been dealing with hamstring issues.