Lavelle Hawkins expected to work out for 49ers


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 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.

7 responses to “Lavelle Hawkins expected to work out for 49ers

  1. He deserves a look. Not a name that’s going to get anyone excited, but as depth, he has some game. No recurring injury/concussion issues. Good kid, too, but pretty shy and reserved when he was in Tennessee, and would probably relish the chance to be back in the Bay Area. Hope it works out for him.

  2. I saw this guy in camp get into it with a couple of highschool kids and just humiliate them for no reason in nashville. this dude is a turd. as a titans fan, I was ecstatic when we finally cut him.

  3. This kid’s a fighter. I enjoyed meeting him during his first training camp with the Titans and kept an attentive eye on him during the year’s since. It seemed he was on the bubble of being cut almost every year, but kept winning a job–until this offseason. Has always had tremendous potential in the passing game but has struggled in run-blocking assignments, which kept him on the sidelines a lot. Maybe the 9’ers coaching staff will be just what he needs.

  4. He must not be very special seeing that the Patriots released him. Aren’t they trying out fans in the stands at camp do to them being so thin at WR?

  5. And no one is entertaining the thought of bringing back Brandon Lloyd……you know, the guy that started in Frisco and the guy that torched our secondaries for damn near 200 yards in a game last season?

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