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Report: 49ers expected to sign WR Lavelle Hawkins


The 49ers appear ready to add yet another veteran pass catcher to their receiving corps.

The club is expected to sign former Patriots and Titans wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reported Friday. The Pats released Hawkins earlier this week.

Hawkins, like Austin Collie, worked out for San Francisco on Friday, and now, both look like they will compete for roster spots in San Francisco, which has some uncertainty beyond Anquan Boldin at wide receiver.

Hawkins, 27, played for the Titans from 2008 through 2012 before joining New England this offseason. His most productive season was in 2011, when he caught 47 passes for 470 yards and one touchdown.

A Cal product, the 5-foot-11, 194-pound Hawkins has caught 71 passes for 771 yards and one TD in his NFL career.

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17 Responses to “Report: 49ers expected to sign WR Lavelle Hawkins”
  1. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 2, 2013 6:51 PM

    Yawn. They seem desperate for talent. They also don’t seem keen on developing their own.

  2. freehernandez says: Aug 2, 2013 6:53 PM

    Remember when Philly stockpiled talent and tried to sign and thought they had a dream team?! Niners will have the same result

  3. surfinbird1 says: Aug 2, 2013 6:58 PM

    The Patriots just cut him,and they don’t have enough receivers.

  4. buckjim says: Aug 2, 2013 7:00 PM

    This isnt about a dream team… this is about… tossing the football around and see who is ready to take advantage of a golden opportunity.

  5. webehighrollin says: Aug 2, 2013 7:01 PM

    Okay, first off – Jenkins is officially a bust

    Secondly – On what planet does signing Austin Collie and Lavelle Hawkins result in putting together a Dream Team!?!?!?

    But I guess with a name like ‘FreeHernandez’ you do live on another planet.

  6. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 2, 2013 7:01 PM

    Seattle has way better WRs even without Percy Harvin.

  7. eastcoastninerfan says: Aug 2, 2013 7:02 PM

    Signing Hawkins means the Niners are a dream team? How pathetic are your dreams at night, LOL!!!!

  8. jayniner says: Aug 2, 2013 7:07 PM

    B R A N D O N L L O Y D

  9. jtbaudendistel says: Aug 2, 2013 7:16 PM

    B R A N D O N L L O Y D

  10. buckjim says: Aug 2, 2013 7:21 PM

    Brandon Lloyd a lot of talent and a huge headache

  11. jayniner says: Aug 2, 2013 7:30 PM

    B R A N D O N L L O Y D

    I’m gonna post this on every 49ers article until Jim and Trent work him out

  12. ilbcertain says: Aug 2, 2013 8:04 PM

    Nice pick up…Cough, Cough

  13. spittabeatz says: Aug 2, 2013 8:51 PM

    People are reading way too much into this, the 9ers are short on Wr’s right now with injuries..manningham is still out, Jenkins and Kyle Williams have been out with hamstrings, the rookie Patton can run routes but cant catch balls because of some busted up fingers..they need bodies out there, but at the same time the 49ers always welcome competition..they could steal a spot on the team

  14. 49erstim says: Aug 2, 2013 8:54 PM

    I almost miss the days where these kinds of acquisitions didn’t make news. Also…. dream team smack? Lolz. So pathetic.

  15. flipola says: Aug 2, 2013 11:51 PM

    Hawkins had a decent season for a depth guy a couple of years ago, but Collie’s better.

  16. 49erlifer says: Aug 3, 2013 1:09 AM

    freehernandez says:Aug 2, 2013 6:53 PMRemember when Philly stockpiled talent and tried to sign and thought they had a dream team?! Niners will have the same result

    Remember in 2012 when they said the niners were a product of the weak nfc west and there 2011 playoff run was a fluke? Just sayin because I do, keep hating true niner fans dont sway win or lose I got my tickets against indy already see you at the stick GO NINERS!

  17. baily67 says: Aug 3, 2013 11:44 AM

    Hawkins is terrible. As a Titans fan, he just doesn’t have what it takes, not smart enough, he’ll be cut soon enough.

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