49ers waive receiver Chris Harper

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The San Francisco 49ers waived wide receiver Chris Harper from their 53-man roster on Thursday.

Harper was originally a fourth-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in April and spent training camp with the team before being released during final cuts. Seattle had re-signed Harper to their practice squad before the 49ers offered him a spot on their 53-man roster.

Harper did not play in any of the 49ers’ first six games of the season despite a lack of capable targets at the position. Harper caught just three passes for 32 yards in three games for Seattle this preseason.

The Seahawks had wanted to get Harper back on their practice squad after final cuts and may still be interested in bringing him back to Seattle if he clears waivers.

35 responses to “49ers waive receiver Chris Harper

  1. Anyone could see this coming. When Seattle cut him he looked to be a year or two away from being on the field. He struggled in camp but there is potential there as a blocker and big body reciever but the pre-season drops killed him. He wasn’t actived once by 49ers who are dying for a reciever says enough.

    Seattle hopefully gets him back to the practice squad but I’m sure nobody loses sleep over it if he goes elsewhere.

  2. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 17, 2013 5:17 PM

    Anyone could see this coming. When Seattle cut him he looked to be a year or two away from being on the field. He struggled in camp but there is potential there as a blocker and big body reciever but the pre-season drops killed him. He wasn’t actived once by 49ers who are dying for a reciever says enough.
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    Considering that the Niners were converting him to TE, its not a suprise that he wasnt active as a WR

  3. But I thought only the Raiders cut 4th rounders? I mean, I read here all the time about how that only happens to the Raiders—or so you act.

    Mediots.

  4. mattmchoes says:Oct 17, 2013 5:22 PM

    Considering that the Niners were converting him to TE, its not a suprise that he wasnt active as a WR

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    That speaks even more to their thoughts on him as a WR. Since they were in need of WR’s but opted to convert him to TE.

  5. As a 49er fan……..and I’m sure it goes for the rest of the NFL fans out there…………….the constant and absurd bickering between ‘9er fans and Seahawk fans is worse than Congress saying “well we know what you are but what am I?!”.

    Seriously. Give it all a rest. For once be a superior human being and NOT feel the need to always respond. Sheesh. He was a 4th round pick who is now unemployed. Big deal!

  6. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says:

    seadderall players aren’t good enough to be niners and niners players that are released are good enough to start for the seaqueens.

    Do the numbers “42-13” and “29-3” mean anything to you?

  7. You know what Seattle did to Frisco? They snatched the heart from this franchise…from the G.M., to the coach, to the players, to the fans. There’s talent there, but the heart is gone. That’s why you have the abomination of fans cheering and doing the wave as a player is being attended to for a serious, perhaps life-altering injury. Heartless. 71-16. Seattle owns you. Alex Smith is gone, and Kap is scared. He likes to kiss a bicep, I’ll give him that. No heart though. Get used to second place in the West. It’s over.

  8. @Osiris33 those numbers do mean somthing. They mean a pair of regular season games at the clink is all you guys have to cherish. Makes you sound that much sadder every time you bring it up too

  9. Ted Thompson on line 1.

    Hey Chris, come spend some time in GB and we’ll ‘brainwash’ into a real player!

    BTW – let’s talk about kicking the Whiners butts in the post season while we’re at it.

  10. Need to change the team name to the SF 9.6ers when they play the Seahawks.

    Why 9.6ers?

    Because that’s their point per game average in the last three meetings.

  11. Dear niners fans; please show me something you’ve won in the 21st century…. That’s what I thought.

    71-16

  12. I guess that info they got from Harper helped them only lose by 26 points instead of 29. At that rate, if the 9ers sign 7 or 8 more seahawks it might actually be a ball game next time.

  13. goldrush36 says: Oct 17, 2013 6:10 PM

    @Osiris33 those numbers do mean somthing. They mean a pair of regular season games at the clink is all you guys have to cherish. Makes you sound that much sadder every time you bring it up too

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    Those regular season game wins is what gets you to the post season…I’ll cherish those all season long.

  14. “42-3″ and “29-3″

    Those are nice numbers for the last two games we played at YOUR stadium. How bout this number, “2-0”, the number of NFC West Championships the last two YEARS. Want more? “5-0” Super Bowl wins comparison between us two.

    But that’s fine, celebrate the small sample size of the last two games. At least you have the loudest stadium, except you lost that last week. So enjoy that 12th Man, which is a term your team leases from Texas Tech….that’s right y’all have to pay for you nickname, LOL

  15. @ninershopetodominatelikebeforecolortv

    ‘Don’t call it frisco’
    You’re right. The new stadium is an hour away. Away from the violent trashy fanbase. Makes sense. Only those with cars and money can go now.

  16. I don’t think a week goes by without the 9ers releasing or signing someone. They release Skelton just a day or 2 after signing him and now this. They have enough at the WR spot now that they don’t need him I guess. But Seattle will probably pick him up since that is what they seem to like to do with players that get released from the 9ers. I wonder who will go further this season…the 9ers or the Seahawks. and Remember trollhammer20 Seattle lost the last game.

  17. @serkeljerks

    As a Seahawks fan, I’d like to apologize for the stupidity of some of the Seattle “fans”

    I agree that ripping someone else’s team doesn’t make yours better.

    Looking forward to the rest of this season, especially December 8th.

  18. Considering that the Niners were converting him to TE, its not a suprise that he wasnt active as a WR

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    You only made what I said stronger for the fact they need WR in worst way and converted him to a TE when they have Davis and drafted another in the 2nd round. Davis gets hurt and he still doesn’t see time. Try harder next time bud.

  19. Geez, all this niner beat down talk…I wish I would be a fly on the wall in Seattle on a Tuesday at work.

    A: “So what do you want to talk about today, the wins over the niners or when they swept the Raiders in 1983”

    B: “Well they didn’t sweep them, they lost in the AFC championship”

    A: “I’m just talking about the regular season man”

    B: “That was great wasn’t it”

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