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Report: Marquise Goodwin headed to 49ers

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The 49ers plan to sign free agent wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday.

Goodwin had his best season as a wide receiver with the Bills in 2016 with 29 catches, three for touchdowns. Goodwin was an Olympic long jumper in 2012, the year before he was drafted by the Bills in the third round, and can stretch defenses with his speed.

Washington had also inquired about Goodwin Tuesday when the free agent negotiation period opened. The 49ers came into the week with plenty of holes to fill across their roster and especially at the wide receiver position. They’ve also been linked to free agent wide receiver Pierre Garcon and recently re-signed Jeremy Kerley.

Goodwin, 26, battled injuries early in his career and only played in two games in 2015. He had three touchdown catches a rookie but didn’t have another until he matched that total last season.

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17 Responses to “Report: Marquise Goodwin headed to 49ers”
  1. alphabeta49er says: Mar 8, 2017 3:23 PM

    New stuff for the 49ers = good stuff for the 49ers

  2. 49ers831 says: Mar 8, 2017 3:35 PM

    Finally! Were making moves to get better! Even if they don’t work out, better than the same garbage year after year.

  3. thenoblebard93 says: Mar 8, 2017 3:36 PM

    Love this. Young speed burner on the upswing of his career. Only time will tell, but guessing he’s coming in cheaper than Torrey Smith did, and he sure can’t play worse than what we’ve seen the last two years.

  4. themanasutra says: Mar 8, 2017 3:37 PM

    This is already an improvement over last year’s WR core..

  5. mongo3401 says: Mar 8, 2017 3:39 PM

    Will look great until he gets hit and goes on IR

  6. pau49ers says: Mar 8, 2017 3:46 PM

    QB and 2 receivers today. Good start to the offseason for the 49ers. Few more moves and a good draft are needed.

  7. pbutler526 says: Mar 8, 2017 3:53 PM

    He’s super fast, but he just can’t stay healthy. I’m not sad to see him go elsewhere…not one bit.

  8. jjfootball says: Mar 8, 2017 3:54 PM

    Couldn’t pay me enough to play for the 49ers!

  9. pantherpro says: Mar 8, 2017 3:59 PM

    BAD….. OK…….Watchable….. Playoffs ? all in one year!!! Playoffs?

  10. arzcardinals says: Mar 8, 2017 4:01 PM

    49ers today signed which of the following
    1- An olympic Long Jumper
    2- A QB that’s been with 6 teams
    or
    3- Paid WR1 money to a WR3

    Answer: ALL OF THEM!

    Thank you from Cardinals HQ

  11. dmwilliams0124 says: Mar 8, 2017 4:05 PM

    Um…As a bills fan….Sorry 9ers

    He’s super freaking fast, but can’t run any other route than a 9.

    He has no route running skill, no body positioning skill, but he has average hands. As WEAK as the Bills WR core was, they let him walk. Let that sink in….

  12. pau49ers says: Mar 8, 2017 4:19 PM

    arzcardinals says:
    Mar 8, 2017 4:01 PM
    49ers today signed which of the following
    1- An olympic Long Jumper
    2- A QB that’s been with 6 teams
    or
    3- Paid WR1 money to a WR3

    Answer: ALL OF THEM!

    Thank you from Cardinals HQ
    _____________________________________
    Maybe Cardinals headquarters should focus on finding a kicker that can make a fieldgoal.

  13. joetoronto says: Mar 8, 2017 4:31 PM

    From the dumpster fire in the east to the dumpster fire in the west.

    Just stink baby.

  14. reecan says: Mar 8, 2017 4:44 PM

    I like the signings. Didn’t have to give the farm away the first year. Hoyer can play this year then the 9ers can look into going after a FA vet QB next year or in the draft. Goodwin and Garcon are way better than anything we had last year. Now they just have to Draft well to build the Defense. Looking good so far..

  15. skinsfan91 says: Mar 8, 2017 4:48 PM

    Its wide receiver corps. As in a group of people. Not core as in the center of something.

  16. goldrushfaithful17 says: Mar 8, 2017 4:53 PM

    Ok, So I hear a lot of people acting like this is the end of free agency… But the truth is Free-agency hasn’t even officially begun until tomorrow afternoon and the 49ers already have 6 quality role players. No studs are necessary this early in the process. No reports say that 49ers are done talking to the splash hits they previously are rumored to fight for. So lets hold of on the ridiculous judgments until the whole offseason is complete. #BAYswagWEbelieve

  17. orivar says: Mar 8, 2017 6:42 PM

    “As WEAK as the Bills WR core was, they let him walk. Let that sink in….”

    The Bills also let Marshawn Lynch go. Infact up until recently I do think the Buffalo Bills have been known as the team who let players go to then get better.

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