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Austin Collie reportedly on San Francisco 49ers' radar

Until Michael Crabtree makes his full return from Achilles surgery, the San Francisco 49ers still are in the market for help at wide receiver.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported last month that former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie staged a promising workout with the 49ers in June, but no contract was offered. Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reported Friday that Collie still is on the radar, but the 49ers are unlikely to add another free-agent pass-catcher until after training camp starts.

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With veteran Anquan Boldin penciled in as a starter, the 49ers will stage an open competition across from him. With Mario Manningham on his way back from a serious knee injury, youngsters A.J. Jenkins, Quinton Patton, Marlon Moore, Ricardo Lockette and Kyle Williams will fight for snaps. Barrows reported Collie is on speed dial if nobody steps up.

Collie's experience is a plus, but his long-standing concussion issues make the 27-year-old a risk.

This scenario screams for Randy Moss to emerge from the wild, but the 49ers don't appear interested in another go-round with the old man.

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