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49ers Showing Interest In Free Agents WRs Including Alshon Jeffery & Kenny Britt

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers are showing interest in free agent receivers including Kenny Britt and Alshon Jeffery among others.

Other receivers that could draw interest from the 49ers, according to Barrows include DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, citing league sources, reported earlier in the day the 49ers are also interested in Browns free agent WR Terrelle Pryor.

New 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan made it clear at the Scouting Combine last week that they plan to add a number of receivers this offseason.

“We’re going to add as many as we can to help our roster and we also want to add some competition, because we feel the more competition we have in OTAs, the more competition you have in training camp,” Shanahan said. “ If you end up cutting some people at the end of training camp who you think can play in the NFL, then that shows that your organization’s going the right direction. That’s really our goal.”

Jeffery, 26, was taken in the second-round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Bears. He played out the final year of his four-year, $4.54 million rookie contract that included a $1.74 million signing bonus before receiving the team’s franchise tag.

In 2016, Jeffery appeared in 12 games and caught 52  passes for 821 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Bears. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 33 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.

Britt, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Titans back in 2009. He spent five years in Tennessee before signing on with the Rams in 2014.

The elected to bring Britt back on a two-year, $9.15 million contract that included $4.3 million in March of 2015. He’s now in position to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

In 2016, Britt appeared in 15 games for the Rams and caught 68 passes for 1,002 yards receiving and five touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 39 receiver out of 119 qualifying players.

We have all of these receivers featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.