The 49ers: Stiff Competition At Wide Receiver

August 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There is stiff competition for the final roster spots at the Wide Receiver position for the San Francisco 49ers.  Last season the 49ers broke camp carrying six receivers, but only three RB's, one FB and two TE's.  In the 2010 season, we could see an additional roster spot taken in each of those three spots, so there is a chance that the Niners only carry five WR's.
The top three receivers, Michael Crabtree, Josh Morgan and Ted Ginn look like locks to make the team, but the other two spots are up for grabs among several talented players.
The candidates for the final two, or at most three, roster spots are Jason Hill, Dominique Zeigler, Brandon Jones and Kyle Williams.  The other receivers are likely training camp fodder or at best Practice Squad personnel.
With a roster size limit of 53 players, my guess is that the 49ers will break camp with only five WR's this year.  The recent acquisition of Brian Westbrook is also one less roster spot ava...

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