Pint-sized problem: How 49ers are making up for lack of size at receiver

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The San Francisco 49ers have five receivers that, barring injury, appear to have strong holds on roster spots for Week 1 in September: Pierre Garçon, Jeremy Kerley, Marquise Goodwin, Aldrick Robinson and Trent Taylor. The heights of those wideouts: 6-foot, 5-foot-9, 5-foot-9, 5-foot-10 and 5-foot-8. They aren’t likely to beat the Warriors in a pickup game anytime soon. The lack of size is apparent throughout the 11-man depth chart, not just the players most likely to make the team. Seven …

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Can 49ers end streak of mostly bad wide receiver draft picks?

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The 49ers have drafted at least one receiver each of the last 15 years, and it has not turned out well. The San Francisco 49ers selected wide receiver Trent Taylor this past weekend with the Denver Broncos fifth round pick acquired in the Kapri Bibbs trade. Kyle Shanahan said that the specific trait that will benefit the 49ers is Taylor’s work in the slot. “What Trent did is I thought he was as good at the slot role as anyone that we were looking at in the draft, is he really …

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Greg Cosell thinks wide receiver is a possibility for the 49ers

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… at the NFL Combine. For what it’s worth, this knowledge could have been well known long before Cosell had his interview and he still thinks Foster may be the 49ers guy. The drug test failure happened in the Combine after all. Regardless, if not Foster, Cosell has the 49ers possibly going wide receiver at No. 2 with Western Michigan’s Corey Davis: “I really like him [Davis]. Now, you’re going to hear the small school argument. Hey, I get it, there’s merit to that. But I think this kid …

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49ers free agent receiver lands elsewhere

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49ers free agent receiver Quinton Patton took to Instagram Monday to thank a number of his teammates with San Francisco. And in a live video, Patton was wearing a New York Jets shirt after he visited with the team over the weekend, indicating he signed with the club. Patton, 26, had 73 receptions for 880 yards and one touchdown after getting selected by the 49ers in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL draft. With New York he would reunite with offensive coordinator John Morton, who was San …

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