49ers to sign WR Willie Snead

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The 49ers are adding a wide receiver to replace the recently-released Taysir Mack. Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson on Friday reported veteran WR Willie Snead would be joining San Francisco following a workout with the team. The club also worked out veteran WR Dede Westbrook per ESPN’s Field Yates.

Snead, 29, went undrafted in 2014 and signed with the Browns as an undraftead free agent before bouncing to the Panthers’ practice squad and the Saints’ practice squad.

He eventually debuted for New Orleans in 2015 and had a nice year with 69 receptions for 984 yards and three touchdowns. Snead was in New Orleans for three years, Baltimore for three years, then split time between Carolina and Las Vegas last season. He had just four catches for 38 yards in nine games in 2021.

For his career Snead has 279 receptions, 3,431 yards and 16 touchdowns. He gives the 49ers some veteran depth on their offseason roster with Mack now gone and Marcus Johnson in concussion protocol following a hit from linebacker Fred Warner.

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Story originally appeared on Niners Wire