San Francisco 49ers sign free agent WR River Cracraft to 1-year deal

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The San Francisco 49ers on Monday announced wide receiver River Cracraft will return to the club on a one-year deal.

Cracraft signed last year during training camp when San Francisco suffered a rash of injuries at the wide receiver position. While they likely added him to work in as a camp body, he wound up getting more than half the season on the active roster while injuries continued wreaking havoc on the receiving corps.

He started one of his nine games last season and caught six of his nine targets for 41 yards. Cracraft also worked in as a punt returner and churned out 40 yards on five returns.

With some question marks toward the back end of the wide receiver depth chart, a player like Cracraft with experience in the offense who can also contribute on special teams is a valuable piece to have in camp. While they likely hope Cracraft won’t need to play nearly as often in 2021 as he did in 2020, he’ll have a real shot to stick around on the roster if he puts together a strong offseason.