DeAndre Smelter: Added to 49ers' practice squad
Smelter (hamstring) has been added to the 49ers' practice squad, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Smelter was cut by the team before the season after suffering a hamstring injury during training camp. Prior to being sidelined, the 2015 fourth-round pick had light breakout potential due to his size and athleticism. It is unclear if and when the 49ers will give Smelter a chance on the 53-man roster, or even if his hamstring injury has fully healed. While he is definitely not a player worth picking up right now, there is still potential for a late-season appearance where the receiver-needy team tries to get a better look at their former top receiving prospect.