When asked if Johnson is the third wideout, offensive coordinator Greg Roman said: "It depends. It depends. I think we'll have some flexibility there."
"He's another guy that's easy to throw to because he creates so much separation," Kaepernick said. "Very quick, very deceptive, and I'm happy he's on our side of the ball."
Thursday, in the 49ers' first training camp practice, we could see why Kaepernick was so pleased that the 49ers' traded a mid-round pick next year to Buffalo for Johnson. He was all over the field and he was one of the bright lights of Day 1 of the 49ers' training camp.
The report says Johnson could be a huge key for the 49ers as Kaepernick tries to take their offense to the next level in 2014. Johnson is set to be the No. 3 receiver behind Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree.
When speaking about the new additions to the
"Brandon Lloyd has been out there every day, has done a great job of taking advantage of his opportunities," Roman said before adding, "
Johnson is among several 49ers receivers not practicing during minicamp. That's helped Lloyd land first-team reps opposite Anquan Boldin. Lloyd has impressed and should have a good chance to make the roster and perhaps serve as a third receiver.
"Right now, we’re all ones," Johnson told the team's website. "The defense has gotta pick their poison, whether they’re going to double-team Anquan, whether they’re going to double-team Crab, Vernon (Davis), me, Q.P. is coming in – you gotta pick your poison."
Johnson figures to open the season as the No. 4 option behind Crabtree, Boldin and Davis.
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