The 49ers are locked in with their top two receivers in Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, and Patton is expected to be No. 3 on the depth chart. After that, the 49ers are wide open, and Lloyd could be No. 4 ahead of Baldwin and Osgood.
The report says if Lloyd makes the team Baldwin will likely be out. The team re-signed Osgood this offseason because he is a huge part of the special teams. But the 49ers will likely not keep more than six receivers.
Patton, who finished the season strong in 2013 as a rookie, should have time to develop as the No. 3 option. The 49ers are also expected to take a wide receiver in the draft.
A spokesperson for the police told CBSSports.com that Kaepernick is not being investigated but that they're following up on an information report involving him.
Per the report, obtained by CBSSports.com, the woman claims she woke up in a hospital bed without knowledge of how she got there following a visit to see Kaepernick, former 49ers and current Seahawks receiver
"The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts," general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.
Boldin said in an interview with CBSSports.com that
"It's going to be big," Boldin said of Crabtree being back. "It's going to be major for us. Toward the end of the season you were able to see a glimpse of what it's like to have me and him on the field at the same time, and then you have Vernon working out of the tight end position. And we have the young guy in Quinton Patton coming along. We were expecting him to play well. With all four of us on the field and Frank coming out of the backfield and getting Lattimore healthy, it's going to be tough. It's going to be a potent offense, and we're looking to make a run this year."
But coach Jim Harbaugh said the team continues to search for "a third guy who can get open and make plays, another option for the quarterback to go to, a chance to attack all areas of the field," reports CSNBayArea.com. "A playmaker. That’s what we’re looking for.”
Patton missed 10 games last year due to a broken foot, finishing with three catches. The 49ers aren't banking on his rapid development.
Patton wound up catching just three passes for 34 yards in six games last season.
|1||9/7/14||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|3||9/21/14||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|6||10/13/14||@ STL||8:30 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/9/14||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||3||34||11.3||29||0||1||0||1|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||1||26||26.0||26||0||1||1|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||7||7.0||7||0||0|