A fourth-round pick of the 49ers in 2013, Patton managed just six receptions across 10 games in his first two seasons before landing a regular role within the offense. Despite the uptick in snaps beginning in 2015, uninspiring offenses under the direction of head coaches Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly didn't translate to significant output, as evidenced by a combined 67 catches (on 120 targets) for 802 yards and one touchdown during that stretch. With the move to New York, Patton will now be jostling with a number of options -- wideouts Eric Decker (shoulder), Quincy Enunwa, and Robby Anderson, plus pass-catching backs Matt Forte (knee) and Bilal Powell -- in an offense led by graybeard quarterback Josh McCown.
Patton (foot) visited with the Jets on Saturday, the team's official website reports.
The 2013 fourth-round selection had career-high marks in catches (37), targets (63) and receiving yards (408) last season, despite missing the final two games with a broken foot that required surgery. A return to San Francisco is seemingly out of the question, as the 49ers signed Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin and Aldrick Robinson within the first few days of free agency. New York would be a favorable landing spot, potentially giving Patton a chance to compete for a role as the No. 3/4 wide receiver behind Eric Decker (shoulder) and Quincy Enunwa. He's never been much of a downfield threat, producing only 12.1 yards per catch on 73 career receptions, with his long gain going for 45 yards.
Patton underwent surgery on a broken foot Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
The nature of Patton's season-ending foot injury is now known, but a recovery timetable has yet to be established. The upcoming unrestricted free agent finished his fourth NFL season with career highs in receptions (37), targets (63), and yards (408), but the second touchdown of his career still awaits.
Patton was already declared out for the season following Sunday's loss to the Falcons, but his IR designation opens up a roster spot for wide receiver DeAndre Smelter. Patton will look to begin his recovery process in the hopes of being ready for training camp in 2017.
Patton (foot) has been ruled out for the remainder of this season, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Patton was forced to leave early from Sunday's loss to the Falcons due to a foot injury, which will sideline him for the 49ers' final two contests as well. With 37 catches on 63 targets for 408 yards, Patton currently ranks second on San Francisco in receiving, even though he didn't score a touchdown this season. In the wake of his upcoming absence, and with Torrey Smith still in concussion protocol, Jeremy Kerley and Rod Streater could lead the team's receiving corps to start this week.
|P2||8/19/17||@ DET||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|14||12/10/17||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||3||34||11.3||29||0||1||0||1|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||4||0||3||44||14.7||35||0||1||0||1|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||4||30||394||13.1||41||1||7||2||15|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||14||14||37||408||11.0||45||0||4||1||22|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||1||26||26.0||26||0||1||1|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||4||0||1||20||20.0||20||0||1||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||4||1||5||5.0||5||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||14||14||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||7||7.0||7||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||4||1||24||24.0||24||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||7||157||22.4||35||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||14||1||11||11.0||11||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||4||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||5||4.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||14||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||14||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|