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.

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