Aaron Dobson has been a busy man since being released by the Patriots in early September. After having worked out for the Jets and Eagles, the 25-year-old’s most recent stop was San Francisco. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers brought Dobson in for a workout on Tuesday. The reporter notes that a signing is not believed to be “imminent.”
The former second-rounder disappointed during his three seasons in New England. The Marshall product showed some flashes during his rookie campaign, compiling 37 receptions for 519 yards and four touchdowns. Since then, Dobson has only hauled in 16 catches for 179 yards in 12 games (over two seasons). The 25-year-old has battled a number of injuries throughout his career, including a hamstring and a high ankle sprain.
The 49ers offense looked good during their season-opening win over the Rams, but the team still lacks depth at receiver. The team waived wideout Chris Harper today, leaving only five receivers on the roster: Torrey Smith, Quinton Patton, Jeremy Kerley, Rod Streater and Aaron Burbridge.