On Wednesday, the 49ers met with free agent wide receivers Marcus Johnson and Malik Turner (Twitter link via Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network). There’s no deal just yet, but both players could be considered for spots on SF’s 90-man offseason roster.
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Turner, fresh off of a recent meeting with the rival Cardinals, first entered the league in 2018 as an undrafted free agent with the Seahawks. He saw time in 21 games for Seattle between 2018 and 2019, followed by 20 games with the Cowboys (2020 and 2021). He’s spent the bulk of his time on special teams, though he’s notched 29 receptions for 414 yards and four touchdowns over the course of his career.
It’s a similar story for Johnson, who has 51 catches, 839 receiving yards, and three touchdowns to his credit across five seasons with the Eagles, Colts, and Titans. Although his sample size is limited, Johnson has shown that he can be a real deep threat. He’s averaged 16.5 yards per catch as a pro, including 2020 when he posted 18.2 ypc for the Colts.
In other team news, longtime 49ers legend Frank Gore finally decided to call it a career on Sunday. Gore, 39 in May, leaves the game with exactly 16,000 regular season yards and a career 4.3 yards per carry average.