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However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped a bit of a bombshell on Thursday. Schefter reported that New England slot receiver Julian Edelman will visit the 49ers on Friday. Schefter also reported the team is interested in Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks.
Both players will likely be fairly costly and the 49ers don’t have a ton of salary-cap room. But Perhaps the market is dropping and the 49ers are looking to see if they can get a relative bargain.
Nicks may fit better because he is an outside guy. Anquan Boldin, although he is a starter, thrives as a slot man. However, adding either Nicks or Edelman would give the 49ers another strong weapon as the 49ers try to catch up with Super Bowl champion Seattle in the NFC West.
It will be interesting to see how these pursuits play out and whether the 49ers can find a way to fit one of these two receivers into the offense.