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2011 NFL Free Agents: Braylon Edwards Meeting With 49ers Tonight

With the injury to Michael Crabtree, the San Francisco 49ers are sorely lacking in wide receiver depth going into the preseason, and they could use at least one strong receiver to help them out. Malcolm Floyd has recently become a target of Niner overtures along with a host of other teams, and he is being courted by multiple NFL teams.

Another marquee receiver might be on San Francisco's radar. Adam Schefter of ESPN tweets that the 49ers are hosting Edwards tonight, and he suggests that a one year deal might be optimal for San Francisco as they wait for their younger receivers to develop. Edwards provides a veteran presence and another target for Alex Smith along with Josh Morgan and the hopefully-rejuvenated Crabtree.

David Fucillo discussed the possibility of Edwards vs. Floyd in terms of relative worth on Niners Nation, and came to the conclusion that Edwards has better upside (although Floyd isn't trailing too far behind). After all, this is pretty much just Crabtree inurance, right?

For more on 49ers free agency, Niners Nation is your destination.