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2012 NFL Free Agency: Steve Johnson A Good Fit For 49ers?

Free agency is set to open in less than a month and it's no big secret that the 49ers could use some help at the wide receiver position. The team had the 29th-ranked passing offense through the regular season and Michael Crabtree was the team's leading receiver with only 874 yards (33rd in the league). The team could use another outside threat for quarterback Alex Smith to utilize and that could free up tight end Vernon Davis a little more as well.'s Pete Prisco believes the 49ers could benefit from a free agent signing of Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson.

They have to get better in the passing game. Michael Crabtree hasn't been as good as expected, so it's time to add another threat outside.

Johnson is coming off two straight 1,000-yard seasons and could be a major shot in the arm for the Niners' passing attack. He has scored 17 touchdowns over the last two seasons and could become the No. 1 receiver if he were to be signed by San Francisco.

With all the attention on DeSean Jackson and with the news that both Randy Moss and Terrell Owens are looking for new teams, Johnson could fly under the radar in free agency.

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