Day two of free agency is here, and with it comes more and more speculation surrounding the San Francisco 49ers and the wide receiver position. Day one saw the big names snatched up, and then a group of mid-tier guys all heading to the Washington Redskins, including Josh Morgan, who has played his career (until now) with the 49ers. They also signed Pierre Garcon and Eddie Royal, making the pool of available receivers much more shallow.
Now the 49ers have turned their interest to an even lower tier of receivers, with Chaz Schilens being the guy discussed through the night and set to visit on Wednesday. Schilens has played with the Oakland Raiders and probably would have been very productive if he could have stayed healthy on a consistent basis. Instead, he was hurt often, and wasn't able to use his great size to help him into the top tier of receivers.
Still, he remains an intriguing option - but he's not the only one. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reported, citing a source, that the 49ers are now expressing interest in former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Laurent Robinson. He's received interest from a few teams thus far, but there's no visit scheduled with the 49ers just yet.
Robinson had 11 touchdowns in 2011, and is just 26 years-old. Starting just four games, he had over 800 yards and is hoping to make the next step in production in 2012. If he can make that jump, then he'll certainly be valuable to the 49ers, who currently don't have much at the wide receiver position and not a ton of cap room left to work with.