The San Francisco 49ers were not expected to sign any other wide receivers in the offseason with the recent acquisitions of Randy Moss and Mario Manningham, but the club has now signed receiver Brett Swain for the 2012 season. The news came on Friday evening from the agent of Swain:
WR Brett Swain has agreed to terms with the 49ers. Congrats Brett! #aztecs— Rep 1 Sports (@Rep1Sports) April 7, 2012
The recently signed wide receiver is unlikely to see too much time on offense, meaning he'll likely serve as a special teams guy on kickoffs and punts. No word on any contract details, although I'm sure it's not much more than the league minimum. A solid move on paper, this should provide coach Harbaugh and the staff yet another option to catch passes from Alex Smith should a few injuries come up.
Swain appeared in just five games last season, catching two passes for 15 yards.
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