49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said he expected a bigger practice workload this week for his two newcomer receivers, Austin Collie and Lavelle Hawkins. Both were signed on Aug. 2 and have been worked into the ends of practices and the end of Thursday's preseason game. Neither has received any extensive work starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick to this point.
"I think they will this week, yes," Harbaugh said of increased work. "Pleased with what they're doing, definitely. They're studying hard, working hard to get out there and chomping at the bit to be out there."
Collie is an interesting name to keep an eye on. The 9ers need a WR2 to step up and with 11 WRs in camp, Collie still has a chance. Obviously past concussions are the concern here.