Whoever’s playing quarterback for the 49ers could use all the help he could get.
So while their latest addition won’t help with the protection issues, he might do something for the passing game.
Via Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, the 49ers are signing veteran receiver Louis Murphy.
They were short at the position after putting Pierre Garcon on injured reserve. Murphy was in camp with them this summer, but hasn’t played in a regular season game since he tore his ACL while playing for the Buccaneers in 2015.
Pro Football Talk
Jul 31, 2017 · 9:06 PM EDT
The 49ers announced the signing of receiver Louis Murphy to a one-year deal. In a corresponding move, they waived linebacker Jimmie Gilbert with an injury designation.
The Raiders selected Murphy in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He has spent eight years in the league with the Raiders (2009-11), Panthers (2012), Giants (2013) and Buccaneers (2014-16). He has played in 88 games, with 28 starts, making 162 receptions for 2,322 yards and 10 touchdowns.