Although negotiations can change on a dime, it looks like the 49ers may be saying good bye to wide receiver Josh Morgan. Adam Schefter tweeted that the Redskins are on the verge of signing Morgan. His name has popped up a lot lately, and the Redskins are not a surprise destination given that he was born there and went to college at Virginia Tech.
The move leaves the 49ers with a current wide receiver corps of Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss, Kyle Williams and Joe Hastings. The receivers are starting to fly off the board with Pierre Garcon also heading to the Redskins, and Vincent Jackson reportedly in deep negotiations with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Laurent Robinson is in the midst of his own free agency tour.
The 49ers need bodies, but it remains to be seen if they will be making any impact moves on the current crop of free agents. Given how fast receivers are signing, it is possible they are following last year's strategy of waiting through the first furious run of players. I would anticipate a WR draft pick, but I've got to think they want to add at least one more veteran to this group.
I will say that I am disappointed to see Morgan leave. He never put up big numbers, but with a developing offense, he seemed on the verge of it before getting hurt early in the season. We'll see what he can do if he ends up in Washington.