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49ers may have workout planned for CFL wide receiver Duron Carter

The San Francisco 49ers will look to improve their wide receiver corps this offseason. One potential target is CFL wide receiver Duron Carter. The son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter is expected to visit in the near future.

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The San Francisco 49ers will bring in wide receiver Duron Carter for a visit next week, according to Matt Miller. Miller described it as a workout, while Matt Barrows tweeted that Carter's agent said there was interest from the 49ers, but no workout scheduled yet. My guess is that Carter will be coming to the Bay Area, but a visit is not officially official because Trent Baalke is dealing with the head coach search.

Either way, this builds on Jason LaCanfora's report back in November that the 49ers were one of several teams interested in Carter. He has already begun his visits, and he can sign with a team starting February 10. The 49ers could very well have a head coach in place by the time Carter visits the 49ers. If he were to decide on the 49ers, I have to think he would want to visit when an offensive coordinator is officially in place. Or at least know what kind of offensive scheme the 49ers are looking at for 2015.

Carter is a talented wide receiver, but he dealt with various off-field issues in college. It resulted in the 6'4, 205 pound receiver going undrafted and ending up in the CFL. He has put together a pair of seasons, with a strong improvement from year one to year two. There has been a lot of thought that the Colts are a favorite to land him, but evolving coaching situations in San Francisco and around the NFL could open the door for something else.