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49ers to work out free agent WR Kevin Dorsey

The San Francisco 49ers are bringing in a free agent wide receiver for a visit. He appears to be a fairly raw prospect.

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Fooch's Update: Dorsey's trip is being re-scheduled due to inclement weather on the east coast.

The San Francisco 49ers are bringing a free agent wide receiver in for a visit this week. According to Aaron Wilson, via National Football Post, the 49ers will work out former seventh round pick Kevin Dorsey. He previously worked out for the New England Patriots, is working out for the New York Jets on Wednesday, and is expected to work out for the Kansas City Chiefs later this week.

The Green Bay Packers drafted Dorsey from Maryland in the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve. He spent the first month of 2014 on the practice squad, and was promoted to the active roster in October. He played three games before a foot injury landed him on injured reserve.

Dorsey stands 6'1 and weighed 207 pounds at his 2013 Pro Day. He ran a 4.47 40, put up 38 inches in the vertical jump, and had 17 reps on the bench press. He was not overly productive in college. His senior year was a disappointment, finishing with 18 receptions for 311 yards and four touchdowns. His best year came as a junior, finishing with 45 receptions for 573 yards and three touchdowns. As I understand it, Maryland had problems at quarterback, so that is likely one explanation for his senior struggles.

From what I am reading, Dorsey needed to work on route-running coming out of college. It is hard to know exactly where he stands considering he has spent most of the last two seasons on injured reserve. He has two seasons of NFL learning under his belt, but the injuries limited what he could do on the field. Based on that and the 2013 scouting reports, Dorsey would be a pure project for wide receiver coaches Ronald Curry and Adam Henry. The 49ers have plenty of question marks at the wide receiver position, and are likely to add bigger names, be it in free agency or the draft. But adding a project could be at least a little bit interesting in August.