The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed two of their unrestricted free agents (Jeremy Kerley, Chris Jones), and a third remains on the team’s radar. Wide receiver Rod Streater has drawn some interest from a handful of teams, and the 49ers remain among them.
Matt Barrows has reported a couple times now that Streater and DuJuan Harris are two free agents the 49ers are still considering. Minnesota Vikings beat writer Chris Tomasson reported on Wednesday that the Vikings have some interest in Streater, as do the 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, and Cleveland Browns. By all accounts, Streater has not met with any teams yet.
The 49ers acquired Streater from the Kansas City Chiefs during final roster cuts this past September. The 49ers and Chiefs exchanged conditional 2019 draft picks in the deal. We don’t know the conditions, but clearly this was just any chance for the Chiefs to get something for him, and the 49ers to get him before waivers.
In 16 games with the 49ers, Streater had 18 receptions for 191 yards and two touchdowns. The 49ers have brought in three receivers and extended Jeremy Kerley. And of course, with some high draft picks, a wide receiver makes a lot of sense. Streater might be confident in what he can do, but the pecking order is not exactly ideal if he wants to build on a meh 2016 that followed two injury-plagued seasons.