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Terrelle Pryor appears to be off the radar for 49ers

The 49ers have a long-term need. Do they look at a project instead of a heavier investment?

The San Francisco 49ers might be interested in adding wide receiver talent, but their free agent options are running out. The team was connected to Terrelle Pryor at one point, but Cleveland Browns reporter Mary Kay Cabot tweeted that it appears the bidding is down to the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks.

The 49ers were mentioned once as being interested in Pryor, but we never heard another mention. I imagine like with other free agent mentions, the 49ers were an easy team to use to try and boost things a bit. Pryor is in a tough spot this year. He turned down multi-year deals last year thinking a big season with Washington would open up his market. That did not work out at all.

It is possible the 49ers still add a veteran receiver, but whether or not that happens, how early in the 2018 NFL Draft would you see them adding a receiver? On the one hand, they don’t have clear-cut long-term options. Pierre Garçon is a solid No. 1 for the short term, Marquise Goodwin proved to be a capable deep threat, and Trent Taylor is a solid slot receiver. Kendrick Bourne is a bigger question mark, but he showed enough to earn a bigger opportunity in 2018.

The 49ers have several big needs to address early, but where does wide receiver fit into that? Calvin Ridley seems likely to go in the first round, with Courtland Sutton a first or second round pick. Add in Christian Kirk and D.J. Moore, and I’m just not sure if I see the 49ers getting too crazy at wide receiver.

The current state of their receiver corps does suggest the 49ers could look for somebody a little more raw and take some time developing them. Will we see them wait and find a project?