On Tuesday, the San Francisco 49ers worked out four wide receivers. After impressing during Wednesday mornings workout, the Niners are expected to sign River Cracraft, per Ian Rapoport. The 25-year-old spent a brief time with the Broncos and the Eagles, who waived Cracraft in April. The Southern California native was cut and re-signed by Denver multiple times and was ultimately promoted to the active roster in November 2018, returning a punt for 5 yards in his debut against the Houston Texans. Cracraft caught his first pass, a 44-yard reception, in the Broncos’ regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers.
here is his lone career reception pic.twitter.com/EtYFfbGTwu— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) August 26, 2020
Cracraft does have return experience. He returned 12 punts in 2018. Cracraft also had three kick returns. Added versatility likely helped Crafraft’s chances to make the roster. Rapoport also said not to rule out signing another wideout on the team, given the Niners nagging injuries at wideout. Cracraft gives the 49ers an able body to finish out camp as they prepare for Week 1.
I asked Shanahan what traits he’s looking for in a receiver considering the team worked out several different types of wideouts. Here’s how he answered: