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49ers sign former Jags wide receiver Marqise Lee

Lee reportedly stood out in practice on Friday at the 49ers rookie minicamp

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The 49ers are signing former Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The seven-year pro out of USC was one of five players who attended the Niners rookie minicamp this past Friday.

Lee battled injuries during his career, as he sustained knee injuries in both 2018 and ‘19. He was going to play for the Patriots last year before opting out due to COVID-19.

During his career, Lee started 30 games out of 59, where he caught 174 passes for 2,184 yards and eight touchdowns. At practice on Friday, Lee reportedly caught three passes from Trey Lance.

If the 49ers can get any production out of Lee, that’d be great for the team. It’s difficult to know how much juice the 29-year-old has left after all of his injuries. The former Trojan and second-round pick has punt-return experience, too. This is likely in the same lane as signing Kevin White; if you get any production out of him, great. If not, no harm, no foul.

To make room for Lee, the 49ers waived Austin Proehl.

Do you think Lee makes the 49ers roster?