After bulking up on wide receivers during the 2012 season, the San Francisco 49ers must consider bulking up even more on wide receivers during the 2013 offseason.
Two of their wideouts, Randy Moss and Ted Ginn, will become unrestricted free agents next month and two others, Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams, suffered ACL tears late in the season. For the second year in a row, only one wide receiver -- Michael Crabtree -- was consistent from start to finish during the season and can be penciled in as a starter when the 2013 season begins.
All of which makes San Francisco a potential landing spot for Percy Harvin, whom the Vikings reportedly are willing to trade.
Harvin has only one more year remaining on his contract -- at an affordable $2.9 million -- but wants a long-term deal that would make him one of the highest-paid receivers in the NFL. And, according to recent reports, Harvin clashed with coach Leslie Frazier after getting into a blow-up with the team's previous head coach, Brad Childress.
Harvin, who like Crabtree was selected in the first round of the 2009 draft, has rare explosiveness on the field. But his volatility off of it would need to be considered as well.
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St. Paul Pioneer Press | Feb 12