The 49ers are meeting with veteran, free-agent receiver Hakeem Nicks, according to a report from ESPN. Nicks, 27, spent his first five seasons with the Giants but played last year in Indianapolis where he had 38 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns.
The 49ers’ biggest move in free agency thus far has been at wide receiver. The team signed Torrey Smith to a five-year deal, and Smith is expected to start alongside Anquan Boldin. The other wideouts on the roster include Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton and Jerome Simpson.
San Francisco typically has added a veteran receiver in the offseason in recent years whether it’s Randy Moss, Boldin or Brandon Lloyd. Nicks dealt with a knee and leg injuries late in his tenure with the Giants that impacted his performance. However, he appeared in all 16 games last season and Nicks only is a year older than Smith.
The 49ers also showed interest in Nicks when he was a free agent last season.
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