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San Francisco 49ers want big time wide receiver

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The San Francisco 49ers are continuing their search for a new wide receiver as they look to improve an already competitive roster this offseason.

Head coach, Jim Harbaugh, spoke recently at the NFL owners meeting about the teams need to increase the options available for quarterback star, Colin Kaepernick:

"There were times in the 2013 season where his (Kaepernick) options were just get it to one guy.

"We had a lot of people try, competing for that spot, whether it's Quinton Patton, we need somebody to step and be that next guy to make plays for our football team," Harbaugh explained.

It had been hoped rookie Patton would provide a solid option out wide for the 49ers last season but he struggled to make a strong impression after suffering a broken foot, appearing in just six games and catching three passes.

And Harbaugh has now set his sights on bringing in a new wideout altogether to fill the number three receiving spot:

"(We need) a third guy who can get open and make plays, another option for the quarterback to go to, a chance to attack all areas of the field.

"A playmaker. That's what we're looking for," said Harbaugh.

The 49ers have lost out this offseason to several free agent receivers, including Julian Edelman and Hakeem Nicks but it seems the flamboyant Harbaugh is undeterred as he looks to bolster the franchise's roster.

What do you think? Who would you like to see Kaepernick throwing to in 2014?

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