Austin Collie, 49ers agree to one-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers and free-agent wide receiver Austin Collie have agreed to a one-year deal, according to Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo.

Provided he stays healthy, Collie can provide a significant boost to the 49ers' receiving corps, but his health is the reason he had been unsigned up to this point.

Collie was on the verge of having a breakout season with the Colts in 2010, his second year in the league.

He finished the year with 58 receptions for 649 yards and eight touchdowns in nine games. Multiple concussions forced him to miss games at various points of the season and ended his season prematurely.

Through Week 6 of that season, Collie had 44 receptions for 503 yards and six touchdowns. The only receiver in the NFL with more receptions during that span was teammate Reggie Wayne, who had 45 receptions. In addition, then-Colts tight end Dallas Clark ranked sixth in the league during that span with 37.

With that said, Collie has played in only 26 games over the past three seasons and only one game last season. He missed most of last season with a ruptured patellar tendon.

The injury risks are obvious, but there is plenty of upside with Collie if he stays healthy. Aside from Anquan Boldin, there isn't much competition for playing time with Michael Crabtree out with a torn Achilles.

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