Wide receiver Brandon Carswell spent the 2013 NFL season as an injured reserve with the San Francisco 49ers. The club decided to waive him this past Friday.
After playing NCAA football at the University of Southern California, Carswell entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent. He spent training camp and preseason with the Oakland Raiders. He also had a brief stint on the Raiders’ practice squad.
Carswell had some tough luck with the 49ers. Last June, he suffered a torn anterior crucial ligament on his first day of practice as a Niner. However, Carswell’s departure was not connected to a failed physical.
Unfortunately, the 49ers no longer need Carswell. The team has 73 players on the roster, including nine wide receivers. The wide receiver corps currently features Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Quinton Patton, Jon Baldwin, Kassim Osgood, Chuck Jacobs, David Reed, DeMarco Sampson and Devon Wylie.
The 49ers have shown interest in re-acquiring Brandon Lloyd, a former 2004 draft pick who did not play during the 2013 NFL season. Lloyd is a veteran player, he previously spent three seasons with the 49ers. In addition to the 49ers, Lloyd also played for five other teams. He’s had quite the career as a journeyman.