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49ers sign WR Keshawn Martin [report]


SANTA CLARA — The 49ers have a roster spot open with the retiring of Anthony Davis, and they’ve filled that hole with a skill player.

Rand Getlin is reporting the 49ers have signed wide receiver Keshawn Martin.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Martin enters his fifth NFL season. He spent 2015 with the New England Patriots, and the previous three seasons with the Houston Texans.

Martin caught 24 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Patriots. He’s originally a fourth round pick out of Michigan State.

Martin joins a struggling wide receiving corps and could see playing time right away. Jeremy Kerley, who was traded to San Francisco a week before the season started, is leading the team in receptions (12) and yards (114). Torrey Smith has 8 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown. Quinton Patton has 9 catches for 93 yards, Rod Streater has 2 receptions for 32 yards and rookie Aaron Burbridge has not been targeted yet on offense.


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