Austin Collie not believed to be in the 49ers plans

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle doesn’t believe wide receiver Austin Collie is in the 49ers plans for this season.

Wide receiver Austin Collie isn’t in the 49ers’ plans. Collie has a nice NFL resume (his 173 career catches are the second-most on the team among WRs behind Anquan Boldin) but Jim Harbaugh indicated during training camp Collie wasn’t fully recovered from the ruptured patella tendon he sustained last year. On Sunday, Collie didn’t play until late in the third quarter and had an eight-yard catch in 14 snaps.

With Quinton Patton and Marlon Moore looking pretty good lately,  the 49ers can afford to get rid of Collie.