Sanders scheduled to visit 49ers

Sanders scheduled to visit 49ers
March 14, 2014, 11:45 am
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Emmanuel Sanders caught 67 passes for 740 yards and six touchdowns last season. (AP)

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Pittsburgh Steelers free-agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has a visit scheduled to meet with the 49ers on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

Sanders, who is currently meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs, caught 67 passes for 740 yards and six touchdowns last season. Sanders (5 foot 11, 180 pounds) is adept as a slot receiver.

The 49ers are visiting Friday with New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who is also reportedly drawing attention from the Baltimore Ravens. The 49ers also have reported interest in New York Giants wideout Hakeem Nicks.

[RELATED: 49ers host free agents Edelman, Thurmond as cap space dwindles]

Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin and Quinton Patton are the 49ers’ top three wide receivers under contract for the 2014 season.

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