Source: 49ers to work out WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh

October 11, 2011, 3:05 pm
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The 49ers have arranged for a tryout Tuesday for veteran wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, a league source told

The 49ers plan to add a wide receiver to their 53-man roster after starter Joshua Morgan sustained a potential season-ending fractured lower leg in the final minutes of Sunday's 48-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 49ers have three healthy receivers on their roster: Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn and Kyle Williams. The club expects Braylon Edwards to return to action Oct. 30 against the Cleveland Browns. Edwards underwent arthroscopic surgery Sept. 19 to repair torn cartilage in his right knee.

Coach Jim Harbaugh, speaking on his weekly KNBR radio show Tuesday, said 49ers practice-squad receivers Joe Hastings and John Matthews, who played for Harbaugh at the University of San Diego, would be among the group of wideouts trying out for a spot on the 53-man roster.

Houshmandzadeh, 34, caught 30 passes for 398 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games with two starts for the Baltimore Ravens last season. The Seattle Seahawks released Houshmandzadeh after one season, in which he caught 79 passes for 911 yards and three touchdowns in 2009. He spent his first eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.

In 10 NFL seasons, Houshmandzadeh has 616 career receptions for 7,091 yards and 43 touchdowns.