UPDATE (1 p.m. on Thursday) -- The 49ers officially announced that they have released wide receiver Stevie Johnson.
SANTA CLARA -- Wide receiver Torrey Smith was already verbally committed to sign with the 49ers when he heard the report late Sunday night that quarterback Colin Kaepernick was on the trade block.
SANTA CLARA -- Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Stevie Johnson, the 49ers’ top three wide receivers last season, are all similar in style.
Running back Frank Gore chose the team that offered him a multi-year contract, more money and -- perhaps most important -- the team that has the best chance of winning a February game at Levi’s St
Wide receiver Torrey Smith appears to be exactly what the 49ers need right now.
Oh, yeah, he can provide the offense with a deep threat, too.