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March 30, 2012
49ers part ways with receiver Bogan

The 49ers on Friday released wide receiver Dontavia Bogan, an undrafted rookie in 2011 who tore his ACL in the first week of training camp. Bogan reported via Twitter Thursday that he had been medically cleared to return to playing. "Im officially cleared to play now. #DamnYouAcL haha," Bogan wrote.

Bogan, who played at South Florida, was one of the 49ers' highest priority free agents when the lockout ended in July. However, unlike tight end Nate Byham and cornerback Curtis Holcomb, who also suffered season-ending injuries before the season began and were placed on injured reserve, Bogan did most of his rehabilitation away from team headquarters.

The team currently has seven receivers under contract: Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn, Joe Hastings, Mario Manningham, John Matthews, Randy Moss and Kyle Williams. They likely will head into the season with five or six on the active roster.

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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