Pettis said he now weighs 197 pounds, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. "I know I'm a little slimmer," Pettis said. "So that's something I've always been trying to work on: Just trying to gain a little more weight, get a little stronger."
Despite struggling with knee injuries and the intricacies of Kyle Shanahan's offense, Pettis finished out his rookie campaign with a 20-359-4 receiving line on 31 targets over his final five games. The late outburst puts him in good position for a starting job this season, but he'll have serious competition for volume in a San Francisco offense with solid depth at both wide receiver and running back, not to mention a tight end (George Kittle) who demands at least seven or eight targets per game. The 49ers officially listed Pettis at 195 pounds last year, but he was measured at just 186 at the 2018 combine. While he'll always be on the thin side for an NFL wide receiver, he at least now lands in the normal range. Jun 06 10:48 am (EST)
- Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area lists Pettis as a lock to make the roster, but also the favorite to begin the season as a starter.
- General manager John Lynch expects Pettis to bulk up during the offseason, Joe Fann of the 49ers' official website reports. "We loved the way [Pettis] closed this season," Lynch said. "There's some maturation that I think is naturally going to come in terms of putting some girth on and some strength. I think this offseason is very important for him."
- Pettis (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. All Dante Pettis News
2019 PRESEASON PROJECTIONS
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2018 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||0||10||8||104||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 30||L 48 - 32||@ LA||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 23||L 14 - 9||CHI||5||3||21||0||0||0|
|Dec 16||W 26 - 23||SEA||5||5||83||0||0||0|
|Dec 09||W 20 - 14||DEN||7||3||49||1||0||0|
|Dec 02||L 43 - 16||@ SEA||7||5||129||2||-2||0|
|Nov 25||L 27 - 9||@ TB||7||4||77||1||0||0|
|Nov 12||L 27 - 23||NYG||6||4||12||0||0||0|
|Nov 01||W 34 - 3||OAK||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 28||L 18 - 15||@ ARI||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 21||L 39 - 10||LA||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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