49ers taking a look at Daunte Culpepper


Daunte Culpepper has been out of the NFL since 2009 and has been desperately trying to get back in since.

He’ll get a chance today as the San Francisco 49ers will put him through a workout, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Why? Culpepper could give the 49ers a veteran on the sideline with rookie Colin Kaepernick as veteran Alex Smith starts. The only other options are undrafted rookie free agents Jeremiah Masoli and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.

Culpepper, a former Pro Bowl performer, was a part-time starter for the Detroit Lions in 2009 and played in the UFL for the Sacrament Mountain Lions last season.

“It's an opportunity to look at a veteran QB, put a third guy on the roster who has been there before and had game experience," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. "So (we'll) see where he's at physically, see where he's at mentally, emotionally, and have a workout."

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