49ers sign a pair of wide receivers

The 49ers made a pair of moves to address their sudden lack of help at wide receiver.

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The deals are pending physicals, after a workout Friday morning.

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Austin spent the last two seasons with the Cowboys, having yet to live up to his draft status (chosen eighth overall in 2013). Nelson was with the Raiders last year, after spending his first four seasons with the Cardinals.

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