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Kyle Williams made two huge mistakes that cost the 49ers a Super Bowl appearance
Kyle Williams was a sixth-round draft selection by the 49ers in 2010. He rarely saw the field, catching only one pass in four games.
Williams became a larger part of the 49ers' offense in 2011, when he had 20 receptions for 241 yards and three touchdowns. Williams battled minor injuries throughout his two seasons and his durability remains a question mark.
To make matters worse for Williams, he was the goat of the NFC title game against the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants. Late in the game, Williams fumbled one punt and allowed another to bounce off his leg when he had no intention of fielding it.
These gaffes gave New York the impetus it needed to defeat the 49ers and go to the Super Bowl. One mistake can happen, but two major errors may be too much for head coach Jim Harbaugh to ever really trust Williams again.
The 49ers are set with their top four wide receivers: Michael Crabtree, Mario Manningham, Randy Moss and A.J. Jenkins. There is a lot of competition for the final one or two wide receiver roster spots.
In order to make the team, Williams would likely need to beat out Ted Ginn, Jr., Brett Swain, Joe Hastings, John Matthews and Chris Owusu. Even if he did, Williams would be the fifth receiver and if another team offered a sixth- or seventh-round draft pick, the 49ers might make that deal.