San Francisco 49ers: Sources Confirm Daunte Culpepper Coming in for a Workout

Drew KerrContributor IIIAugust 14, 2011

DETROIT - JANUARY 03:  Daunte Culpepper #11 of the Detroit Lions throws a fourth quarter pass while playing the Chicago Bears on January 3, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Chicago won the game 23-37.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported it first that, after the Saints used the 49ers as their personal punching bag Friday night, San Francisco will be bringing in former Vikings, Raiders and Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper to work out with the team on Monday.

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area has confirmed that this will indeed take place.

The 49ers are scheduled to work out Culpepper on Monday, according to multiple reports. On Saturday, Harbaugh said bringing in a veteran backup quarterback was a "possibility." The 49ers would go that route, if the right player were available, Harbaugh said.

Whether it is mild interest or legit concern over what the Niners saw on Friday remains to be seen. 

It also could just be a case in that Colin Kaepernick needs a bit more time to develop and that Culpepper would be brought in as the emergency No. 2 while Harbaugh develops the 36th overall pick in 2011.

Culpepper spent his year last year playing for his old coach, Dennis Green, for the Sacramento Mountain Lions while racking up some decent yardage through the air and handing the ball off to silver screen actor Denzel Washington's son, who happens to play running back for the Mountain Lions.

In any case, it will be interesting to see how this shakes out, or if it even shakes out at all.

The former NFL quarterback could have his last shot at playing in the NFL with his workout on Monday with the 49ers, should it happen.

Culpepper is just a few months younger than Donovan McNabb, who will be the Vikings starting quarterback this year, barring any sort of injury. Injury was what contributed to the downfall of Culpepper's game. 

Last chance for one last dance.

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