Conway has 556 career catches

Updated: May 27, 2004, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers agreed to a one-year contract with Curtis Conway on Thursday in an attempt to bolster their depleted receiving corps.

The 49ers were desperate for help after losing leading receivers Terrell Owens and Tai Streets earlier in the offseason.

They spent their first-round draft pick on Oklahoma State's Rashaun Woods and now have added Conway to the mix. The only returning receivers are Cedrick Wilson and Brandon Lloyd, who have combined for 64 career receptions.

"Curtis brings a lot of experience to our squad," general manager Terry Donahue said. "He has been productive at every stop in his career. We are happy to have him."

Conway, an 11-year veteran, has 556 catches for 7,827 yards and 49 touchdowns in his career. He has three 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

Conway had 46 catches for 640 yards and two touchdowns last season for the New York Jets. He has also played for the Chicago Bears and the San Diego Chargers.

"He has been a successful starter in the league," coach Dennis Erickson said. "Curtis will help us on and off the field, as a player and as a mentor to our young receivers."


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