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September 2, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Are 49ers attempting to lure Chris Harper?

Depending on who you believe, the 49ers have either signed, or are trying to sign, Seattle’s fourth-round pick, Chris Harper.

Harper had been reported to sign with Seattle’s practice squad on Sunday after being cut on Saturday.

Adam Schefter reported that the 49ers have signed Harper:

CSNBayArea, meanwhile, is reporting that the 49ers have yet to sign Harper, but are trying to, while ESPN is also reporting that the Seahawks are attempting to hang onto him.

As the CSNBayArea story notes, the 49ers didn’t initially claim Harper.

Also in question is whether the 49ers are attempting to sign Harper to the active 53-man roster or to their practice squad.

If the 49ers sign him to the practice squad, tough, it could create even more tension between the two franchises than already exists as that would violate what is typically regarded as an unwritten rule:

Seattle has yet to officially announce its practice squad but is expected to do so today.

Harper was the highest draft pick cut by any NFL team after struggling to make much of an impact with the Seahawks during the preseason, including dropping two passes in the final game against the Raiders. EDIT —- As a reader noted, the Raiders have since cut QB Tyler Wilson, who was taken ahead of Harper with the 112th pick of the fourth round. Harper was the 123rd pick.

But the 49ers, who have been searching all off-season to boost their receiving corps, might be enamored of Harper for the same reasons the Seahawks originally were — specifically, his 6-1, 234-pound frame.

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