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Bucs signed WR Lavelle Hawkins.

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ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Buccaneers are expected to sign free agent WR Lavelle Hawkins.

Hawkins would add depth to Tampa Bay's shallow receiver corps, while also offering return value. Hawkins was a fourth-round pick by the Titans in 2008.

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Chargers signed WR Lavelle Hawkins.

It's an indication the Bolts don't expect Malcom Floyd (neck) back any time soon. The longtime Titan couldn't make it past final cuts with the 49ers, but had a strong preseason. Hawkins should contribute mostly on special teams in San Diego.

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The Falcons worked out free agent WRs Lavelle Hawkins, Mohamed Massaquoi and Courtney Roby.

It could be an indication that Roddy White (ankle) will be limited to another afternoon of decoy duties in Week 2. Hawkins was released at final cuts by the 49ers, Massaquoi, the Jets.

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49ers released WR Lavelle Hawkins.

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49ers signed WR Lavelle Hawkins, formerly of the Patriots.

27-year-old Hawkins was cut loose by the receiver-needy Patriots early in camp, which tells you all you need to know about his abilities. The 49ers will likely view Hawkins as a camp body due to several injuries at wide receiver.

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Free agent WR Lavelle Hawkins will work out for the 49ers.

Hawkins, 27, was released by the Patriots on Wednesday, and he's expected to be in San Francisco this weekend. The Niners have been working out veteran receivers all summer. The team is thin at the position with Michael Crabtree (Achilles'), Kyle Williams (knee), and Mario Manningham (knee) nursing injuries.

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Patriots released WR Lavelle Hawkins.

So begins the Patriots' annual purge of their veteran receiver fliers. Hawkins' release is both a mild vote of confidence in the Pats' extremely young receiver corps, and poor sign for Hawkins' future. Getting cut loose before August is never a good thing, but particularly so when a team has as little proven depth in your position group as the Pats do in their receiver corps. Hawkins will look to latch on elsewhere as a camp body.

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Patriots agreed to terms with WR Lavelle Hawkins to a two-year contract.

A fourth-round pick of the Titans in 2008, Hawkins managed just 71 catches over five seasons and was replaced on the roster by Kevin Walter. He'll battle with other castoffs such as Donald Jones and Michael Jenkins for a roster spot in New England. Contract details aren't yet available, but we wouldn't expect any guaranteed money. Hawkins isn't a real threat to projected starting "X" receiver Aaron Dobson.

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Titans released WR Lavelle Hawkins.

Hawkins became expendable following the signing of Kevin Walter, which says a lot about where his career is at. He was set to make $1.9 million. Hawkins was active just seven times last season, and has only 71 catches for 771 yards through 52 career games. He offered little on special teams in 2012. The former fourth-round pick will try to latch on elsewhere and compete for someone's final receiver spot. Nate Washington could be the next veteran wideout to go in Tennessee.