Culpepper works out as 49ers look for veteran QB
Monday, August 15, 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Daunte Culpepper threw passes to tight end Nate Lawrie again, on a little bigger stage this time than during their stint together last year with the United Football League's Sacramento Mountain Lions.
Culpepper worked out for some 30 minutes Monday in front of the San Francisco 49ers brass -- and Lawrie called it a crisp, impressive session.
The Niners were considering adding Culpepper to their quarterback mix after coach Jim Harbaugh said Saturday there's a need for a veteran backup behind projected starter Alex Smith and rookie Colin Kaepernick.
The 34-year-old Culpepper, who was still at team headquarters for lunch, last played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions in 2009. He started five games and played in eight total. In 11 NFL seasons, he has passed for 24,153 yards and 149 touchdowns.