Ex-Fresno State standouts David Carr and Marlon Moore will head to opposite ends of the country when NFL camps open.
Carr, who has carved out an extended career as a loyal backup, has agreed to return to the New York Giants on a one-year deal, media outlets reported Tuesday.
Moore, meanwhile, is headed to his native Northern California after signing a one-year deal to provide depth in the San Francisco 49ers' receiving corps.
The NFC champion 49ers also found their man to replace struggling kicker David Akers, signing veteran Browns free agent Phil Dawson to a one-year contract after the Pro Bowler spent the day at team headquarters in Santa Clara.
Carr's deal would keep him with New York, where he has played four of the past five years, the other spent with the 49ers. Carr failed to live up to the promise that made him the top pick by Houston in 2002, but has embraced his role with the Giants.
The 33-year-old has attempted three passes in place of ironman Eli Manning over the past two years, but won a Super Bowl ring two years ago. The team has not confirmed the deal.
Moore, meanwhile, gets a chance to play for the team he grew up watching. He couldn't wait to call his mother, Gail.
"Being a California kid and watching these guys growing up put me in a good spot coming here to compete for a job," he said during a conference call. "It's a dream come true knowing that my family is right across the bridge and not too far from me."
The 25-year-old from Sacramento played three seasons in Miami after signing as an undrafted free agent in April 2010. He has 12 catches for 244 yards in 29 games.
What hurts is that his father won't be there to see him suit up for San Francisco. Ernie Moore was diagnosed with cancer in July 2008 and died that October.
"I wish my father was here with me," he said. "I give a lot of love to my father, and my mother and my brother, for where I'm at now."
San Francisco acquired Anquan Boldin in an offseason trade with Baltimore and has holdover Michael Crabtree as the other starter. But there could be room for Moore, with Mario Manningham working his way back from major knee surgery.
Moore said he can contribute, even if that means returning kicks.
"I'm coming in with an open mind ready to work and fill whatever need they need me to fill," he said.