The big news around 49er camp this week is that Michael Crabtree has been activated. For a team that has struggled to throw the ball, the return of their only Pro Bowl receiver from a year ago is big news, and makes San Francisco a well-rounded team.
The 49ers were held to three field goals and 151 yards total offense in a 10-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers Sunday.
Michael Crabtree has been cleared to practice, which means that he should be back on the active roster and playing in games sometime this month. His return, along with the recent activation of Mario Manningham mean the 49ers are finally full strength, and ready to take on all challengers.
Wide receiver Mario Manningham is back for the San Francisco 49ers, activated Monday from the physically unable to perform list and available for Sunday’s home game against the Carolina Panthers.
After his struggles in the return game Sunday, Kyle Williams should be one of the several roster cuts San Francisco is going to have to make as they welcome back several players. It’s not that Williams has been abysmal, but there is no denying the fact that he is taking up valuable room on a talented team that needs as many open roster spots as they can get.
The NFL is reportedly considering expanding the number of Thursday night games. John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew it’s a bad idea.
There will be four 49ers hitting the practice field for the first time this week. While the biggest name is Mario Manningham, it’s the lesser-known players that figure to have an immediate impact.
When the San Francisco 49ers lost two games in a row this season, falling to 1-2, some called them the most disappointing team in the NFL. After winning a couple of games and having injured players return to the roster, the 49ers are now primed to remind the rest of the NFL why they were so many people’s preseason Super Bowl pick.
Coach Jim Harbaugh expects top 2012 wide receiver Michael Crabtree to return to game action in mid- to late November after recovering in quick fashion from a torn right Achilles tendon that required surgery.
The defense fought hard, but in the end could not hold up. With no help from the offensive side of the ball, the defense was fighting a losing battle, and the result was another resounding loss. This time though, its to a team, that San Francisco figured to beat. While there is reason to be concerned, the 49ers will be alright, and still on track for their 2013 goals.