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Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: 49ers Must Prepare For A Season Without Crabtree

The 49ers lost their top receiver when Michael Crabtree tore his Achilles tendon in practice Tuesday. Coach Jim Harbaugh said Crabtree could return in mid-November. But John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew the 49ers should prepare for a full season without him.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/23/2013

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GameDay: Who Will Step Up In Crabtree’s Absence?

Wasn’t it just yesterday I was writing about the Giants loss of Ryan Vogelsong? Was Michael Crabtree drinking the same water? Or perhaps he took a swig from Mario Manningham or Kyle Williams. Whatever the case, Crabtree’s loss is the worst of them all.

05/23/2013

Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers

49ers’ Crabtree Out Indefinitely After Surgery On Torn Achilles

The San Francisco 49ers suddenly have a huge void in their receiving corps as they chase another Super Bowl berth: Michael Crabtree is sidelined after surgery on his right Achilles tendon.

05/22/2013

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Crabtree Says He ‘Couldn’t See’ At The End Of Super Bowl XLVII

Former San Francisco 49er’s wide receiver Michael Crabtree said that he felt like he couldn’t see after a hit on one of the last plays of this year’s Super Bowl.

03/29/2013

Michael Crabtree (15) of the San Francisco 49ers could not catch this pass in the end zone near the end of the game in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sunday, February 3, 2013. Baltimore won, 34-31. (Paul Morse/Getty Images)

Rams Coach Agrees With 49ers’ Harbaugh: Refs Goofed With Super Bowl No-Call

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said the Baltimore Ravens’ Jimmy Smith should have been called for pass interference on Michael Crabtree during the San Francisco 49ers’ final offensive play of Super Bowl XLVII.

02/20/2013

Michael Crabtree (15) of the San Francisco 49ers could not catch this pass in the end zone near the end of the game in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sunday, February 3, 2013. Baltimore won, 34-31. (Paul Morse/Getty Images)

Jim Harbaugh On SB No-Call: ‘Penalty Is A Penalty’

During an appearance this week in San Francisco, Harbaugh was again asked about the idea of “letting players play” as it related to the Crabtree no-call.

02/07/2013

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Harbaugh Questions Officiating After Super Bowl Comeback Falls Short

San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh started by saying he wanted to handle the 49ers’ 34-31 loss to Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII with class and grace. Then he proceeded to rip the officials for several bad calls.

02/04/2013

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs into the endzone for a 15-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter as teammate Joe Staley #74 against the Baltimore Ravens during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Kaepernick Earns An ‘A’ In Losing Effort

“You couldn’t ask for a greater game,” John Madden said of Super Bowl XLVII, won by the Baltimore Ravens over the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/04/2013

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with running back LaMichael James #23 after running the ball for a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kaepernick Leads Balanced 49ers Offense That Aims For Super Bowl Win

If Crabtree and Kaepernick can pull off another outstanding outing in the game of their lives, they’ll take the podium together again for an entertaining back and forth of compliments and good-natured ribbing.

02/01/2013

Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers answers questions from the media in New Orleans. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Elite Receiver Crabtree Brings Element Of Surprise To Super Bowl

Michael Crabtree is trying to maintain every possible element of surprise he might still have left heading into his first Super Bowl – and will certainly take any advantage he can get this week.

01/30/2013

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