Aug 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver A.J. Jenkins (17) catches a pass during warmups before the game against the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Harbaugh on A.J. Jenkins: “He did ok”


Technically, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver A.J. Jenkins had no catches in their second preseason game. He did have one 21 yard reception against Kansas City Chiefs’ second team defense but that was wiped out by a holding penalty.  Despite a depressing stat line, his head coach Jim Harbaugh wasn’t too down on his former first round draft pick.

“He did OK,” Harbaugh said, via the team’s website. “It’s a step.”

Jenkins did help tackle cornerback Sean Smith who intercepted a pass that was thrown behind him.

“Smith’s a heck of a player,” Harbaugh said. “But on that route he got the interception, A.J. had a step on him. The throw should have been out in front, not back shoulder.”

Jenkins also helped make a solid block downfield on a 19 yard run from back up quarterback Colt McCoy. The 49ers could really use Jenkins this season. Their wide receiver group is dealing with multiple injuries. That has even forced tight end Vernon Davis to practice with wide receivers in OTAs and training camp.

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  • loverpoint

    You really need to define what you call a solid block. To me blocking is when you engage with a person and move them in a direction. Jenkins and the defender stood there looking at each other.

    An the reason McCoy had to run was because Jenkins could not get separation on the passing route

  • loverpoint

    I have a really bad feeling deep in my gut that the 49ers will keep Jenkins on the roster. SO MUCH FOR HARBAUGHS SPEECH ABOUT TRAINING CAMP BEING TRUE COMPETITION WHERE ANYONE CAN LOSE THEIR JOB IF THEY DO NOT PERFORM.

    Apparently the only way the 49ers will be able to evaluate WR’s during game time is if Kaepernick or Daniels in the game. Neither McCoy or Tolzien seem to be able to find the WR’s with any consistency.