San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham hasn’t played since tearing his knee up last December against the Seattle Seahawks.
With little else besides Anquan Boldin on the field in terms of receivers – obviously not counting tight end Vernon Davis – the 49ers could use some help.
It appears that help could be on the way, as soon as this Sunday for the 49ers game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
CSNBayARea.com’s Matt Maiocco asked head coach Jim Harbaugh if either Manningham, Eric Wright or rookie Tank Carradine could be added to the 53-man roster for Sunday’s game.
“It’s possible. There’s a chance, yeah,” Harbaugh said.
Boldin leads the 49ers with 495 receiving yards and is followed closely by Davis with 466. After that is a huge drop off.
Fullback Bruce Miller is third on the team with 102 yards and then you finally get to another receiver, Kyle Williams, with 101 on just 10 receptions. Jon Baldwin is third amongst receivers with 3 catches for 28 yards.
Jacksonville has yet to win a game this season, and the following week is a bye for the 49ers so we might not see either of those three injured players until November 10th against the Carolina Panthers – if just to give them another week to get acclimated.
Michael Crabtree should be back sometime in mid to late-November, so at least help is on the way for San Francisco’s receiving corp.