San Francisco 49ers’ wide receiver Michael Crabtree will not play on Monday Night Football at the Washington Redskins, according to a report from Matt Maiocco at CSN Bay Area.
According to the CSN Bay Area report, the 49ers must add Crabtree early this week in order for him to be eligible for the rest of the season.
The 49ers did not activate Crabtree to the 53-man roster by the 1 p.m. (PT) deadline Monday, making him ineligible to make his season debut in the nationally televised night game against Washington at 5:30 p.m.
The 49ers must clear a spot to place Crabtree on the team’s roster by the end of the day Tuesday in order for him to be eligible for the final five regular-season games, as well as any possible playoff games. Crabtree’s return to action could take place Sunday against the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park. [CSN Bay Area]
San Francisco ranks dead last in the NFL in passing yards per game (168) and have been without their 2012 receptions (85), receiving yards (1105) and touchdown receptions leader (9) since he went down last spring with a torn Achilles tendon.
Anquan Boldin has taken over some of the slack for the receiving corps, leading the team in 2013 with 47 catches for 630 yards.
Tight end Vernon Davis has caught 54 balls for 553 yards and leads the team with 8 touchdown receptions, but the next leading wide receiver on the roster is the recently activated Mario Manningham with 4 catches for 38 yards.