49ers add QB Bethel-Thompson to practice squad

August 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson (4) leaps over a defender during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

As was reported yesterday, the 49ers activated Michael Crabtree from the Reserve/PUP List, which he had been on since August 27th after sustaining an Achilles tendon tear last spring,according to 49ers.com.

To make room on the roster, San Francisco waived third-string quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson – who was acquired in early October when the team dropped the then recently acquired John Skelton.

Well, now it is being reported that Bethel-Thompson has been re-signed and will be assigned to the practice squad.

The move sort-of-echoes a similar series of transactions in Seattle that saw the Seahawks sign former 49ers’ cornerback Perrish Cox only to drop him a day later.  Opposite outcome, yes, but examples of the finicky world it can be for pro athletes.

Crabtree reportedly practiced in full today and was not listed on the 49ers’ injury report, according to several sources.

It would appear that he is on track to see some snaps against the St. Louis Rams this week.  How many?  That remains to be seen.

Crabtree led San Francisco in receptions (85), receiving yards (1105) and touchdown receptions (9) in 2012.

Bethel-Thompson is in his 2nd year out of somewhat nearby Sacramento State and has yet to record an NFL stat.

Topics: McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Michael Crabtree, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

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