San Francisco 49ers’ wide receiver Michael Crabtree was not listed on the team injury report today and reportedly practiced in full.
From Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area:
And from Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee:
Crabtree was activated and placed on the 53-man roster yesterday. Now, it looks as though he may actually see the field.
San Francisco is coming off a dominate 27-6 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. The win marked the end of their second two-game losing streak of the season and kept them even with the Arizona Cardinals for 2nd in the NFC West and tied for the final NFC playoff spot at 7-4.
Crabtree tore his Achilles tendon in the spring and was forced to spend the first 12 weeks of the 49ers 2013 campaign rehabbing the injury.
The 5th year wide receiver out of Texas Tech led San Francisco with 85 receptions, 1105 yards and 9 receiving touchdowns in 2012.
The 49ers will certainly welcome the added production, even if it’s in small increments at first.
San Francisco ranks 32nd in the NFL in passing yards per game (173.5). First-year 49er Anquan Boldin leads all pass catchers with 52 receptions and 724 yards. Tight end Vernon Davis leads with 9 touchdown receptions and has collected 623 yards on 38 catches.
After Boldin, you have to go all the way down to the recently activated Mario Manningham – 8 catches for 83 yards – to find the next leading wide receiver currently on the roster.
Getting their 2012 leading wide receiver back couldn’t come soon enough.