The 49ers offense needs help. Counting on Michael Crabtree to provide it is dangerous, but the team doesn’t have much of a choice.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said the No. 10 pick of the 2009 draft it’s “possible” Crabtree will re-join practice this week after missing all of training camp. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes Crabtree quietly underwent surgery on his foot before camp.
A return to practice for Crabtree would indicate that he’s not going to start the season on the PUP list. He hasn’t practiced at all under Harbaugh after hurting his foot in player-only workouts.
San Francisco’s starting offense scored six first half points in three games this preseason. Crabtree figures to be in the top three receivers on the team with Braylon Edwards and Josh Morgan.