The season is over for 49ers receiver Kyle Williams.
Williams suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s win at New Orleans, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
That’s a significant blow for the 49ers, both on offense and on special teams, where Williams splits time with Ted Ginn as both a punt and kickoff returner. The 49ers are expected to try to sign another return man to provide depth there.
A big question now is whether receiver A.J. Jenkins, this year’s first-round draft pick, will finally get on the field. Jenkins has yet to play a single snap this season amid talk that he has struggled with conditioning and with picking up the offense. If Jenkins can’t get on the field even after the 49ers lost another receiver, that would be a major sign that Jenkins has been a major disappointment.
Either way, losing Williams is a major disappointment.