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Manningham will start the season on the PUP list

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The 49ers’ issues at receiver will continue into the regular season.

Veteran Mario Manningham, added via free agency after making a catch for the ages during crunch time of Super Bowl XLVI, will stay on the Physically Unable to Perform list with a knee injury suffered in 2012.

That’s the announcement made Sunday by coach Jim Harbaugh.

It means that four of last year’s quintet of No. 1 wideouts in San Francisco won’t be available when the 2013 season begins.  Gone are Randy Moss and Ted Ginn; injured are Manningham and Michael Crabtree.

Manningham had 42 catches in 12 games before tearing an ACL on December 23.  His inability to suit up for Week One serves as a reminder that not every player recovers from a late-season ACL tear in time to be as good as ever when the next season begins.

The fifth No. 1 wideout from 2012, Kyle Williams, remains in the mix for significant playing time.  First-round receiver A.J. Jenkins remains in danger of being cut.

Manningham can return to practice at any time between Week Six and Week 11.  If/when he does, the 49ers have three weeks to add him to the active roster, or to shut him down for the season.

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18 Responses to “Manningham will start the season on the PUP list”
  1. sampsonswag01 says: Aug 18, 2013 3:41 PM

    “First-round receiver A.J. Jenkins remains in danger of being cut.”

    Incorrect.

    He’ll be traded to the Chargers before the season opens or he’ll be placed on the PS where another team will pick him up and take his salary. Win-win.

  2. FlashPatterson says: Aug 18, 2013 3:43 PM

    The curse of Alex Smith. Kapaernick gets hurt by week 5.

  3. classyjacklambert says: Aug 18, 2013 3:46 PM

    Is it just me or does there seem to be way more injuries than there was before Goodell came in with all these player safety reforms?

  4. sampsonswag01 says: Aug 18, 2013 3:52 PM

    Seriously, people. Everyone knew Manningham wasn’t going to be in until mid-season. This is no surprise.

  5. decon49 says: Aug 18, 2013 3:54 PM

    good thing they’re a running team

  6. comatrip1 says: Aug 18, 2013 3:55 PM

    Remember when you slammed Cleveland and said you wouldn’t come here in free agency? Thank you.

  7. bcgreg says: Aug 18, 2013 3:56 PM

    It’s like hockey. The suits try to legislate safety instead of letting the players take care of it on the field.

  8. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 18, 2013 3:59 PM

    Incorrect.

    He’ll be traded to the Chargers before the season opens or he’ll be placed on the PS where another team will pick him up and take his salary. Win-win.
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    The 49ers would have to pay them to dump that worthless sack on their roster.

  9. nananatman says: Aug 18, 2013 4:01 PM

    Yeah loads of ACL injuries in hockey. Tons. Lucky every butterfly goalie in the league should have peg-legs. There were more injuries due to cuts from skates.

  10. tundratommy says: Aug 18, 2013 4:43 PM

    “His inability to suit up for Week One serves as a reminder that not every player recovers from a late-season ACL tear in time to be as good as ever when the next season begins.”

    He should have “prescribed” to PED-erson’s rehab program.

  11. beaublanco says: Aug 18, 2013 4:52 PM

    Too much guaranteed money to cut Jenkins. If he’s not traded, he’ll stick around at least this season. All that said it’s too early to call. He’s only getting reps with Tolzien and McCoy who have both been terrible.

  12. beaublanco says: Aug 18, 2013 4:55 PM

    @classyjacklambert – The culture has changed. Where players would stay on the field after “getting their bell rung”, now they sit out with concussion precautions.

  13. sisqsage says: Aug 18, 2013 5:27 PM

    There’s no such thing as a “Win-Win” with A.J. Jenkins.

    So far it’s just been “Lose-Lose.”

  14. jayniner says: Aug 18, 2013 5:39 PM

    This is not good.

    It looked like Boldin, Manningham and Davis would be the stable of receivers starting with only the need to fill in 1 or 2 more receiver slots with Williams, Jenkins(if he can hold onto the ball), Lockette, Collie, Patton, etc..

    “Any Given Sunday” will bring all new meaning to the Niners through the first 1/3 of the season…

  15. sampsonswag01 says: Aug 18, 2013 5:49 PM

    beaublanco says:
    Aug 18, 2013 4:52 PM
    Too much guaranteed money to cut Jenkins. If he’s not traded, he’ll stick around at least this season. All that said it’s too early to call. He’s only getting reps with Tolzien and McCoy who have both been terrible.

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    Incorrect. IF he isn’t traded he’ll be placed on the PS where other teams will be able to pick him up which would relinquish them of his contract.

    People just don’t get how bad Jenkins is. He isn’t Rashaun Woods……he’s worse than Rashaun Woods. He’s getting reps with the 2’s because the coaches don’t trust him and they know he’s a liability.

  16. allen227 says: Aug 18, 2013 9:57 PM

    Wow… He’ll still get that contract though. It baffles me at the difference in some of these athletes. For example, Peyton manning, Wes Welker, Austin collie and Big Ben. Those guys come back from injuries sooner and contribute. Guess we know why.

  17. 64post says: Aug 18, 2013 10:44 PM

    Some how the subject gets changed from Manningham to Jenkins…. Forget about AJ already.

  18. ptownbearsfan420 says: Aug 18, 2013 11:40 PM

    Call Randy back.. We all know that stint on tv isn’t going to pan out. Or hey I hear T.O. is up for the job. Get ya popco’n ready ;)

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