Manningham will start the season on the PUP list

AP

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.

18 responses to “Manningham will start the season on the PUP list

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. “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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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