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49ers expecting a bunch of players back at practice soon

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The Seahawks aren’t the only NFC West team hoping for the return of an injured wide receiver from the physically unable to perform list.

The 49ers have two of them, actually. Both Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree are eligible to start practicing next week, although coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that it will be a while before Crabtree’s ready to go after his Achilles surgery. Harbaugh said Crabtree has resumed running and that a mid-November return is possible.

Manningham, however, could be back on the field next week. Harbaugh included him among a list of several players on either the PUP or non-football injury lists that could participate in practice as soon as they are eligible, offering some hope for a passing game that’s been knocked off stride of late.

“I believe they are, next week,” Harbaugh said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “So we’re counting down the days. Been counting down the weeks — and now down to one week — with quite a few guys. Tank Carradine. Quinton Dial. Mario Manningham. Eric Wright. All guys that have the possibility of starting practicing next week. So excited about that.”

Carradine and Dial would be welcome additions on a defensive line that lost Ian Williams for the season and is waiting for results on an MRI of Ray McDonald’s injured bicep. Wright would likely be in the mix for snaps in sub packages at cornerback for the Niners once he’s able to resume practicing.

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19 Responses to “49ers expecting a bunch of players back at practice soon”
  1. dirtysouthniner says: Oct 7, 2013 4:45 PM

    Oh man.. gonna be interesting on defense for us if tank and dial can go. Hope Mario is still super

  2. spicymudbugs says: Oct 7, 2013 4:50 PM

    if you’re waiting on Manningham then you’re in trouble

  3. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 7, 2013 5:04 PM

    I thought Crabtree blew a knee?

  4. aldavis4president says: Oct 7, 2013 5:07 PM

    5 #2 recievers. 9ers should look into josh Gordon or Justin blackmon. Anquon OLDin and Michael crytree ain’t gna ut it come playoff time.

  5. babyjesus69 says: Oct 7, 2013 5:08 PM

    Hey mudbugs

  6. babyjesus69 says: Oct 7, 2013 5:08 PM

    Hey mudbugs
    Being in trouble is an upgrade if you seen what Kaepernick has been working with for wr’s so far.

  7. braceyourselffor12 says: Oct 7, 2013 5:17 PM

    Outstanding, our arsenal has been depleted and adding strength especially to our wide outs is imperative.

    I’m expecting to see Tank Carradine and Marcus Lattimore begin to make an impact starting next season however, which only further reassures the depth we have on our roster. Harbaugh and Baalke have wisely invested in the future.

    GO NINERS!!!!!

  8. serkeljerks says: Oct 7, 2013 5:24 PM

    aldavis4president says:
    Oct 7, 2013 5:07 PM
    5 #2 recievers. 9ers should look into josh Gordon or Justin blackmon. Anquon OLDin and Michael crytree ain’t gna ut it come playoff time.

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    Wow. Really got the creative juices flowing on that one didn’t ya (sarc)! “Oldin”..”Crytree”……weak sauce.

  9. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Oct 7, 2013 5:48 PM

    Niners have an embarrassment of riches waiting in the wings coming of IR – Crabs, Manningham, Aldon etc. But what about their draft picks – guys like Tank Carradine and Lattimore, et al? They’re also going to get 3 out of the first 60 picks of next year’s draft just for starters!

    Seattle’s time is now. They better win the division this year ’cause the Percy trade put them wayyyyy behind for coming years!

  10. asimonetti88 says: Oct 7, 2013 6:14 PM

    aldavis4president says:Oct 7, 2013 5:07 PM

    5 #2 recievers. 9ers should look into josh Gordon or Justin blackmon. Anquon OLDin and Michael crytree ain’t gna ut it come playoff time.
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    Anquan OLDin is 15th in the NFL in receiving yards.

  11. doitbigreggiemckenzie says: Oct 7, 2013 6:16 PM

    How much impact do people really think these receivers will make? They are recovering from major injuries not a stubbed toe. Are they better than Baldwin and Williams? Yea, they will be an upgrade. But that upgrade is going to be minimal and fans are probably going to end up disappointed with their impact. It’s unfair to expect them to ride in and save the day.

  12. serkeljerks says: Oct 7, 2013 6:22 PM

    doitbigreggiemckenzie says:
    Oct 7, 2013 6:16 PM
    How much impact do people really think these receivers will make? They are recovering from major injuries not a stubbed toe. Are they better than Baldwin and Williams? Yea, they will be an upgrade. But that upgrade is going to be minimal and fans are probably going to end up disappointed with their impact. It’s unfair to expect them to ride in and save the day.

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    Completely agree. The most dire one is Crab’s injury. He won’t have “spring” back when he needs it most as a WR until next year. Suggs said that was the one thing missing after he came back from his Achilles injury and his was only a partial not a complete.

    It’s why I see the 49ers pulling the trigger on getting Gordon for a 2nd and LMJ.

  13. adderal says: Oct 7, 2013 6:38 PM

    agreed, anyone remember what Suggs looked like running when he came back. Crabtree will not be the same receiver if when we do see him this year.

  14. hoosyadaddy says: Oct 7, 2013 6:41 PM

    Didn’t the Niners put Crabtree on IR at the beginning of the season taking him out for the entire year? I thought that’s what the news sources were reporting when his injury happened?

  15. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 7, 2013 10:23 PM

    Seahawks 4th youngest team in the league.

    San Fran 8th oldest.

    You need draft picks. Especially since you squander so many.

  16. sfniners4life says: Oct 8, 2013 12:01 AM

    I think the niners need to be then a wr cause it has them going back to power run and wrs squad should be pretty good for playoff run. Still wouldn’t mind Gordon unless we planned on resigning boldin. Gordon offers the deep threat that we could really use though. I would like to see Baldwin take that role but haven’t seen anything to get excited about with him so far.

  17. adderal says: Oct 8, 2013 12:22 AM

    realitycheckbaby

    I’ll give you receivers as they’ve drafted two in my lifetime but the oline drafts, best linebackers in nfl all drafted except brooks. They’ve finished in the top three two years in a row but manage to have the most picks. have a boat load this year too. compared to what went on here for years prior these guys are doing well

  18. bubba9er says: Oct 8, 2013 10:32 AM

    Well, obviously it can’t HURT to get more weapons back! People talk like the season is lost when you are 3-2. We have won 2 games in a row and did so with Aldon and Patrick out too! A win is a win. And getting more players back from injury is never a bad thing. Go 9ers.

  19. willbow5253 says: Oct 8, 2013 10:57 AM

    OLDin and Crytree won’t cut it come the playoffs? You mean the two most productive receivers in last years playoffs that averaged 100 yards and a touchdown per game? Seems to me you could make an argument that OLDin ONLY cuts it during the playoffs.

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