The 49ers offense had its best night in a while in Washington on Monday and they’ll get some help from a long-absent friend in their effort to keep things rolling against the Rams in Week 13.
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree will be activated from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday, the final day of the three-week window that opened when he began practicing. The 49ers could activate him even if he’s not ready to play just to avoid losing any chance of him playing this season, but coach Jim Harbaugh said after Monday’s win that the team expects Crabtree on the field when they face St. Louis.
“I anticipate that he’s going to come back this week,” Harbaugh said, via the San Francisco Chronicle.
Crabtree had 46 catches for 665 yards and six touchdowns in seven regular season games with Colin Kaepernick last season and added 20 catches for 285 yards and three touchdowns in the playoffs. Getting that kind of production again this season would make for a big improvement in a passing game that’s been a disappointment for much of this season.