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49ers place Mario Manningham on injured reserve

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The 49ers offense has found some stronger footing during the team’s five-game winning streak, but they’ll have to keep it going without wide receiver Mario Manningham.

Manningham was placed on injured reserve Friday, shortly after coach Jim Harbaugh announced that he would miss the season finale against the Cardinals. Harbaugh said, via Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group, that Manningham would consult with doctors about his knee and “do what’s in best interest of his career.”

Manningham started the year on the PUP list because of a torn ACL suffered near the end of the 2012 season. Manningham played in six games, made three starts and caught nine passes for 85 yards. Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin will remain the top two receivers for San Francisco with Jon Baldwin and Quinton Patton behind them on the depth chart.

That will be the receiving group trying to get the 49ers a win they could use to vault to a division title if the Rams can beat the Seahawks on Sunday.

 

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32 Responses to “49ers place Mario Manningham on injured reserve”
  1. heyguru1969 says: Dec 27, 2013 4:31 PM

    That’s a tough break, but with Crabtree back they finally have a legit #1 and #2 to go along with Vernon Davis. There are some talkers out there, but NOBODY wants to face Kaep & Company come playoff time.

  2. arwiv says: Dec 27, 2013 4:36 PM

    If nicks does in fact leave, I wouldn’t be surprised to see manningham back with his real team next year.

    Also, the niners, while obviously still a good team, are not winning the superbowl this year. Their window was 2011 and 2012. Its the NFL guys….unless your the pats, or get lucky as hell like the giants, your window for success opens and shuts very quickly.

  3. 12thmangohawks says: Dec 27, 2013 4:38 PM

    Bring on the whiners. Them and their fans suck.

  4. nfl4days says: Dec 27, 2013 4:40 PM

    It may be best just for Mario to retire. Nobody is gonna pay him a big money contract any time soon and he’s already won a SB. Not like he’s playing for the HOF or anything. If I were him I would walk away and begin the second phase of my life rather than risk being able to walk in the next 20 years.

  5. meatcarroll says: Dec 27, 2013 4:41 PM

    What a terrible signing.

  6. RavenzGunnerz says: Dec 27, 2013 4:47 PM

    Russell Wilson on the verge of NFC West & NFC no. 1 seed with no name receivers…

    Surely Kaep must prove himself with beasts like Boldin, Vernon and Crabtree?

  7. shlort says: Dec 27, 2013 4:48 PM

    “There are some talkers out there, but NOBODY wants to face Kaep & Company come playoff time.”

    Kaepernick is not what teams fear. It is Gore and the Niners D that other teams prepare for. Kaepernick is basically a sub par, Michael Vick clone. When Kaepernick starts thinking about something other than running after the first read, he will be just like Vick is now. On the bench somewhere because he tosses picks and gets sacked a lot which causes fumbles.

  8. chawk12thman says: Dec 27, 2013 4:52 PM

    Sorry to hear………. NFC West needs to remain on top of the NFC/NFL for the next 5 years, plus to keep this years’ buzz going.

  9. logicalvoiceseys says: Dec 27, 2013 4:55 PM

    Not a big loss, he wasn’t around for the playoffs last year either.

    #redskinssuck

  10. jayniner says: Dec 27, 2013 5:11 PM

    A possible trade? Manningham for Nicks?

  11. jonbeck316 says: Dec 27, 2013 5:16 PM

    The 49ers should’ve signed his brother Luigi Manningham instead.

  12. smitty113 says: Dec 27, 2013 5:18 PM

    Kaep is a 1 read QB. It doesn’t matter who else is running routes if the primary read is covered.

  13. joey49er says: Dec 27, 2013 5:27 PM

    Do u really want to brag on Russell Wilson lol
    ur defense had 4 ints and u lose!!!!!! that’s some funny stuff right there lol……..49ers just beat u guys!!!! cant wait till the 49ers go up to seattle and spank seattle!!!!!!ooopppps that’s if u beat the rams!!!!!!! u might just have to go to san fran!@!!!!!lmao

  14. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 27, 2013 5:27 PM

    heyguru1969 says:
    Dec 27, 2013 4:31 PM
    That’s a tough break, but with Crabtree back they finally have a legit #1 and #2 to go along with Vernon Davis. There are some talkers out there, but NOBODY wants to face Kaep & Company come playoff time.
    ******
    The, ‘nobody wants to face’ X team is said every year about different teams.

    Hot teams get knocked off as often as cold teams make a run in the playoffs.

    The past 8-10 years have shown the playoffs to be a crap shoot. The best, or one of the best, teams in the regular season doesn’t always win or make it to the SB. It’s about who gets hot at the right time, regardless of how a team finishes the regular season.

    The Ravens lost 4 of their last 5 regular season games in 2012. A 6th seed Steelers won after the 2005 season. NY Giants won two SB’s after finishing season at 9-7 and 10-6.

    As a Seahawk fan I sure want them to win out. They have a great nucleus of talent and can get the job done. But, if they don’t, and as much as I don’t like the 9ers, I’d rather the SB trophy be in the NFC West than any other division. Mainly just to tick off the east coasters.

  15. seatownballers says: Dec 27, 2013 5:28 PM

    No mammogram no harvin. Playoffs are gonna be a battle in Seattle ! See ya there

  16. supremekingz says: Dec 27, 2013 5:29 PM

    Good receiver, just unfortunate injuries. Hopefully Baldwin can step up. Kasim Osgood made a big play last week

  17. themagicalrighttestical says: Dec 27, 2013 5:31 PM

    RavenzGunnerz says:
    Dec 27, 2013 4:47 PM
    Russell Wilson on the verge of NFC West & NFC no. 1 seed with no name receivers…

    And Tom Brady has ALREADY clinched the AFC east with no name receivers, and no defense.

    Defiantly the most VALUBLE player to his team in the leauge

  18. macdaddyspeed says: Dec 27, 2013 5:33 PM

    this means the Seahawks will respond by placing Percy Harvin in IR. GO HAWKS!!!

  19. goniners49 says: Dec 27, 2013 5:44 PM

    12thmangohawks says:
    Dec 27, 2013 4:38 PM
    Bring on the whiners. Them and their fans suck.

    ………………………

    Whiners? Fans from 31 teams had to endure a lot of whining from the Shehawk fanbase after their loss to the Cardinals last week.

  20. sisqsage says: Dec 27, 2013 5:51 PM

    MM was not a factor this year at all because of his lengthy rehab. This move just confirms he was not never close to being 100 percent. Has no bearing on anything, really.

    Crabtree will be a huge factor, just like last year, in the playoffs. Kap loves him and we have all seen Boldin is a beast. Also opens up a role for the rookie Patton, who has some skills and will be a key WR in the future.
    MM was going to be a non-factor even if he were healthy.

    If teams double up on the WRs, it just opens up Vernon, the fastest TE in the league.

    Kap is the key. Just has to realize he has plenty of people around him (Frank Gore anyone???) and he just has to deliver the ball to the open guy and read the defense properly, like in last year’s playoffs. Somebody’s going to be wide open.

  21. mainstreamsux says: Dec 27, 2013 5:54 PM

    Cut him, he sucks, and is always hurt.

    Sure are a lot seaturds fans talking mierda here. For a team, and fans, who have done JACK SH!T in their pathetic history, they sure are loud. If they’d paid attention last Monday Night, they would have witnessed what a REAL football team looks like, with REAL history, with a winning TRADITION. Seriously? Largent? That’s all you’ve got.

  22. its12oclock says: Dec 27, 2013 5:54 PM

    I’m sure 49er fans will blame a loss against AZ as not having Manningham, just as they did with Crabtree. Even though both of them combined are about half as explosive as Percy.

    The problem in SF isn’t hurt receivers…it’s the fact your qb isn’t good

  23. thegreatsantini56 says: Dec 27, 2013 5:57 PM

    Roomo just had surgery today. Football is a very tough game mentally, emotionally, and physically. I’m a Panthers fan, and I think of Thomas Davis, who had 3 ACL surgeries in about 27 months. Now for those of you who do not know of him, GOOGLE him. Davis should have at least been considered For “Come-Back Player of the Year” last year, but he had some stiff competition. If Mario wants to play, get healthy, stay focused, and KEEP POUNDING!

  24. its12oclock says: Dec 27, 2013 6:08 PM

    uru1969 says:Dec 27, 2013 4:31 PM

    That’s a tough break, but with Crabtree back they finally have a legit #1 and #2 to go along with Vernon Davis. There are some talkers out there, but NOBODY wants to face Kaep & Company come playoff time.

    I don’t think seattle has a problem playing them.

  25. dbones750 says: Dec 27, 2013 6:14 PM

    Come back home to ny for the minimum!

  26. namaths5thofwhiskey says: Dec 27, 2013 6:50 PM

    Giants won.

  27. osiris33 says: Dec 27, 2013 7:21 PM

    Yeah, I’m sure the Seahawks got chills of fear watching the Falcons run up and down the field on Monday night.

  28. ripster65 says: Dec 27, 2013 7:58 PM

    No shocker…prolly need to get rid of him. He hasn’t contributed as expected but at least he’s injured all the time! Doesn’t seem like he’s been worth the wait, several times now.

  29. omeimontis says: Dec 27, 2013 8:33 PM

    You can tell he wasn’t 100% because he has not made many catches. It is a minor setback but hopefully Patton and Baldwin can take up the slack.

  30. bobbyvang says: Dec 27, 2013 10:40 PM

    Drafting AJ Jenkins is still hurting the niners till this day. Imagine crabs, bolden and Alshon Jerries on the same team.

  31. adderal says: Dec 28, 2013 1:39 AM

    Unfortunate for Manningham, with the injuries he had an opportunity to earn some money somewhere next year. For SF I don’t know that its a great loss as Kap doesn’t exactly find the 4 option and any play yet and Crabs, Boldin and Davis are as good of a group as you could want heading into the playoffs.

  32. cri33 says: Dec 28, 2013 3:06 PM

    I would be surprised if Manningham even makes the team next year. I expect a good game between SF and Arizona.

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