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Michael Crabtree returns to limited duty in practice for 49ers


It’s been two weeks since Michael Crabtree was last able to participate in practice for the San Francisco 49ers.

Crabtree is improving and managed to get his feet wet once again on Wednesday in some light drills.

According to Matt Maiocco of, Crabtree suited up for practice and took part in some half-speed drills with cornerback Tramaine Brock.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Crabtree was “working through something” but declined to elaborate when initially asked about the injury.

Crabtree is obviously getting close to being able to get back into full duty for the 49ers. There certainly isn’t a rush.

Crabtree missed 11 games due to injury last season, but posted 85 catches for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns in 2012. All were career highs. The 49ers passing offense struggled in Crabtree’s absence last season. Ultimately, he just needs to be ready to go by September 7 and San Francisco’s season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

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13 Responses to “Michael Crabtree returns to limited duty in practice for 49ers”
  1. goldbloodedindfw says: Aug 14, 2014 2:27 AM

    The since 2012th man will inevitably be on here calling Crab mediocre. They think it makes them sound cool to parrot Dick Sherman. But I guess if Crabtree is mediocre than their receivers are downright terrible since none of them can muster a thousand yard season to save their lives.

  2. garyridgway says: Aug 14, 2014 2:28 AM

    Mediocre receiver.

  3. brokebackbrees says: Aug 14, 2014 2:30 AM

    Might as well let him sit week 1. Not like Dallas stands a chance. Throw 3rd stringer in and he will probably have a 200 yard 3 TD game against that putrid defense.

  4. wallypecans says: Aug 14, 2014 2:49 AM

    Crab could be injured and still go for 6/150/2 against the atrocity that will be thrown on the field against the 49ers offense Week 1.

  5. twmp420 says: Aug 14, 2014 3:15 AM

    49ers fan here.

    crab don’t do pre season

    and no i am not happy about it

  6. folkcrusader says: Aug 14, 2014 5:19 AM

    Light hammy injury.

  7. goldbloodedpodcast says: Aug 14, 2014 7:02 AM

    Kaepernick is a different QB when Crabtree is on the field. Take Jimmy Graham away from Brees… Yeah it might still work, just not NEARLY as well.

  8. ctiggs says: Aug 14, 2014 7:52 AM


  9. RegisHawk says: Aug 14, 2014 9:45 AM

    By all means, get 3 more Crabtrees on your team…he has failed to score on the Seahawks his entire career.

    Who’s got it better than you?
    2011 Giants
    2012 Ravens
    2013 Seahawks

  10. suckafree9rs415 says: Aug 14, 2014 10:35 AM

    Sherman was correct, Crab’s achilles was mediocre in the championship game….full strength this year though.

  11. releasetheharvin says: Aug 14, 2014 2:58 PM

    Hope he gets well. We want you at full strength on Thanksgiving.
    It’s gonna be epic.

  12. pnwl4a says: Aug 14, 2014 3:13 PM

    uh ya.. 49ers still suck

  13. brooklynniner19 says: Aug 15, 2014 11:53 AM

    It pisses me off that Crab doesn’t work as hard as he should in Preseason! He is always “injured” and Jim Harbaugh needs to stop babying his a$$. The difference between Dez Bryant and Crabtree is Dez loves to practice, and goes hard in preseason. Thats why Dez has the edge over Crabtree as top WR. smh

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