Quinton Patton comes off 49ers injury report


The 49ers spent most of the season scrambling to find enough wide receivers to fill out their roster, which makes it a bit funny to see that they may wind up with too many receivers for the available spots as the year winds down.

Mario Manningham returned from his knee injury last month and Michael Crabtree returned from his Achilles injury last week to give the unit a much needed shot in the arm. Now rookie Quinton Patton is practicing in full and totally off the injury report with the broken foot that kept him sidelined from Week Four until Wednesday.

Patton had one catch in the first four weeks, but the team thought enough of his ability to keep him on the 53-man roster until he’s healthy. Now they’ve just got to find space for him in the roster. Anquan Boldin joined Crabtree and Manningham in the lineup last week with Jon Baldwin inactive alongside Patton. Wide receiver Kassim Osgood was active, but he’s a special teamer and rarely sees offensive snaps.

He’s not likely to come out of the lineup, so the 49ers would have to find a player at another position to deactivate to find room for Patton on Sunday. Injuries to tackle Joe Staley and guard Mike Iupati could keep them off the field this week, which may provide a solution if the 49ers don’t need to add linemen to the mix for gameday.

5 responses to “Quinton Patton comes off 49ers injury report

  1. No one is full strength this late in the season, but no excuses needed.. The better team that day will win the game. I can’t wait, it should be a good 1. I’m a niner fan but I have a lot of respect for the hawks. Yall have a hell of a team up north. See u Sunday, Go 9ners!

  2. These are very closely matched teams, and without the 12th man involved we’ll get a better idea of how close they actually are. The Seahawks might be a little better overall, but I think the Niners may want this win more. Losing probably won’t cost them the playoff slot, because Arizona has to play Seattle as well (in Seattle). But the playoffs are clearly going through Seattle, and the Niners have a real need to let them know they are vulnerable….. because they’ll have the advantage of the 12th man next time we meet.

    Go Niners!

  3. @ninersareyesterdaysnews- I am so sick of hearing about how “only the 9ers” whine and complain. Every coach, player and team as a whole complains about certain calls or missed calls, being fully healthy or not fully healthy. Its the nature of the game. Assuming you’re a hawks fan, I don’t like them at all but do respect what they’ve done this year. You apparently have no respect. So my question to you, why waste your time posting on 9ers blogs at all??

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