Recommendation: Meanwhile, ESPN's Adam Schefter notes that Crabtree is undergoing additional tests to confirm the injury. We'll await verification of the report, but assuming Crabtree's Achilles' is torn as feared, then he would be in line to miss most, if not all, of the coming season. While the 49ers could seek veteran help in the wake of this development, young receivers A.J. Jenkins and Quinton Patton could well be called upon to help fill the void.
Advice: The 25-year-old Crabtree, the team's 10th overall pick in the 2009 draft out of Texas Tech, had career highs last season with 85 receptions for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns for the NFC champion Niners, who lost 34-31 to the Ravens in the Super Bowl.