The San Francisco 49ers have another reason to celebrate after a 27-6 victory against the Washington Redskins on Monday.
After the game, 49ers coach John Harbaugh told reporters he expected receiver Michael Crabtree to make his season debut against the against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Crabtree has been out of commission since tearing his right Achilles on May 21.
“Crabtree’s coming back (this) week, and hopefully, we get a few other guys back,” Harbaugh told The Sacramento Bee after the win. “Because we need them all.”
Crabtree returned to practice three weeks ago, but has not been taken off the physically unable to perform list. That transaction is expected to occur on Tuesday.
The addition of Crabtree will give quarterback Colin Kaepernick a lethal weapon in the passing game.
Crabtree had 85 receptions for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns last season. He had 20 receptions for 285 yards and three touchdowns in the postseason. The 49ers have relied on Anquan Boldin, who leads the team with 52 catches and 724 yards along with five touchdowns, while tight end Vernon Davis has 38 receptions for 623 yards and nine touchdowns (team high). No other 49ers receiver has caught a touchdown pass this season.
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