San Francisco 49ers No. 1 wide receiver Michael Crabtree was able to practice on Friday, and that led to some hope that the 49ers would decide to activate him ahead of today’s huge matchup against the New Orleans Saints. But 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters that he “probably” wouldn’t activate Crabtree, and the Niners have decided to take the prudent route and will not activate him from the PUP list. Crabtree was never expected to be activated this week, but the fact that he was able to practice on Friday led to some more rumblings that he could play.
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Michael Crabtree will not play today, and it sounds like the 49ers are going to wait until next week’s game against the Washington Redskins to activate him. He has to be activated by the 28th of November, otherwise he will revert to the injured reserve list and be lost for the season.
Some 49ers beat writers believe that the team will activate Crabtree after the Redskins game and wait until the December 1st showdown in Week 13 against the rival St. Louis Rams to play Crabtree. It’s an interesting situation, but what we do know is that Crabtree would be a huge help for struggling QB Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers need more weapons for another Super Bowl run, and getting their No. 1 wideout back could be just what the doctor ordered.