(NEW YORK) — The San Francisco 49ers are getting healthy at the right time. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree is set to make his 2013 debut this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.
“Crabtree’s coming back [this] week, and hopefully, we get a few other guys back,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “Because we need them all.”
Crabtree was the 49ers leading receiver last season. In 2012, Crabtree caught 85 passes for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns, which were all career highs.
Back in May, Crabtree tore his Achilles tendon, and returned to practice back on Nov. 5.
Without Crabtree, the 49ers offense hasn’t resemble what it looked like when they made it to the Super Bowl last season.
This year the 49ers are dead last in the NFL in passing yards per game. Overall, they have the 30th ranked offense in the NFL, but they do have the sixth ranked defense.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire