A.J. Jenkins Fantasy News
Michael Crabtree has a torn Achilles
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 1:58pm
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles tendon during organized team activities Tuesday and will soon undergo what could be season-ending surgery, a person informed of the injury told USA TODAY Sports.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the 49ers haven't commented on the injury, which used to be an automatic season-ender but has since become one that can sometimes be rehabbed in a matter of months -- as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers did last year.
Both players tore the tendon in the spring and returned to the field after starting the year on the physically unable to perform list.
Crabtree will miss a minimum of six months which means 2013 will be something of a lost season for him. It's a huge blow to the 49ers passing game and especially Colin Kaepernick. Anquan Boldin, Mario Manningham, A.J. Jenkins and Kyle Williams figure to split up his snaps and targets. Rookie Quinton Patton may be in the mix as well. The 49ers could also rely on Vernon Davis more heavily, though that's no sure thing given his history of erratic targets.
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Friday, May 17, 2013, 5:31pm
Second year WR A.J. Jenkins spent six weeks with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and fellow wideout Ricardo Lockette in Atlanta where they concentrated on strength and speed training. It remains to be seen whether that work will translate to the field, but recent photos of Jenkins show a more bulked-up receiver, and the reports from Atlanta were positive as well.
Said Lockette: "I think A.J. will definitely surprise a lot of people this year. Last year, he took it as a building year. This year from what I've seen so far, it's night and day. I expect big things out of him. He expects big things out of himself, and Kap expects big things out of him. I think Niner nation and the Niner empire will be proud of what A.J. Jenkins brings to the field this year."
Said Aaron Roberts of CES Performance, which is where the group of 49ers trained: "From what we heard, (Jenkins) was not a real big weight room guy coming in, but he did a great job. He definitely showed progress."
The 49ers' starting receivers promise to be Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. The third receiver spot, however, is wide open. Two of the veteran frontrunners, Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham, are coming off of ACL injuries, and neither is expected to be full participants in the OTA sessions that begin next week.
Manningham figures to be the favorite if his knee is ready. Jenkins will be in the mix as well.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 12:12pm
49ers WR A.J. Jenkins today said that wants to return next season as "a totally different player" and that he planned to work out with buddy Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta where he trained before the draft.
"Obviously, I want to contribute a lot more than I have been," Jenkins said. "So I'm going to make that happen and come back bigger, faster, stronger. "
Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 12:54pm
Sunday, December 23, 2012, 7:10pm
Manningham, Jacobs OUT for 49ers, Jenkins, James ACTIVE
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 2:41pm
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 10:00am
"Yes, I've seen progress from A.J.," Harbaugh said. "He's been on his assignments. He's executed well when he's been out there. He's given great effort and football rewards that effort."
Alex Smith active, Colin Kaepernick to start for 49ers
Sunday, November 25, 2012, 3:01pm
Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:16pm
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:10pm
Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:24pm
WR Mario Manningham returns to action after being inactive last week.
Brandon Jacobs IN, Mario Manningham OUT for TNF
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:24pm
We wouldn't expect much from Brandon Jacobs in his first game back, though it's possible that he gets a goal line carry or two as a reward for his patience this season. He is buried on the depth chart behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter. Meanwhile, with Manningham out, Kyle Williams and Randy Moss figure to get more snaps. Williams played more in the Week 6, but the two players were very close in snaps in Week 5. Neither player is anything more than a desperation start.
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:04pm
Brandon Jacobs inactive for 49ers
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 3:03pm
Sunday, September 16, 2012, 7:11pm