Pro Bowl cornerback Carlos Rogers rates 49ers WR Michael Crabtree's hands up there among the best receivers in the game, comparable to those belonging to Larry Fitzgerald.
Where Rogers has seen a noticeable improvement is with Crabtree's foot speed. Crabtree was healthy for the 49ers' entire offseason program. And it appears the eight practices he missed with a right calf strain was a mere speed bump.
Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said he agrees with Rogers that Crabtree is running much better than a year ago.
"He was playing last year on a bad wheel and battled his way through it," Roman said. "I think he's a lot healthier this year, and he certainly appears to be much quicker and faster. Another year under his belt from an experience standpoint is very important."