Question: Do you anticipate 49ers WR Michael Crabtree making a major contribution this year, i.e. 50 or more catches, 6 or more TDs?
Answer: My crystal ball is a bit murky on this one. After all, Crabtree has yet to run a route at full speed and catch a pass on the 49ers' practice field after undergoing surgery to repair a stress fracture in March.
In speaking with the 49ers this week, his recovery is coming along nicely and he is expected - barring some late setback - to be on the practice field Saturday, Aug. 1, when the 49ers have their first practice of training camp.