The San Francisco 49ers tried to conserve receiver wide receiver Michael Crabtree this week in the practices before Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Although he was limited, San Fransisco head coach Jim Harbaugh said Crabtree has a role in the 49ers' game plan.
But what is that role?
Crabtree might not start the game, as Joshua Morgan and Ted Ginn have been full participants in practices. Crabtree could be worked into the mix as the third-down slot receiver.
Then, depending on how he looks, Crabtree could see more and more action, along with Morgan, in two-receiver formations.
More evidence as to why Crabtree shouldn't be started this week.