49ers offensive review vs. Jets: Wide receivers, tight ends

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49ers offensive review vs. Jets: Wide receivers, tight ends

EDITOR'S NOTE: Matt Maiocco's offensive player-by-player review vs. Jets will be broken up by position. Stay logged on to CSNBayArea.com throughout the day for the breakdown on each position group.

Wide receivers

10-Kyle Williams: He played 22 snaps and was on the field any time the 49ers went with three wideouts. He also returned the opening kickoff 25 yards. Williams did not see any passes go his way, but he took a pitch from Smith on an option play and gained nine yards.

15-Michael Crabtree: He started and played 40 snaps in the game. He was targeted seven times, not including a deep throw on the first play of the game on a double move. when Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson was called for a 14-yard pass interference penalty.

Crabtree caught a season-low two passes for 15 yards. There were a couple plays on which Jets corners jumped the route on incomplete passes. Crabtree got wide open deep against Wilson but Smith overshot him.

He was re-routed briefly by Wilson, who made a legal chuck at five yards, and then settled into an opening where Smith found him for a 12-yard gain late in the first half to get Akers in position for 36-yard FG as time expired.

17-A.J. Jenkins: He was inactive (coaches' decision).

19-Ted Ginn: He returned to action after missing the first three games with an ankle sprain. He played eight snaps on offense, and gained seven yards on an end around. He also averaged 10.0 yards on four punt returns.

82-Mario Manningham: He played 32 snaps and finished with a team-high three receptions for 47 yards. He was matched against safety LaRon Landry and ran a deep corner route for 26 yards on a first-and-20 in the first quarter.

He took a short pitch on an end-around (after a fake fly sweep to Ginn), slipped through a tackle attempt of defensive end Mike DeVito and picked up 28 yards to key the 49ers' first TD drive.

84-Randy Moss: He played 22 snaps and saw just one pass go his way. Moss was triple-covered deep on an incomplete deep throw from Kaepernick. . . . As a blocker, he held up Cromartie long enough wide on the left side for Hunter to gain 13 yards before Cromartie could make the tackle.

Tight ends

46-Delanie Walker: Walker added running back to his resume, as he was available on a couple option plays with Kaepernick at quarterback. He did not have any rushing attempts, but he caught two passes for 31 yards. Again, though, he made a big contribution as a blocker.

He was called for a false start early in the second quarter that turned a third-and-1 at the Jets' 2 into a third-and-6 at the seven.

Got a good piece of linebacker Scott on Kaepernick's 7-yard TD run. . . Got block on linebacker David Harris to enable Manningham to take short pass and turn it into a 12-yard gain in the third quarter.

He caught a 25-yard pass on a deep corner route to help set up the 49ers' second touchdown. . . Made good initial block on defensive end Quinton Coples as Gore scored on his side on a fourth-and-1 in the third quarter.

81-Garrett Celek: The undrafted rookie from Michigan State saw his first NFL action with 14 snaps from scrimmage. He handled Coples on a Gore run play that went for four yards.

83-Demarcus Dobbs: He did not play on offense, but saw four snaps on defense and 25 on special teams.

85-Vernon Davis: He played 61 snaps, and finished with two catches for 28 yards. . . Made key block on outside linebacker Calvin Pace on Manningham's 28-run run.

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Former 49ers OL/DE Clay Matthews Sr dies at 88 years old

Former 49ers OL/DE Clay Matthews Sr dies at 88 years old

Former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman/defensive end Clay Matthews Sr. passed away on Thursday, March 23rd at the age of 88. 

Matthews originally entered the NFL as a 25th round (247th overall) draft choice by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1949 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons with San Francisco (1950, 1953-55), appearing in 45 games and registering one interception. After spending his rookie season of 1950 with the 49ers, he went on to spend two years (1951-52) in the United States Army where he served in the Korean War.

A native of Charleston, SC, Matthews attended Georgia Tech where he played guard, tackle and end while earning All-Southeastern Conference honors in 1948. In 1949, Matthews was the All-Southeastern Conference heavyweight wrestling and boxing champion at Georgia Tech.

Matthews was the first of three generations to play in the National Football League. His two oldest sons, Bruce and Clay Jr., each spent 19 seasons in the NFL. Originally selected by the Houston Oilers in the first round (9th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft, Bruce was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 after 14 Pro Bowl and seven First-Team All-Pro selections. Clay Jr. was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 1st round (12th overall) in the 1978 draft and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

Three of Bruce’s sons, Jake, Kevin and Mike, and two of Clay Jr.’s sons, Clay III and Casey, either have spent time or currently play in the NFL. Clay III is currently a member of the Green Bay Packers and a six-time Pro Bowl selection at linebacker while Jake is currently an offensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons after being selected in the first round (6th overall) by the team in 2014. 

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After signing with Giants, Draughn pens long thank you to 49ers

After signing with Giants, Draughn pens long thank you to 49ers

Shaun Draughn is now a member of the New York Giants, but he won't ever forget his brief stint with the 49ers. The running back posted a long thank you to the organization and its fans on Thursday:

"I want to say thank you to the @49ers for giving my family and I a place to call home, a chance to be apart of an organization with rich history, class and a passion for family and community," Draughn posted on Instagram. "You guys gave me my first EVER NFL start on November 8,2015 and I will cherish that moment and milestone forever.

"Thank you to all the support staff, cooks(man Ima miss those crispies in the morning lol Travis and the fellas) , custodians (my man Joe keep planting those spiritual seeds my brotha), equipment (Doc, Steve, Gilby, and the crew) trainers( Ferg, ryan, Laura) pastor Earl thank you so much for your time and pouring into us spiritually. Coaches(coach Tom Rathman thank you for having a high standard for your players and forcing me to get better at my craft) and to the Niner Faithful you guys are great and very passionate about your team you made this a great experience as well!! To my teammates I love y'all like brothas and thank you for welcoming me in with open arms and making it a pleasure to go to war with y'all no matter the record!!"

Draughn, 29, averaged 3.1 yards per carry over two seasons with the 49ers, totaling 459 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. 

I want to say thank you to the @49ers for giving my family and I a place to call home, a chance to be apart of an organization with rich history, class and a passion for family and community. You guys gave me my first EVER NFL start on November 8,2015 and I will cherish that moment and milestone forever. Thank you to all the support staff, cooks(man Ima miss those crispies in the morning lol Travis and the fellas) , custodians (my man Joe keep planting those spiritual seeds my brotha), equipment (Doc, Steve, Gilby, and the crew) trainers( Ferg, ryan, Laura) pastor Earl thank you so much for your time and pouring into us spiritually. Coaches(coach Tom Rathman thank you for having a high standard for your players and forcing me to get better at my craft) and to the Niner Faithful you guys are great and very passionate about your team you made this a great experience as well!! To my teammates I love y'all like brothas and thank you for welcoming me in with open arms and making it a pleasure to go to war with y'all no matter the record!! To the @nygiants I want to say thank you for allowing me to be apart of such a first class organization!! I am excited to go to work in the quest for #5 and to the Fans I can assure you, you will get my ABSOLUTE best and nothing less, put a stamp on it‼️‼️ thank you God for ALWAYS making a way!! #Proverbs3:5-6 #BigBlue #GMen

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