Crabtree joins practice after 'specialized warmup'

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Crabtree joins practice after 'specialized warmup'
November 21, 2013, 5:30 pm
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The 49ers will place Michael Crabtree on the 53-man roster no later than Tuesday so he will be eligible to play this season.

SANTA CLARA – Wide receiver Michael Crabtree was not in uniform or wearing pads while his 49ers teammates were going through individual drills at the beginning of practice on Thursday.

But after taking part in a “specialized warmup” with head strength and conditioning coach Mark Uyeyama, Crabtree participated in at least a portion of practice, a 49ers spokesman said.

Crabtree remains on the reserve/physicailly-unable-to-perform list as he rehabs his surgically repaired right Achilles tendon. The 49ers will place Crabtree on the 53-man roster no later than Tuesday so he will be eligible to play this season.

[RELATED: Kaepernick not keeping tabs on Crabtree]

Crabtree was not included in the team’s Thursday injury report, which must be submitted to the NFL following practice, because it applies only to players on the 53-man roster.


Cornerback Tarell Brown (ribs) and guard Mike Iupati (knee) did not practice Thursday and are not expected to be available for Monday’s game against Washington.

[RELATED: Harbaugh says Brown did not sustain season-ending injury]

Defensive linemen Ray McDonald and Justin Smith did not practice. McDonald is expected to miss his second consecutive game with a high-ankle sprain, while Smith’s routine this season has typically consisted of one day off.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was moving gingerly after the 49ers’ 23-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints, was on the injury report with an unspecified back condition. Kaepernick took part in full practice.

49ers practice report
Thursday
Out (definitely will not play)
WR Quinton Patton (foot)
Did not practice
CB Tarell Brown (ribs), TE Garrett Celek (hamstring), G Mike Iupati (knee), DT Ray McDonald (ankle), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)
Limited participation
WR Mario Manningham (knee), LB Dan Skuta (foot)
Full participation
DT Quinton Dial (ankle), RB Frank Gore (ankle), QB Colin Kaepernick (back)

Washington practice report
Thursday
Did not participate in practice
DE Stephen Bowen (knee), TE Jordan Reed (concussion)
Limited participation
S Jose Gumbs (ankle), CB Josh Wilson (toe), RB Darrel Young (hamstring)
Full participation
CB E.J. Biggers (knee)