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Crabtree ticketed by Raider-fan cop, misses flight

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Crabtree ticketed by Raider-fan cop, misses flight

The 49ers have a rare six days off to enjoy going into their bye week, but things haven't started great for receiver Michael Crabtree.

Crabtree was pulled over Tuesday evening before 5 p.m., Redwood City CHP public relations officer Scott Niemeth told CSNBayArea.com.

Crabtree was driving his Chevrolet Tahoe Suburban 85 miles per hour -- 20 mph above the limit of 65 -- going northbound on I-280, south of State Route 92.

A citation was issued, and Crabtree must pay the requisite fine or appear in court by early December.

Niemeth said the stop took 25-30 minutes, longer than a normal traffic stop for a number of reasons. Crabtree, a Texas native, has not properly registered his car in California. There were also complications with his license, which spans both states.

Crabtree was given no preferential treatment for being a public figure; the stop was conducted under customary CHP protocol. Indeed, it did not even come up that Crabtree was employed by the San Francisco 49ers until 20 minutes or so into the stop, at which point the officer admitted he might not have recognized Crabtree because he was a Raiders fan.

The officer described Crabtree as polite throughout their interaction.

Crabtree made the news of his traffic stop public when he tweeted twice Tuesday evening after 5 p.m.

Shanahan: Eric Reid will miss at least one game with knee injury

Shanahan: Eric Reid will miss at least one game with knee injury

Safety Eric Reid will miss at least one game with a left knee sprain, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said during a conference call on Monday.

Shanahan said Reid will definitely miss the 49ers’ game Thursday night against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium. The injury is likely to keep Reid out of action for more than just one game, Shanahan said.

Reid was forced to leave Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks on three separate occasions. The first time he left the game in the second quarter with a non-contact injury. Shanahan said the injury is to Reid’s posterior cruciate ligament. The injury will not require surgery, Shanahan said.

The 49ers are not sure on the status of safety Jaquiski Tartt for Thursday's game. Shanahan said Tartt is questionable with a neck injury.

“I know he was hurting today," Shanahan said. "We’ll see how he is when he comes in tomorrow."

Tartt and Reid have started both games. Jimmie Ward returned to action on Sunday after missing all of training camp with a hamstring injury. Rookies Lorenzo Jerome and Adrian Colbert are the only other safeties on the 49ers' roster.

Ahead of game vs Rams, 49ers sign ex-LA tackle to practice squad

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Ahead of game vs Rams, 49ers sign ex-LA tackle to practice squad

The 49ers have a short week as they get set to host the Rams on Thursday night.

To help with scouting, the 49ers signed tackle Pace Murphy to their practice squad on Monday. Murphy was waived by the Rams on Sept. 2.