SANTA CLARA –- Who’s the 49ers’ third receiver?
“Uh, that’ll be coach’s decision,” 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday during his weekly session with reporters.
And, as coach Jim Harbaugh informed the media on Wednesday, he will not be providing any answers before games, either.
“We’ve gone through the whole training camp process and been very forthcoming on injuries and depth chart, who’s playing where and how they’re going to be used and how they’ve been doing and what we expect them to do on Sunday,” Harbaugh said. “That information flow is getting tightened up. There’s an injury report. And that’s about all we got for you.”
So the coach wants to do his best to not divulge such information as . . .
--Whether the third receiver will be Stevie Johnson, Brandon Lloyd, Bruce Ellington or Quinton Patton on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
--Whether right guard Alex Boone will be activated in time for Sunday’s game to take the place of Joe Looney, who served as the starter during Boone’s holdout.
--Whether right tackle Anthony Davis is healthy enough to play. Davis did not take part in Tuesday's walkthrough nor Wednesday's practice.
--Whether Ellington, a rookie, or incumbent LaMichael James will handle the return duties. James gave a diplomatic answer when told the 49ers’ unofficial depth chart lists Ellington as the top player for both kickoff and punt returns.
“I mean, if it says it on there, that’s what it is,” James said. “It is what it is. Whatever’s going to make the team win, I’m all for it.”