Posted May 22, 2013

Randy Moss not an option, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says

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49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has no plans to bring back Randy Moss right now. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has no plans to bring back Randy Moss right now. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The San Francisco 49ers lost leading receiver Michael Crabtree to a torn Achilles tendon and would think to be in the market for another receiver.

But head coach Jim Harbaugh says they are set at the position and that includes not bringing back wideout Randy Moss, who spent one season with the team and caught 28 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns in 2012.

“We’re excited for the young receivers that we have,” Harbaugh said when asked about a Moss reunion, via NFL.com. “Really feel that somebody’s going to emerge there because they have to. And competition will create that. And we’ll look forward to watching that.”

MACK: Breaking down the impact of Crabtree’s injury

The team is expecting big things from 2012 first-round pick A.J. Jenkins. They also have Mario Manningham, who is coming back from injury and Anquan Boldin, acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens.

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The top candidate to ascend to a major role is 2012 first-rounder A.J. Jenkins, who has spent the offseason adding muscle and working on his rapport with quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

It’s quite the leap of faith for a player who was redshirted last season, failing to pass Ted Ginn and Kyle Williams on the depth chart.


8 comments
Bottle
Bottle

Baltimore should sign RANDY MOSS. If acknowledged, the truth of the situation is, he's the reason Michael Crabtree had a big season. They totally disrespected him with the lack of targets and had they thrown the ball to him more in the Super Bowl instead of forcing it to Crabtree then expecting him to bail them out with an overthrown telegraphed INT game blower, they probably would've won the game. AND I'M A BALTIMORE FAN

Fearthebeard456
Fearthebeard456

Moss is a total DOG. After watching him for a seaon, I now think TO is a saint comapred to Moss

Miro B
Miro B

They have WR Quinton Patton who has a strong chance to get rookie of the year as a fourth round pick....You'll see...

keithhenig
keithhenig

Mr. Moss - You redeemed your abilities in San Franciso. More importantly, you re-invented yourself as a man. Thanks for stopping in. Niner fans like you and wish you the best success.

mike.russell
mike.russell

It was great having Moss on the 49ers last season.  With a more experienced quarterback his numbers likely would have been higher.  As it was, fans got a charge out of Moss's field presence, and seeing him make crucial plays when the ball did come his way.  Hall of Fame closely at hand.  Personally, I hope he gives it one more season where his skills can be exploited fully, as it looked like, in '12, he still is a valuable player.

Fearthebeard456
Fearthebeard456

@mike.russell Trashed Rice before Superbowl and still layed an egg? Do you even understand Football? Our inexperienced Qb brought us back from 28 points down!