September 18, 2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Mike Singletary is sticking to the company line: San Francisco's coach remains focused on the players who are in camp for the 49ers and isn't busy worrying when top draft pick Michael Crabtree will finally show up for his first practice.
With one week of training camp already complete, each day the standout receiver misses puts him further behind learning a new offense and becoming familiar with his teammates.
The Niners' receiving corps took another hit to its depth chart Friday with the loss of Brandon Jones for eight weeks because of a small fracture in his right shoulder. Jones was injured during Thursday's late practice trying to make a diving catch while all alone in the end zone during 7-on-7 work.