August 10, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams (10) on the punt return against the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Williams Activated, Tarell Brown's Salary Deduction

A sight for sore eyes for San Francisco 49ers fans…a wide receiver’s health is improving.

Well, besides the fact that Michael Crabtree’s rehab “looks great,” Kyle Williams will be back on the field after being activated from the physically unable to perform list on Thursday.

Williams suffered a torn ACL while blocking a Saints’ defender on a Kendall Hunter run last November.

Williams, who took plenty of criticism for muffing two punts in the NFC Championship game two seasons ago, was rebounding quite nicely last year. He caught 14 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown, and was ironically one of the Niners’ best kickoff and punt returners.

He will now be able to participate in training camp.

“We have depth, contrary to what people may believe,” Williams told the media when asked about how the 49ers would make up for the loss of Crabtree, who looks to be out for much of next season with a torn Achilles.


Cornerback Tarell Brown lost $2 million because he didn’t show up for offseason workouts, according to Yahoo! Sports. Brown has a clause in his contract that mandates for him to participate in the workouts.

As a result, his salary for the 2013-2014 season drops from $2.925 million to $925,000. Quite a substantial loss.

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