San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn’t rule out having wide receiver Michael Crabtree in uniform Monday night at Washington.
However, guard Mike Iupati and cornerback Tarell Brown have been ruled out for the game against the Redskins. Iupati injured his knee last Sunday in New Orleans and Brown suffered bruised ribs, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Veteran Adam Snyder is expected to start in place of Iupati at left guard, which will snap a streak of 26 consecutive regular-season games in which San Francisco has started the same five offensive linemen. Brown will be replaced in the lineup by Tramaine Brock, who signed a four-year contract extension on Friday.
Defensive tackle Ray McDonald is questionable with an ankle injury and tight end Garrett Celek is also questionable as he is still nursing the hamstring he injured two weeks ago against Carolina.
Mario Manningham, just back from knee surgery, is also listed as questionable. He had one catch for eight yards last week in New Orleans and played 27 snaps; he was also listed as questionable going into that game.
Crabtree is six months removed from tearing his Achilles’ tendon and Harbaugh said a decision about whether or not to add Crabtree to the active roster would be made within the next 48 hours. However, it would be a shocker if Crabtree were in uniform Monday night.