Michael Crabtree (Achilles, PUP) has been cleared to resume practicing.
The 49ers now have a three-week window to activate their No. 1 receiver from the reserve/PUP list. It's a surprise after the Sacramento Bee speculated Tuesday that the club would wait until the November 19 deadline to clear Crabtree to practice.
Now he must be activated off the PUP list by November 26
. That's Week 13, where the Niners host the Rams.
Crabtree is unlikely to appear in any of the 49ers' next three games, but that's not a certainty.
If I understand this correctly, Crabtree must be put on the 53-man roster by November 26th.
If he is not put on the active roster by then, he must go on Injured Reserve.
Is my understanding correct?