Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by TheRatMan13:Maiocco just tweeted that Patton should start running in the next few weeks but not to expect much playing time from him since Crab is back.
Maiocco has been wrong the whole time when it comes to Patton, not listening to him anymore, he was the one who first started floating the idea that Patton was going on the IR, and now he seems to be ignoring that Patton has had his cast off for a few weeks now, has been running and had his first practice today.
@Eric_Branch #49ers Quinton Patton practiced today for first time since he broke foot in Week 4.
I think Patton plays as early as next week. Lately the 49ers have only had Boldin, Mario, Baldwin, and Osgood as the four active receivers. The top two are fine, and Baldwin is OK (although we still have no idea what he can do since he barely gets any snaps), but Osgood is a non-threat.
With Crabtree in, I think the team likes Patton more than Baldwin so my guess is JB gets deactivated once Patton's healthy enough to get back in there.