Wide receiver Marlon Moore was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday. No announcement was immediately made as to who would take Moore’s spot on the roster.
The likely player to be added to the 49ers’ 53-man roster is receiver Mario Manningham. He returned to practice last week and head coach Jim Harbaugh recently said the receiver would be activated “soon.”
With Moore waived the Niners only have five wide-outs on the roster, so another receiver will be needed. Quinton Patton has been inactive the past four games and could be placed on injured reserve. Kassim Osgood is primarily used on special teams.
If everything continues to go well with Manningham at practice over the next week, Niner fans can count on him being on the field against the Carolina Panthers. Last season, Mario recorded 42 catches for 449 yards and one touchdown in 12 games. His return will be an added boost to the receiving corps. All of the receivers, minus Anquan Boldin, have only 11 receptions combined this season.
Offensive coordinator Greg Roman is eager to see Manningham return to action:
Seeing him running routes, and it’s just good to have him back in the mix. There’s a lot of things we can do with Mario once he’s ready to go. And looking forward to that.
Moore signed with the 49ers on March 19, 2013. He saw action in six games, but only had one reception for six yards.