November 19, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) celebrates after a play with tight end Vernon Davis (85) during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers Nearing Full Strength


San Francisco 49er fans can finally stop holding their breath and exhale as the team is finally coming into shape. Earlier this week, the Niner Faithful found out that familiar faces will be coming back if not now, very soon.

These familiar faces include Michael Crabtree, Mario Manningham, and Aldon Smith. Two of the three (Crabtree and Manningham) are coming back from horrific injuries as the Smith named Aldon is returning from disciplinary issues.

Head Coach Jim Harbaugh already announced at his press conference that Smith would be seeing limited playing time. His exact expectancy to be on the field will only be from about 20-25 percent of the plays.

While Mario will be seeing limited snaps as well, it’s good enough to see him back on the field after his torn ACL last December. The Niners aren’t in any hurry to rush him back to the field this Sunday, as Coach said he would ease him back on to the field. But, it’s always a good sign seeing a player come off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

Speaking of players that have been physically unable to perform this season, Michael Crabtree has finally returned to practice. He said earlier this week that he has no date he wants to circle to mark his comeback. Colin Kaepernick’s, number one option from a year ago still has some cobwebs to work out until he’s ready to return to the gridiron.

With all this said, the Red and Gold are finally coming back to full strength. Other teams should be on alert and watch out for this surging team. The sky is the limit for this team, and it will be a disappointment if they fall short of a Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season.

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