The second week of organized team activities began for the San Francisco 49ers without Michael Crabtree but with the tough task of replacing the team's top wide receiver.
Anquan Boldin sure seemed up for the challenge.
As for the other wideouts, they will likely need more time - and healthy bodies - to help fill the void.
Boldin caught the bulk of the balls during Tuesday's practice, the first one open to reporters that he has participated in since coming to the 49ers in a trade with Baltimore in March. He looked comfortable as ever in a red No. 81 jersey - and later in a San Francisco Giants cap walking out of the locker room. With Crabtree out for the foreseeable future with a torn right Achilles tendon, Boldin could be the key to San Francisco's depleted receiving corps this season.
''We have to make plays. The passing game goes through us. If we don't make plays outside, we won't be successful as an offense,'' Boldin said. ''It's definitely on us to get better as a receiver ...