49ers new-look passing game sputtering in camp

Associated Press  |  Last updated August 04, 2012
With their first preseason game less than a week away, the San Francisco 49ers look a lot like where they left off last season. Their defense is performing at a very high level. Their offense is lagging noticeably behind. The team went to considerable measures during the offseason to upgrade a passing offense that ranked 29th in the NFL last season. But the 49ers haven't displayed much progress in that area after a week of training camp practices, even with the addition of veteran wide receivers Randy Moss and Mario Manningham. With holdover starter Michael Crabtree out with a leg injury, it has been up to Moss and Manningham to provide most of the highlights in a passing game that has struggled in recent days.
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