Posted October 24, 2011 on AP on Fox
Braylon Edwards ran routes on his surgically repaired right knee during the 49ers' bye week, giving coach Jim Harbaugh hope that the veteran wide receiver will be back for Sunday's home game with the Cleveland Browns. Edwards is scheduled to return to practice Tuesday when the team reconvenes from ''improvement week,'' as Harbaugh puts it. This week was the goal after Edwards hurt his knee making a 21-yard catch on the 49ers' third play from scrimmage in a 27-24 overtime loss to the Cowboys on Sept. 18. Fullback Moran Norris, recovering from a broken left fibula, also is set to practice Tuesday. At 5-1, San Francisco is in a strong position in the NFC West. The 49ers return from their off week with a three-game division lead over Seattle (2-4). Arizona is 1-5 and St. Louis 0-6.

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49ers players still talk handshake during bye week

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