Found July 29, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

On Sunday, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh decided to sqaush any thought abuut rookie wide receiver A.J. Jenkins’ struggles being a concern.

“I just want to update you on the status of A.J. Jenkins, that topic,” Harbaugh said, per “A.J. Jenkins was an outstanding football player when he got here. His progress has been very, very good and exceeded expectations. For those scribes, pundits, so-called experts, who have gone as far to say that he is going to be a bust, should just stop.

“I recommend that because they are making themselves look more clueless than they’ve already did. To go on record, A.J.’s going to be an outstanding football player. So far in camp, what he’s done in the offseason has led us to believe nothing but that he will be an outstanding football player in the National Football League.”

I wonder if Harbaugh is as a confident in Jenkins as he was that the 49ers weren’t trying to sign Peyton Manning, but rather just checked him out when they brought him in for a visit.


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