Originally posted on NBC Bay Area  |  Last updated 10/11/11
For a while, Michael Crabtree was hurting. Then Braylon Edwards went down. Now, Joshua Morgan is out, probably for the rest of the season. Though the 49ers are a surprising 4-1 and leading the NFC West, their receiving corps has yet to be at full strength. Morgan, who suffered a broken bone in his lower right leg Sunday in the 48-3 victory over Tampa Bay, had surgery Monday. He leads the team’s wide receivers with 15 catches for 220 yards. Edwards, meanwhile, is still out with a knee injury for perhaps the next two weeks. It’s expected he may return for the Oct. 30 game vs. the Browns, after a bye week. But with the 5-0 Lions on deck this Sunday in Detroit, the 49ers suddenly are in the market to add another receiver. One possibility, reports Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, is to use tight end Delanie Walker more as a wideout. Walker (6-foot-2, 242 pounds) was a wide receiver at Central Missouri State, and says the coaching staff has talked to him about playing the posit...
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