Wanted: Punt Returner
The 49ers are without their star returner Allen Rossum who is shelved with a bad ankle. So now the question is who do they turn to. Corner Nate Clements seemed like the obvious choice, but Mike Singletary has said that he does not want Nate back there returning punts.
“Right now, I think that would be something that we really want to stay away from,” “It could be a possibility, but hopefully that’s not something we have to do.”
So with Rossum out, Nate a no-no, who’s next?
Arnaz Battle has returned punts in the past, but he is just coming back from a foot injury and his status is still up in the air. So that leaves just two choices, Dominique Zeigler and Josh Morgan.
Zeigler has returned only one punt during his playing days, that was during high school, he thinks. Josh Morgan returned some here and there at Virginia Tech, but he too is also nursing an injury and may not be ready to play.
So not sure which way Singletary goes on Sunday against the Bills, where reports are that the weather will be very cold, let’s just hope whoever is back their returning kicks has better hands than Dexter Carter.