Matt Maiocco is reporting that Crabtree is likely to get the start ahead of Josh Morgan against the Texans on Sunday.
Josh Morgan started the first five games for the 49ers at split end. But Morgan said today in a one-on-one interview he has been informed Crabtree and Isaac Bruce will be the 49ers’ starting receivers on Sunday.
Furthermore, Morgan remained at the 49ers’ practice facility over the bye week to personally help Crabtree learn the position – and, in essence, take his job. Crabtree was the No. 10 overall pick but finally signed a six-year contract with the 49ers on Oct. 7.
“I’m helping him learn my position and take my position,” said Morgan, who ranks second on the 49ers behind Vernon Davis in receiving. Morgan has 13 catches for 202 yards and one touchdown. “It is what it is. If he can help us win, I’m all right with that.
“They gave him my spot. So if he’s going to be in there, I might as well help him out so I can make sure he gets it right.”