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49ers will hear about releasing Rossum

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

HOUSTON -- The 49ers' decision to release return specialist Allen Rossum appears dubious after Arnaz Battle muffed a punt, setting up the Texans' second touchdown Sunday.

Battle appeared to lose track of the ball in the sunlight.

The 49ers released Rossum when they activated Michael Crabtree. It's impossible to know how Rossum would have fared fielding that punt, but he could not have fared worse than Battle fared. A costly, costly blunder.

On another subject: Crabtree does have one reception, a 4-yarder on third-and-16 after you know who -- right guard Chilo Rachal -- allowed a sack on second down.