Bruce's days as No. 1 receiver waning

If Michael Crabtree ever suits up, Isaac Bruce might as well call it a career

Originally Published: August 14, 2009
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders

With the regular season less than a month away, the Football Outsiders use their unique brand of analysis to break down each of the league's 32 teams. The series continues today with a look at the San Francisco 49ers.

Season Preview -- San Francisco 49ers

As a former first-round pick battles back from a torn ACL, an aging wide receiver prepares to ride off into the San Francisco sunset.

To see which player could soar, which could sink and who you need to be watching before the opener, you must be an ESPN Insider. Insider