49ers optimistic on Michael Crabtree

Updated: July 23, 2013, 10:10 AM ET
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Michael Crabtree is still in the early stages of rehabilitation from surgery on his right Achilles tendon, but San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is pleased with Crabtree's recovery so far.

Crabtree, San Francisco's leading receiver in 2012, underwent surgery after tearing the tendon during a practice on May 21 and is still in the early stages of rehabilitation.

The 49ers, however, aren't ruling out Crabtree returning at some point during the season.

"I wouldn't ...

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