Michael Crabtree cleared for practice

Updated: November 5, 2013, 9:03 PM ET
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree will be on the active roster at some point this month barring a setback.

Crabtree, who tore his Achilles in May, has been cleared to begin practicing, the 49ers announced Tuesday. Now that he's reached this stage, a 21-day window for the team either to activate him or shelve him for the season is in effect.

If Crabtree doesn't have a setback, he should be ready for the final five games of the regular ...

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