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49ers Vs. Vikings: Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn Jr. To Start At Wide Receiver

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The 49ers wrapped up their 90-minute mock game today, and 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh followed that up with a media Q&A. The biggest news to come out is that Michael Crabtree and Ted Ginn Jr. will get the starting nods at wide receiver. Coach Harbaugh indicated that Randy Moss would get some playing time.

While getting Crabtree into the game certainly answers a question at the front of many fans' minds, I find the more intriguing news to be that Ginn is getting the starting nod. The general belief among fans has been that Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss would be the starters, with Mario Manningham as the number three and Kyle Williams competing with Ginn and A.J. Jenkins for playing time.

Is this potentially an opportunity just to see if Ginn can do a bit more at wide receiver? The team will likely be rotating wide receivers throughout the game, but I still find it interesting that Ginn is getting the starting nod.