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Crabtree had seven catches for 82 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Bears.

Crabtree bounced back from an unproductive Week 1, but his most notable play was a bobbled pass that turned into a beautiful interception by Bears rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller. To be fair, Colin Kaepernick was mostly at fault, as Crabtree was well covered on the play, and essentially tied Fuller to the ball. Next week brings a matchup against the talented Arizona secondary, but Crabtree could see more looks if Vernon Davis (ankle) can't play.

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Crabtree (calf) had just two receptions (three targets) for 25 yards in Sunday's 28-17 win at Dallas.

Crabtree's lack of production was a simple case of game flow, as San Francisco jumped all over the Cowboys, leading 28-3 at halftime. In fact, Colin Kaepernick ended up attempting just 23 passes, with the 49ers protecting such a big lead. Assuming Crabtree came out of Sunday's game without a setback, expect him to put up better numbers in Week 2, taking on the Bears at home.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 14 Days

Crabtree (calf) is active Sunday at Dallas, SFGate.com reports.

Crabtree emerged from pregame warmups unscathed and will start opposite Anquan Boldin. With a friendly matchup in store -- the Cowboys allowed 286.8 passing yards per game last year -- Crabtree is a good bet to produce, as long as he fends off his calf concern.

Michael Crabtree WR SF 14 Days

While it looks like Crabtree (calf) will start Sunday, the 49ers still want to see how he responds in pre-game workouts, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

While we expect Crabtree to play, this report adds a little bit of uncertainty over his health for Week 1.

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Crabtree (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas.

Although he's technically listed as questionable, Crabtree will almost certainly play. He logged limited practices Thursday and Friday, and no reporter covering the 49ers thinks there's any chance that he sits Sunday. He has a fine matchup against a Dallas defense that looks bad in every regard.

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Crabtree (calf) was limited in Thursday's practice, CSN Bay Area reports.

Absent Wednesday with his second leg issue since training camp opened, Crabtree was able to fit in some activity Thursday. However, he previously missed 10 days of training camp in 2010 due to a calf concern, so his status should be watched closely as Sunday's opener at Dallas draws closer.

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Crabtree (calf) returned to practice Thursday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

Crabtree's participation level is unknown, but his presence bodes well for active status heading into Week 1 in Dallas. Although his odds for taking the field should be clarified by the release of Friday's injury report, he missed 10 days of training camp 2010 with the first calf injury of his career. If he sits Sunday, the bulk of the targets would land in the hands of Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis.

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Crabtree (calf) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, CSN Bay Area reports.

Crabtree is again dealing with a leg concern, as he formerly missed 16 days during camp due to an injured hamstring. The severity of the calf issue is unclear, but his availability for Sunday's game in Dallas may not be hammered out by the time the final injury report of the week rolls out Friday.

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Crabtree caught his lone target for a 10-yard gain in Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Having now played in consecutive preseason games, Crabtree seems to be past the hamstring issue that bothered him in early-to-mid August. His weight is down from last season, and it won't be at all surprising if he rebounds to the form he showed in 2012. However, Crabtree has far more competition for targets than he did two years ago, and the 49ers still don't figure to pass as often as most teams.

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Crabtree started and played three of the first four snaps during Sunday's preseason game against the Broncos, but he failed to catch the only pass thrown his way.

Crabtree had been dealing with a hamstring injury this week, but he resumed full practice Friday before participating in Sunday's game. After missing significant time last season with an Achilles' injury, the 49ers will make sure Crabtree is fully healthy heading into the regular season, which means he isn't likely to play a big role in either of the remaining preseason games.