Jon Baldwin WR DET Aug 07 '79

Jon Baldwin (illness) is inactive for Week 8 against the Jaguars.

The Niners are otherwise healthy. Their Week 8 inactives in addition to Baldwin are QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Quinton Patton, RB LaMichael James, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, LB Jermaine Cunningham, and G Joe Looney.

Jon Baldwin WR DET Aug 05 '79

Jon Baldwin (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 8.

Baldwin was limited in practice again Friday and will be a game-time decision. With Mario Manningham (knee, PUP) still not ready to return, he'll continue to serve as the No. 3 receiver if active this week.

Jon Baldwin WR DET Aug 01 '79

Jon Baldwin was held without a catch in Week 7 against Tennessee.

Baldwin wasn't even targeted as he played behind Kyle Williams outside. He can be dropped in re-draft leagues with Mario Manningham (knee) close to returning.

Jon Baldwin WR DET Jul 29 '79

Jon Baldwin (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Titans.

Baldwin was demoted back into a rotational player in Week 6, coming off the bench behind Kyle Williams to catch one ball for nine yards. Baldwin can be dropped in 14- and 16-team leagues with Mario Manningham coming back soon.

Jon Baldwin WR DET Jul 25 '79

Jon Baldwin caught just one pass for nine yards in Week 6 versus Arizona.

Baldwin was targeted just twice on the afternoon. There just aren't enough footballs to go around to feed more than one or two pass catchers in the Niners' offense. We're skeptical Baldwin will ever hold fantasy value in 2013.

Jon Baldwin WR DET Jul 18 '79

Jon Baldwin failed to reel in either of his two targets in Week 5 against the Texans.

Baldwin started opposite Anquan Boldin and was the target on two of Colin Kaepernick's 15 attempts. He drew a defensive pass interference on one of those. The 49ers wanted to get Baldwin more involved this week, but there was no reason to even throw the football in the blowout win. Keep watching Baldwin next week.

Jon Baldwin WR DET Jul 15 '79

49ers OC Greg Roman said he was "very encouraged" by Jon Baldwin's performance in Week 4 against the Rams.

Coach Jim Harbaugh has publicly promised "more action" for Baldwin going forward. "I think the opportunities that he was given last week, shoot, I was very encouraged by it," Roman added. "I love to see guys play physical and make plays when opportunities come their way. I'm sure he'll be getting plenty of opportunities this week and he's got to take advantage of them."

Jon Baldwin WR DET Jul 09 '79

Coach Jim Harbaugh said "there'll be more action" for Jon Baldwin moving forward.

Baldwin made his 49ers debut Thursday night after being inactive for the first three weeks following the trade with the Chiefs. He caught two passes for 19 yards. With Quinton Patton (foot) out indefinitely, Baldwin and Kyle Williams will likely see the bulk of the snaps opposite Anquan Boldin.

Jon Baldwin WR DET Jul 08 '79

Jon Baldwin had two catches for 19 yards in Thursday night's Week 4 win over the Rams.

It was the first game Baldwin has been active for this season. He played ahead of Kyle Williams in some two-wide sets and was able to secure both of his targets in the passing game. With Quinton Patton (foot) sidelined, he could overtake Williams for the No. 2 receiver job.

Jon Baldwin WR DET Jul 04 '79

At his Monday press conference, coach Jim Harbaugh was open to the idea of activating Jon Baldwin on game day.

"That's possible," said Harbs. "He's doing a good job." Baldwin has been a healthy scratch in each of the first three games. In the meantime, 49ers wideouts have struggled mightily to get open, and Vernon Davis is battling a bad hamstring. Look for Baldwin to get some snaps Thursday night in St. Louis.