Huddle Up: Michael Crabtree finally ready
An abbreviated look at what’s going on around the NFL on Friday, Sept. 9:
• Michael Crabtree has broken his left foot twice since entering the NFL in 2009, the latest costing him this preseason. But the 49ers' wide receiver says that he's ready to go Sunday, when San Francisco hosts Seattle.
• Speaking of returns from injury, the Lions have happily welcomed back Maurice Morris after he missed most of camp with a broken hand. Morris could wind up being Detroit's No. 2 back behind Jahvid Best.
• Erik Lorig joined the Bucs two years ago as a defensive end and later was shifted to tight end. He'll open this season as Tampa Bay's starting fullback, with Earnest Graham taking on a third-down role.
• The Raiders have a pretty simple plan for speedy wide receiver/return man Jacoby Ford: One way or another, they're going to get him the ball. • Jets first-round pick Muhammed Wilkerson says he's eager to "fill the void" along the defensive line created by the loss of 11-year vet Shaun Ellis to the Patriots earlier this offseason.