Update: Brandon Jones Out For Two Months

Tre FaaborgContributor IAugust 7, 2009

SANTA CLARA, CA - MAY 01:  Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on at practice during the 49ers Minicamp at their training facilities on May 1, 2009 in Santa Clara, California. Crabtree was the 49ers first round draft pick.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

ESPN.com just reported that San Francisco 49er wide receiver Brandon Jones will miss two months with a fractured shoulder. 

Head coach Mike Singletary is apparently saying that Jones will not need surgery.

This takes away some quality depth at the position and some will say gives Michael Crabtree more bargaining leverage in his saga to become what this writer feels is overpaid for his draft slot. 

I for one hope that the 49ers do not change their stance in these negotiations: I liken it to bargaining with terrorists in fact, although on a decidedly much smaller scale.

This news however may at least temporarily increase the fantasy value of receiver Josh Morgan. 

Already projected to be a starter opposite Isaac Bruce, Offensive Coordinator Jimmy Raye has said that Morgan can play all three receiver positions.  With Morgan's experience last season it would figure that he has a good chance to get even more opportunities in multiple receiver packages.

Stay tuned as this situation develops and, you can bet, the media will further spin and over analyze the state of the 49ers draft pick.


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