Michael Crabtree Making Progress, Walking Without A Boot

Michel Crabtree is making his way back from a left foot injury and might be slightly ahead of schedule. Why?

Matt Maiocco has the details:

49ers WR Michael Crabtree soon to come off PUP? For first time at camp, he is seen walking around without orthopedic boot on left foot.

While walking without an orthopedic boot certain doesn't mean a player is ready to return to full-contact on the file, it is a promising sign for a player who has battled injury since coming to the league. 

Maiocco also had an update on the 49ers wide receivers and their plans for the upcoming season:

The team expects Crabtree to be cleared to practice within the next two weeks after he was placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list at the beginning of training camp with a left foot injury.

Crabtree is not expected to play in any exhibition games, but the club anticipates he will be available for the regular-season opener, Sept. 11, against the Seattle Seahawks.

Maiocco also had a few things to say on Braylon Edwards and how he hopes to work with both Crabtree and QB Alex Smith in the upcoming season. If everyone is able to get healthy - and Smith has more than half a second to throw the football - they could be a dangerous combination.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Bay Area for complete updates on Crabtree's progress and the 49ers training camp. For more 49ers coverage, check out Niners Nation.

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