The 49ers' depth chart doesn't have a lot of depth. At least according to head coach Jim Harbaugh, who is looking to squeeze as much competition as possible out of training camp.
Hey, Jim, how about that report this month from Rich Gannon that you told him Randy Moss is your top receiver? Not so, Harbaugh said today, about two hours before the team's first training-camp practice. He said instead there are "five guys who are a No. 1 receiver going into this camp. Like I said before, we're finding out what the roles are, who the starters are, who's a backup, a contributer. I feel really good about that. We've got five guys tied for first."
Those five, according to Harbaugh: Moss, Michael Crabtree, Mario Manningham, Ted Ginn and Kyle Williams.
He also said there was a three-way tie to be Alex Smith's backup. Harbaugh said that Colin Kaepernick would take the second-string snaps today behind Alex Smith but that the order could change - and change again and again - before the competition is settled.
"Certainly that order could change in the next six hours," he said. "But I have a feeling it's one of those things that could go up, it could go down, sideways. It's very fluid, and it's going to take some time to sort out - the preseason games - and to really analyze. I'm very excited to watch it unfold."
-- Matt Barrows