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August 26, 2012
Moss to start at receiver today for 49ers

Randy Moss is scheduled to make his first-ever start with the 49ers, according to the lineup card for today's game. Moss has played in the first quarter of the last two games, but has yet to start.

Michael Crabtree and Ted Ginn started the first preseason game against Minnesota; Crabtree and Mario Manningham started Aug. 18 against the Texans. Manningham, however, did not make the trip to Denver. Presumably, Moss and Crabtree will be the starters today.

The 35-year-old Moss caught three passes for 24 yards against Houston. He dropped a fourth pass from Colin Kaepernick that would have gained about 25 yards.

Jim Harbaugh has said that he has five No. 1 wide receivers on the roster. After today, four of them will have started an exhibition game. The only one of that group of five not to start is Kyle Williams, who is listed behind Crabtree on the depth chart.

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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