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August 9, 2013
Snap judgments: A.J. Jenkins leads 49ers WRs in opportunities

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The 49ers' wide-receiver breakdown from Thursday's game against the Broncos very much followed the pattern of recent practices. That is, the 49ers are giving A.J. Jenkins every chance possible to seize a big role in the offense this year. Jenkins didn't start. But he was in on the first series of the game and didn't leave until the beginning of the fourth quarter. Every receiver save Lavelle Hawkins finished with more receiving yards than Jenkins' 11. He fumbled on the play.

WR snaps
A.J. Jenkins: 39 snaps, 59 percent of plays
Chad Hall: 28
Chuck Jacobs, 25
Austin Collie 16
Kassim Osgood, 15
Ricardo Lockette, 12
Anquan Boldin, 12
Marlon Moore, 8
Lavelle Hawkins, 7

Two other receivers, Kyle Williams (hamstring) and Quinton Patton (finger), did not suit up for the game. Two more, Mario Manningham (knee) and Michael Crabtree (Achilles'), are on the physically unable to perform list.

Moore started the game opposite Boldin, but his night did not extend beyond the opening drive. He made the most of the one catch that went his way, making a diving 12-yard catch that Jim Harbaugh later described as "spectacular."

"I still feel like have a lot to prove," said Moore, who wished he had played more snaps. "... Trying to make the most of everything, Even when I'm on the sideline, encouraging my teammates."

Meanwhile, the tenor of the the quotes about Jenkins have changed a bit. Last year at this time, they were optimistic about the then-rookie, and Harbaugh famously scolded the media for criticizing Jenkins. This year the team is still hopeful about Jenkins - obvious through all of the snaps he receives - but there is more urgency what is being said about him.

-- Colin Kaepernick said he told Jenkins, "That you have to come out and make plays. He is someone that we need to be able to rely on."

-- Said Harbaugh of Jenkins' one-catch, one-fumble night: "Ah, could have been better. We got work to do in areas."

-- Here's what Boldin told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat re: the 49ers' four-turnover outing: "You put on this uniform, you're expected to take care of the ball. That's Day One stuff."

Overall snaps, percentage
J Looney G, 51 77%
P Omameh G, 51 77%
V McDonald TE, 49 74%
S Tolzien QB, 40 61%
A Jenkins WR, 39 59%
A Dixon RB, 38 58%
D Kilgore G, 37, 56%
A Netter T, 29 44%
W Tribue G, 29 44%
C Hall WR, 28 42%
C Bykowski T, 27 41%
K Wiggins T, 25 38%
C Jacobs WR, 25 38%
A Snyder G, 22 33%
A Collie WR, 16 24%
K Osgood WR, 15 23%
D Harper RB, 15 23%
G Celek TE, 15 23%
J Staley T, 15 23%
A Davis T, 15 23%
M Iupati G, 15 23%
A Boone G, 15 23%
L James RB, 14 21%
C McCoy QB, 14 21%
R Lockette WR, 12 18%
C Kaepernick QB, 12 18%
V Davis TE, 12 18%
A Boldin WR, 12 18%
B Miller FB 11, 17%
J Schepler TE, 8 12%
M Moore WR, 8 12%
L Hawkins WR, 7 11%
M Gray RB, 4 6%
B Daniels QB, 1 2%
M Wilhoite LB, 53 79%
P Cox CB 47, 70%
N Stupar LB, 45 67%
E Reid DB, 44 66%
T Brock CB, 42 63%
C Johnson LB, 39 58%
T Robinson DB, 37 55%
T Jerod-Eddie DE, 36 54%
D Skuta LB, 32 48%
W Tukuafu DT, 32 48%
D Dobbs TE, 29 43%
C Lemonier LB, 28 42%
M Thomas DB, 25 37%
M Cooper DB, 24 36%
C Spillman SS, 23 34%
N Asomugha CB, 22 33%
P Haralson LB, 21 31%
L Divens DT 19, 28%
M Purcell NT 16, 24%
G Dorsey DE, 15 22%
C Dahl SS, 12 18%
I Williams NT, 12 18%
A Smith LB, 7 10%
N Bowman LB, 7 10%
D Whitner SS, 7 10%
C Rogers CB, 7 10%
A Brooks LB, 7 10%
T Brown CB, 7 10%
R McDonald, DT 7 10%
L Okoye DE, 6 9%

Special teams only
D McBath FS, 10 43%
R Ventrone FS, 9 39%
D Morris DB, 9 39%
T Johnson LB, 9 39%
A Lee P, 6 26%
B Jennings LS, 4 17%
C Schmidt P, 4 17%
K McDermott LS, 3 13%
P Dawson K, 3 13%

-- Matt Barrows, 0%



MATTHEW 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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