AJ Jenkins’ Preseason Struggles Are Being Blown out of Proportion

August 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Can we all calm down about AJ Jenkins?
The 2012 first-round pick didn't record a single reception last season for the 49ers. With the injury to Michael Crabtree, the window is there for Jenkins to emerge as a target in San Francisco's passing game.
However, the San Jose Mercury News' Tim Kawakami reported that Jenkins has failed to make a name for himself in training camp:
But so far, Jenkins has done nothing with the opportunity–in practice and the first exhibition game Jenkins hasn’t seemed to prove anything to anybody, except that going without a catch as a rookie is not a good sign heading into Year 2.
He’s definitely fast. He seems bright and engaging. He did some great things in college. But… Jenkins has done nothing as a 49er, and that’s all the coaches have to go on.
Jim Harbaugh had a very blunt response after Jenkins struggled in the 49ers' 10-6 loss to the Denver Broncos, in which the 23-year-old had one catch for 11 ya...

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