SAN FRANCISCO — Wide receiver Mario Manningham is back for the San Francisco 49ers, and could make an immediate impact.
That’s the hope anyway. Coach Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers are still looking for a reliable No. 2 receiver to complement Anquan Boldin — and San Francisco has the league’s lowest-ranked passing offense.
Manningham was activated Monday from the physically unable to perform list to the 53-man roster and will be available for Sunday’s home game against the Carolina Panthers. The 49ers, 6-2 and riding a five-game winning streak following their bye week, also waived cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and activated cornerback Eric Wright from the reserve/non-football injury list.
Manningham made 42 receptions for 449 yards and one touchdown in 12 games and 10 starts last season before injuring his left knee in a loss at Seattle Dec. 23. He underwent reconstructive surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligaments.
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