Bruce's days as No. 1 receiver waning
If Michael Crabtree ever suits up, Isaac Bruce might as well call it a career
With the regular season less than a month away, the Football Outsiders use their unique brand of analysis to break down each of the league's 32 teams. The series continues today with a look at the San Francisco 49ers.
Season Preview -- San Francisco 49ers
As a former first-round pick battles back from a torn ACL, an aging wide receiver prepares to ride off into the San Francisco sunset.
To see which player could soar, which could sink and who you need to be watching before the opener, you must be an ESPN Insider.
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Cards, CB Peterson agree to record $70M deal
- Sources: Gordon faults secondhand smoke
- Police: Cards' Abraham passed out at wheel
- Ryan on Jets' big boasts: 'It's who we are'
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
2009 NFL PRESEASON
Football Outsiders Preview
Football Outsiders uses advanced stats to give you a player on the rise, another one in decline and a key player to watch for each team in the preseason. The series starts in the AFC West and runs for 32 consecutive days.