Niners coach Mike Singletary is starting to play the mind games with first-round pick WR Michael Crabtree. “It’s the same way every year,” Singletary said Tuesday. “It’s important for the rookies to get in, but I know there’s the business side of it that they have to handle. But my side always stays the same, and it’s football, and it’s winning, and it’s developing our guys. I’m going to continue to go forward with that.”
The 49ers rookies reported to the club’s training complex Tuesday, but Crabtree wasn’t among them. The record-setting receiver from Texas Tech was the 10th overall pick in the NFL draft by San Francisco after he unexpectedly slipped several slots on draft day.