According to CSNBayArea.com, 49ers wide receiver A.J. Jenkins has a slight lead over rookie Quinton Patton to start alongside Anquan Boldin.
Jenkins heads into training camp with what appears to be a slight lead over Patton and Lockette at the X position (split end) in the 49ers’ offense. Anquan Boldin is secure at the Z spot (flanker).
Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham did not take part in the offseason program due to knee injuries, but they figure to be factors in the competition, too. Williams is expected to be cleared for the opening of training camp, while Manningham is more than a month behind Williams’ rehab schedule.
After drafting Jenkins in the first round last year, he should be ready to fill in for Michael Crabtree, who’s rehabbing from a torn Achilles.