Report: A.J. Jenkins will likely be inactive for the 49ers when the regular season begins

AP

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers rookie wide receiver A.J. Jenkins will likely be inactive when the regular season begins.

“Our opportunities to watch the 49ers’ first-round draft pick in 2012 might be coming to an end.

“Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins will be on the 49ers’ 53-man roster. But, at this point, it seems highly unlikely Jenkins will have a role among the 46 players who suit up for regular-season games.

“After all, it’s difficult to imagine he can find a way to contribute on a team that also features Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss, Mario Manningham, Ted Ginn and Kyle Williams — each of whom is clearly ahead of Jenkins on the depth chart,” wrote Maiocco.

While it’s way too early to consider Jenkins a bust, it’s alarming that a receiver that was picked in the first round of this year’s draft isn’t good enough to at least be on the active roster on game day.