WR Crabtree back in uniform, practicing for 49ers

By JANIE McCAULEY | August 30, 2011 | 3:55 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Wideout Michael Crabtree is in uniform and practicing with the San Francisco 49ers for the first time this preseason.

Crabtree, the 10th overall draft pick in 2009 out of Texas Tech, was activated from the physically unable to perform list Tuesday. He did a short drill with quarterback Alex Smith before moving to an individual work. A day earlier, Crabtree caught a couple dozen balls during warmups before general manager Trent Baalke stopped him. The team immediately reported the situation to the NFL. League spokesman Greg Ailleo said the NFL was "looking into it."

The 49ers said there was nothing new to report Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Crabtree had 55 catches for 741 yards and six touchdowns last year.