NEW YORK - APRIL 21: Football player Michael Crabtree poses for a portrait on April 21, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images for Subway)
Michael Crabtree's sore neck is much better, he insists he's ready to play after missing the entire preseason and the spat last week with teammate Vernon Davis is long since done.
Crabtree, the second-year San Francisco 49ers receiver, will start his first season opener Sunday at Seattle after not joining the team until October last year following a 71-day contract stalemate by the 10th-overall draft pick in 2009.
While Crabtree formally addressed the media Thursday for the first time since the start of training camp Aug. 1, Davis came up behind him and kissed him on the back of his right shoulder and rubbed his head.
Davis let his teammate have it during a practice last week and coach Mike Singletary had to step between them before taking both players to the locker room for a talk.