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  • 11/17/2006: C6: The 49ers' Arnaz Battle ranks second on the team in catches and receiving yards, and has also been an outstanding blocker.

    PC: Rams CB Fakhir Brown tries to drag down Arnaz Battle after a 56-yard catch from Alex Smith. The 49er's beat the Rams 20-13 on Sunday, September 17, 2006. photo by John Burgess/The Press Democrat

Gore will remain in the Bay Area to continue to receive treatment on his right ankle. Gore has missed two games with the injury, but said he expects to play Oct. 25 when the 49ers return to action against the Houston Texans after the bye week.

Gore said he will offer as much help as possible over the weekend to Crabtree, who will continue to study the offense. Gore was seen speaking with Crabtree on the sideline Sunday when they were inactive for the 49ers' game against the Atlanta Falcons.

"He asked me about playing in the NFL," Gore said. "I told him it's tough when you don't know what you're doing. But when you know the offense, and you know what you're doing, it's just football again. If you don't know what you're doing, it seems real fast."

For more on the 49ers, go to Instant 49ers at http://blog.pressdemocrat.com/49ers. You can reach Staff Writer Matt Maiocco via email at matt.maiocco@pressdemocrat.com

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