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49ers may start Swain with Crabtree against Rams

SANTA CLARA — Wide receiver Brett Swain didn't take it personally when the Green Bay Packers released him with two weeks left in training camp.

Having landed in San Francisco with a team that could pose the biggest threat to the defending Super Bowl champs in the playoffs has made it easier to handle.

"There's no point in running around having hard feelings against anybody, especially when we have a great situation here," Swain said Thursday. "We have an opportunity to go and win a possible Super Bowl, too. What we need to be focused on right now is the next game. That's all we're really worried about."

Swain, who has just one catch this season, has a chance to make an even bigger impact on the 49ers' postseason than he did a year ago when he helped the Packers to their first championship in 14 years.

With San Francisco's receiving group depleted by injuries and the team's decision to release Braylon Edwards earlier this week, offensive coordinator Greg Roman hinted Swain may start with Michael Crabtree in Sunday's regular-season finale at St. Louis.

"I think there's a good chance of that," Roman said. "We'll mix and match things pretty loosely."


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