Last week 49ers head coach Mike Singletary said that wide receiver Isaac Bruce wouldn’t play again this season. But it now appears that Bruce will get one last hurrah and play on Sunday against the Rams, the team for which he played 14 seasons.
The 37-year-old Bruce, who is expected to retire after the season, may play after all because fellow wide receiver Josh Morgan asked Singletary to let Bruce play against his old team -- even if it meant benching Morgan.
“I was kind of surprised, but if it had been me, I don’t think I would have done it,” Bruce said on Wednesday. “I’m a football player. I believe in players earning the right to play. I believe that if one player is better than another, the best player should play.”
If the decision is based purely on merit, Bruce won’t take the field on Sunday. But thanks to a nice gesture from Morgan, Bruce may get a chance to add a few more catches to the 1,024 he’s already compiled in his career.