Part of the thinking, the person said, is to give everyone from stadium operations personnel, law enforcement, local businesses, other support services and parking facilities time to get accustomed to traffic flow and other challenges.
The 49ers will leave Candlestick Park after this season for the new stadium at team headquarters in Silicon Valley. While every NFL team plays a Thursday night game, San Francisco is bound to do so on the road.
Crabtree may be a few weeks away: The 49ers will add wide receiver Michael Crabtree back to the 53-man roster within the next six days, but it might still be several weeks before he takes the field. He could even be added to the roster before Monday’s game against the Washington Redskins, but wind up being inactive.
Injury update: Both cornerback Tarell Brown and offensive lineman Mike Iupati are expected to miss Monday’s game against the Redskins. Brown suffered a rib injury, though coach Jim Harbaugh said it isn’t a cracked rib. Iupati has a sprained left knee.
— Staff, wire report