HERTFORDSHIRE, England -- Wide receiver Mario Manningham may be a couple weeks away from suiting up for the 49ers again, but a touchdown catch in practice sparked a team-wide celebration here.
"Everyone just went nuts, welcoming him back," offensive coordinator Greg Roman said.
Manningham said Sunday he's not expecting to make his season debut Sunday when the 49ers (5-2) play the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-7) at Wembley Stadium.
But encouraging reports have ensued since his return to the practice field last week. Manningham tore his anterior cruciate ligament Dec. 23. The 49ers have struggled to gain production out of other wideouts in his absence.
Roman hailed Manningham for his "savvy" skills, especially in terms of route running, and noted that Manningham was getting snaps with the first-string offense Wednesday when he made his touchdown catch.
While Anquan Boldin has caught a team-high 34 passes for 495 yards, the 49ers' other wideouts have combined for just 15 receptions. That includes 10 from Kyle Williams, who has just one in his past four games combined, however.
Jon Baldwin has only three receptions during the 49ers' four-game win streak, and he's been battling an unspecified illness since last week.