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Michael Crabtree | Wide Receiver

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (10) / SF
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Ravens signed Michael Crabtree to a three-year, $21 million contract.
This was an obvious fit after the Raiders dumped Crabtree for Jordy Nelson. Crabtree had a dropoff while playing through injuries in 2017 but is still one of the best route runners in the league. After sharing the spotlight with Amari Cooper, Crabtree will be the clear No. 1 option in Baltimore. He should see an increase from the 101 targets he saw last year — his lowest total since 2014. The Ravens are a run-first offense, but Crabtree will remain a threat for double-digit touchdowns. Mar 16 - 6:08 PM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Michael Crabtree will visit the Ravens on Friday.

Just released hours ago, Crabtree predictably did not have to wait long before drawing interest. Baltimore perplexingly gave Ryan Grant a four-year, $29 million deal at the start of free agency, but Crabtree would undoubtedly be their No. 1 if he signs, even coming off a down year.
Mar 15 - 6:15 PM

Raiders released WR Michael Crabtree.

The move saves the Raiders a tad over $7.7 million against the cap. Most of that will likely go to Jordy Nelson, who is not only older than Crabtree, but also looked more out of gas in 2017. However, GM Reggie McKenzie and new WRs coach Edgar Bennett know Nelson from Green Bay. And that trumps all in the "football guys" world. Crabtree is an elite red-zone force and has vise-grip mitts, even if he had a small bout of drops late last season. Crabtree turns 31 this year but is a tremendous route-runner and should quickly land on his feet.
Mar 15 - 3:50 PM

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Raiders are expected to release Michael Crabtree if they sign free agent Jordy Nelson.

Even as other outlets covering the team have reported Crabtree is safe, the Review-Journal has insisted he isn't, and Tuesday's visit with Nelson all but confirms it. Nelson has history with Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, a former Packers exec. Nelson would take Crabtree's old possession/red-zone role across from Amari Cooper. Cooper is expected to be the Raiders' go-to wideout in '18.
Mar 13 - 10:52 PM

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Michael Crabtree remains a candidate for release.

The same is apparently true of Marshawn Lynch. The Athletic reported Tuesday that Crabtree would be back, but reporter Michael Gehlken says it will only be "at the right price," and that the situation is "in flux." Going on 31, Crabtree caught just 58 balls in 2017, averaging an anemic (for a receiver) 10.7 yards per catch. Per Gehlken, he was more of a "problem (than) solution" in the locker room. Crabtree's status should be known before the start of the new league year on March 14.
Mar 1 - 5:31 PM

The Athletic's Vic Tafur reports the Raiders will bring back Michael Crabtree for the 2018 season.

Crabtree's $7.5 million in salary and bonuses isn't guaranteed, but new coach Jon Gruden met with the receiver and is going to give him a clean slate after Crabtree butted heads with Jack Del Rio's staff last season. Crabtree will turn 31 in September and has never had good speed. However, Crabtree wins with vise-grip hands and an ability to get open. It's a smart move by Oakland.
Feb 27 - 9:29 PM

Raiders coach Jon Gruden told the San Jose Mercury News one of his 2018 goals is to "get the best out of" Michael Crabtree.

"I got to bump into Crabtree," Gruden said. "Hopefully we can get the best out of Crabtree and his career." Gruden was never known as the most honest coach when it came to personnel in Tampa Bay, but the comments suggest he plans to hang onto Crabtree. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in December that GM Reggie McKenzie planned to release Crabtree. This could be the first sign Gruden is overtaking McKenzie on personnel decisions.
Feb 15 - 12:16 AM

Michael Crabtree caught both of his targets for 17 yards in the Raiders' Week 17 loss to the Chargers.

Crabtree spent most if not all of the fourth quarter on the sidelines, and the Raiders told inquiring reporters the benching had nothing to do with an injury. It is an ominous sign after a Sunday-morning report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal said the Raiders plan to move on from Crabtree this offseason in part because of locker room issues. Crabtree also took a step back on the field this year, catching just 58 passes for 618 yards and fading badly down the stretch. He did find the end zone eight times, however, and will be a coveted asset if he hits the open market.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:23:00 PM

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Raiders are expected to move on from Michael Crabtree this offseason.

Crabtree has reportedly been clashing with the Raiders behind the scenes. His play has also dropped off after a strong start, getting held under 60 yards in six straight games. Releasing Crabtree would save Oakland $7.7 million with no dead money, so there's cap-based incentive to cut ties. Crabtree is still one of the top possesion receivers in the league and won't struggle for free-agent offers.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 12:32:00 PM

Coach Jack Del Rio said Michael Crabtree injured his hamstring Week 16 against the Eagles.

After seeing 30 targets combined Weeks 14 and 15, Crabtree laid a complete egg on Christmas night, posting a 0-0 line on three targets and torpedoing many fantasy lineups in championship week. It's unclear whether Crabtree will play in the Raiders' meaningless finale against the Chargers.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 03:48:00 PM

Michael Crabtree failed to catch any of his three targets in the Raiders' 19-10, Week 16 loss to the Eagles on Christmas night.

After seeing 30 combined targets the previous two games, Crabtree laid a total egg in fantasy championship week. Amari Cooper returned from his ankle injury and caught three balls for 66 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown. Outside of that score, Derek Carr threw for just 90 yards, and most of the blame goes on the quarterback for Crabtree's down night. Crabtree will do battle with CBs Casey Hayward and Trevor Williams in the Week 17 finale versus the Chargers.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 11:58:00 PM

Michael Crabtree caught 7-of-17 passes for 39 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 against Dallas.

Crabtree was targeted heavily with Amari Cooper out. He got most of his catches on check downs, though he drew a deep pass interference call late that put Oakland in position to win. Both of Crabtree's touchdowns were goal-line passes from Derek Carr. With Cooper not a lock to return next week, Crabtree is a WR1 for a matchup with the Eagles.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 12:19:00 AM

Michael Crabtree caught 7-of-13 targets for 60 yards and a two-point conversion in the Raiders' Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

Derek Carr was brutally ineffective all game, but Crabtree's sheer volume allowed him to finish with a relatively productive box score. As Amari Cooper aggravated his ankle injury and didn't return, Crabtree should remain a volume monster when the Raiders host a leaky Cowboys pass defense in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 05:10:00 PM

Raiders activated WR Michael Crabtree from the reserve/suspended list.

He'll be all systems go for Week 14 against the Chiefs. As Amari Cooper (ankle, concussion) is a legitimate question mark to return, Crabtree could have the Raiders' wideout position essentially all to himself in a plus matchup.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 05:34:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Michael Crabtree's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness violations has been reduced from two games to one.

This stems from his fight with Aqib Talib. Crabtree will now be eligible to return against the Chiefs in Week 14. It's good news for the Raiders, though they'll still be shorthanded Sunday versus the Giants with Crabtree out and Amari Cooper in the concussion protocol.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 07:29:00 PM

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