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Michael Crabtree | Wide Receiver

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 214
College: Texas Tech
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The 49ers plan to meet with the player rep for free agent Michael Crabtree at the NFL Combine.
Crabtree is a homegrown talent and the 49ers would probably like to retain him, but only at a reasonable price after the most disappointing season of his career. Crabtree simply hasn't been the same player since tearing his Achilles' tendon during the 2013 offseason. He's entering his age-28 season. Feb 18 - 11:46 AM

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The Sacramento Bee says it seems "unlikely" free agent Michael Crabtree will re-sign with the 49ers.

The 49ers were frustrated with Crabtree's play and he was frustrated with his role last season, when he topped 85 yards zero times while posting a meager 68-698-4 line in 16 games. He recently removed any mention of the 49ers from his Twitter bio. So the 27-year-old Crabtree will hit the open market with plenty of possession-receiver talent but also questions about his ability to truly threaten defenses. He's our No. 6 free agent wideout, just behind Jeremy Maclin and Torrey Smith, and has a chance to be a steal at a discounted price. The 49ers' presumed starting wideouts in 2015 right now are Anquan Boldin and Stevie Johnson.
Feb 17 - 10:56 AM

Michael Crabtree secured 4-of-4 targets for 41 yards in the 49ers' Week 17 win over the Cardinals.

Crabtree's 2014 campaign was a huge disappointment, ending with a 68-698-4 receiving line. He tore his Achilles' in the 2013 offseason and has seemingly never regained his old explosion. For the most part, Crabtree has been an inconsistent possession receiver in the pros, and he dropped way more passes than usual this year. It's fair to wonder if his career is now headed in a Hakeem Nicksian direction. An impending free agent, Crabtree won't be back with the Niners and may have to settle for a short-term deal elsewhere. Crabtree turned 27 this past September and seemingly has an arrow pointing down.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Michael Crabtree (knee) is listed as probable for Week 17.

Crabtree was limited to 15 snaps last week due to his knee issue. He's played through multiple injuries this season, leading to a disappointing 64/657/4 line. An impending free agent, Crabtree faces an uncertain future with the 49ers.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 06:21:00 PM

When asked if he wants to be back with the 49ers next season, impending free agent Michael Crabtree said, "It depends."

Crabtree was a major disappointment this season, recording just 64 catches for 657 yards and four touchdowns. Colin Kaepernick's regression certainly hasn't helped, but there's also concern about Crabtree's ability since coming off a 2013 Achilles' tendon tear. Anquan Boldin has been far more effective in terms of both getting open and YAC. His market is extremely uncertain and the confident Crabtree may have his eye on a more pass-game friendly offense.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 09:07:00 AM

Michael Crabtree (knee) was limited to 15 snaps in Saturday's loss to the Chargers.

Crabtree gutted it out through a questionable tag, but wasn't right and didn't want to push it in a meaningless game. He did have to come back into the overtime contest late after other members of the receiving corps got nicked up. Consider Crabtree very questionable for the finale.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Michael Crabtree played limited snaps Week 16 against the Chargers.

Crabtree came into the game questionable with a knee injury, but did not appear to aggravate the injury. Crabtree played sparingly in the first half and did not touch the field in the second half until the 49ers' final drive of the fourth quarter. He did not record a stat in regulation, but he did manage a five-yard reception in overtime. After Crabtree was vocal about his perceived lack of involvement in the offense earlier in the season, it is certainly possible his absence was not injury related.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 10:41:00 PM

Michael Crabtree (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Crabtree practiced the last two days and is on track to start against the Chargers. He's the No. 46 wideout in Rotoworld's Week 16 rankings.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Michael Crabtree (knee) returned to 49ers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

The WR4 is now on track to start Saturday's game against the Chargers. Crabtree's status will be updated on Friday.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 06:11:00 PM

Michael Crabtree (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Crabtree's status is in question with the 49ers playing on a short week. He'll be updated again on Thursday.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 07:26:00 PM

Michael Crabtree caught 3-of-3 targets for 19 yards in San Francisco's Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.

Crabtree closes the book on San Francisco's two 2014 matchups with the Seahawks having caught six passes for 29 yards. Richard Sherman is getting the last laugh after last season's NFC Championship Game. Crabtree will remain a barely-there WR4 for next week's showdown with the Chargers.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:40:00 PM

Michael Crabtree secured 9-of-14 targets for 56 yards in the 49ers' Week 14 loss to the Raiders.

Crabtree has looked much more like a possession receiver this season than the intermediate and vertical stretcher he flashed the ability to be during the 2012 season. Since his 2013 Achilles' tear, Crabtree's game has lacked explosiveness and quicks. He's been a fringe WR3 in fantasy all year and will be a WR4 in Week 15 against the Seahawks.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Michael Crabtree (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The 49ers listed Crabtree with a rib injury last week, but he's dealing with a knee issue. He's not expected to miss any time. Crabtree will be a WR3 for a matchup with the Raiders in Week 14.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 05:27:00 PM

Michael Crabtree briefly exited the 49ers' Week 13 game against the Seahawks with what the team called a rib injury.

Crabtree was sandwiched between Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner after making his first reception. His left leg appeared to buckle underneath the tackle, but he was announced as questionable to return with a rib injury. Crabtree returned to the game on the next series but was limited the rest of the game. Crabtree finished with three catches for 10 yards on three targets.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 08:44:00 PM

Michael Crabtree secured 5-of-7 targets for 58 yards in the 49ers' Week 12 win over the Redskins.

Anquan Boldin dominated the receiving workload for San Francisco on Sunday, parlaying a team-high 12 targets into a 9-137-1 line. Crabtree was effective with his opportunities but failed to register big plays against the Redskins' soft pass defense. Still, we've seen enough progress from Crabtree in recent weeks that he's earned a weekly WR3 place in fantasy lineups. Unfortunately, Crabtree is next slated for a difficult Week 13 matchup with Seattle on Thanksgiving Night.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 07:31:00 PM

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