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Tom Crabtree | Tight End | #83

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 245
College: Miami (OH)
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Free agent TE Tom Crabtree has retired from the NFL.
Crabtree, 29, spent four seasons in the league with the Packers and Bucs from 2010-2013, catching 22 passes for 323 yards and five touchdowns. He battled a high-ankle sprain and torn bicep in his lone season with the Bucs and struggled to find work last season other than two short stays with the Saints. Thu, Apr 30, 2015 11:47:00 AM

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Saints re-signed TE Tom Crabtree.

He's taking the roster spot of suspended WR Joe Morgan. Crabtree spent 11 days with the Saints earlier this month. It's possible his second stay could be just as short.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 03:47:00 PM

Saints re-signed TE Tom Crabtree and waived LB Todd Davis.

Crabtree's re-signing may hint the Saints believe Jimmy Graham (shoulder) isn't quite out of the woods. Crabtree, though, is mostly a special teamer.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Saints released TE Tom Crabtree.

It's unclear if this has anything to do with Jimmy Graham's Week 7 status, but it can't be a bad thing. There's speculation Crabtree became expendable now that FB Erik Lorig (ankle) is ready to return.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Saints signed TE Tom Crabtree.

It's a Jimmy Graham (shoulder) insurance policy. A Packer from 2010-12, Crabtree was released by the Bucs in May after an injury-plagued 2013. Graham is tentatively expected to be ready for Week 7, meaning Crabtree's stay in New Orleans could be short.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 06:01:00 PM

Free agent TE Tom Crabtree will work out for the Giants next week.

The Giants have one of the league's more unsettled tight end corps, but Crabtree would be a pure reserve. He caught only four passes in seven games for the Bucs last season before landing on injured reserve with a torn biceps.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Buccaneers released TE Tom Crabtree.

The writing was on the wall for Crabtree after the Bucs signed Brandon Myers and drafted Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Signed from Green Bay last offseason, Crabtree caught only four passes in seven games with Tampa Bay before being placed on injured reserve with a torn bicep. Crabtree has never developed as a pass-catching threat and was not a particularly successful blocker in 2013. He may struggle to latch on with another team.
Sat, May 17, 2014 01:07:00 PM

Bucs placed TE Tom Crabtree (biceps) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The reserve suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Lions. Crabtree was viewed as a nice under-the-radar signing when the Bucs lured him away from Green Bay, but he did little more than block his first year in Tampa. Crabtree finishes 2013 with four catches for 21 yards. He's signed for an affordable $750,000 in 2014, but there's no guarantee he'll be back.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 02:08:00 PM

Bucs TE Tom Crabtree caught a two-yard touchdown pass in Week 9 against the Seahawks.

The score came on a throw from RB Mike James. Crabtree has been primarily a blocker in Tampa Bay's offense. Tim Wright is the pass-catching tight end.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 07:56:00 PM

Bucs TE Tom Crabtree (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 6.

Crabtree has been sidelined since the preseason finale with a high-ankle sprain, but is "hopeful" of making his 2013 debut Sunday. He'll immediately reassume his starting job if active. A blocking tight end, Crabtree isn't on the fantasy radar.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 02:10:00 PM

Bucs TE Tom Crabtree (ankle) practiced Monday, and is "hopeful" of making his 2013 debut Sunday.

The Bucs' starting tight end has been sidelined since the preseason finale with a high-ankle sprain. Tampa has been forced to mix-and-match with waiver-wire talents in Crabtree's absence. The former Packer will be a low-end TE2 whenever he finally gets back on the field.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 01:41:00 PM

Bucs declared TE Tom Crabtree, G Carl Nicks, QB Dan Orlovsky, CB Rashaan Melvin, FB Erik Lorig, DT William Gholston, and DT Chris Jones inactive for Week 1 against the Jets.

Crabtree is out indefinitely with a high ankle sprain.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 11:40:00 AM

Bucs TE Tom Crabtree has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, and is out indefinitely.

Crabtree had to be carted off the field in Thursday's preseason finale. Beat writer Rick Stroud terms the sprain as "severe," suggesting Crabtree could miss all of September. The injury further thins one of the league's weaker tight end corps. The Bucs should be monitoring the waiver wire for help. Luke Stocker will start Week 1.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:25:00 AM

Updating a previous item, X-rays on Bucs TE Tom Crabtree's left ankle came back negative.

Crabtree was carted off the field during Thursday night's preseason finale. All this confirms is that the ankle isn't broken. He's likely dealing with at least a high-ankle sprain. Luke Stocker is the favorite to start Week 1.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 11:19:00 PM

Bucs TE Tom Crabtree was carted off the field with a left ankle injury during Thursday night's preseason finale.

Crabtree is vying for the starting job with Luke Stocker. He's also been playing some fullback this summer. The Bucs have arguably the weakest tight end depth chart in the league, so any amount of time missed by Crabtree will be felt.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 08:12:00 PM

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QB1Ryan Lindley
2Josh Freeman
3Phillip Sims
4Bryan Bennett
5G.J. Kinne
6Johnny Manziel
7Seth Lobato
8Christian Ponder
9Tim Tebow
10Brad Sorensen
11Bryn Renner
12Ryan Williams
13Nick Foles
14Matt Blanchard
15Pat Devlin
16R.J. Archer
17Garrett Gilbert
18Cody Fajardo
19Shane Carden
20Griffin Neal
21Josh Woodrum
22Jerry Lovelocke
23Chase Rettig
24Chandler Harnish
25Dalyn Williams
26Jake Waters
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Toby Gerhart
4Alonzo Harris
5LaMichael James
6Joique Bell
7Antone Smith
8Anthony Dixon
9Zac Stacy
10Josh Harris
11Don Jackson
12Ross Scheuerman
13Kenneth Harper
14Jawon Chisholm
15Rajion Neal
16Jerome Smith
17Michael Dyer
18Jeremy Stewart
19LaVance Taylor
20Lache Seastrunk
21Keshawn Hill
22Kevin Monangai
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Jorvorskie Lane
4Joe Don Duncan
5Ryan Mueller
6Derrick Coleman
7Henry Hynoski
8Trey Millard
9Brad Smelley
10Jordan Campbell
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Josh Morgan
5Jacoby Ford
6Tyler Davis
7Miles Austin
8Dwayne Bowe
9Preston Parker
10Kris Durham
11Damaris Johnson
12Robert Herron
13Solomon Patton
14Damian Williams
15Ricky Collins
16Zach D'Orazio
17Kenzel Doe
18Reggie Dunn
19Armon Binns
20Carlton Mitchell
21Tevin Reese
22Nick Harwell
23Kain Colter
24Jeff Beathard
25DaVaris Daniels
26Tyler McDonald
27Ezell Ruffin
28Richard Mullaney
29L'Damian Washington
30David Porter
31Josh Harper
32Marquez Clark
33Travis Labhart
34Donatella Luckett
35Lance Lewis
36Joseph Anderson
37Josh Stewart
WR21Roddy White
2Brian Hartline
3Devin Hester
4Denarius Moore
5Marcus Thigpen
6Ace Sanders
7Riley Cooper
8Austin Pettis
9Ryan Broyles
10Joe Morgan
11Jacoby Jones
12Emory Blake
13A.J. Jenkins
14Mike Brown
15Onterio McCalebb
16Tandon Doss
17Jimmie Hunt
18Milton Williams III
19Michael Preston
20Phil Bates
21Devante Davis
22Devon Wylie
23Isiah Ferguson
24Ryan Lankford
25Daniel Rodriguez
26James Butler
27Clyde Gates
28Marcus Harris
29Ryan Whalen
30Juron Criner
31Tom Nelson
32Andre Davis
33Demetrius Wilson
34Josh Reese
35Trevor Harman
36Paul Browning
37Austin Willis
38Saalim Hakim
39Chris King
40Trindon Holliday
41Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Beau Gardner
6Mickey Shuler
7Chase Ford
8Matt Spaeth
9Richard Gordon
10Nick Kasa
11Chase Dixon
12D.J. Williams
13Mike McFarland
14Rob Blanchflower
15Jacob Maxwell
16David Paulson
17Steve Maneri
18Jimmay Mundine
19Cameron Clear
20Kevin Greene
21Brandon Barden
22Gerell Robinson
23Jake Murphy
24Jay Rome
25Ryan Taylor
26Brett Brackett
27Michael Egnew
28Adrien Robinson
29Dan Light
30Jack Tabb
31Jordan Thompson
LT1Tyson Chandler
2Eugene Monroe
3Charles Brown
4Pierce Burton
5John Fullington
6Will Beatty
7Micah Hatchie
8Jason Fox
9David Hedelin
10Keith Lumpkin
11Jake Long
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Edawn Coughman
3Ben Heenan
4Antoine Everett
5Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
6Tanner Hawkinson
7Darren Keyton
8Cory Tucker
C1Manuel Ramirez
2Julian Vandervelde
3Khaled Holmes
4Braxston Cave
5Brian De La Puente
6Ben Clarke
7James Stone
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Todd Herremans
3Jahri Evans
4Paul Fanaika
5Leon Brown
6Garrett Gilkey
7Adam Replogle
8Ronald Patrick
RT1Mike Adams
2Tayo Fabuluje
3Kelvin Palmer
4Lamar Holmes
5Zeth Ramsay
6Patrick Miller
K1Josh Scobee
2Shaun Suisham
3Brandon Bogotay
4Kyle Brindza
5Brad Craddock
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Jaden Oberkrom
9Corey Acosta
10Mike Meyer
11Andrew Furney
12Justin Manton
13Ty Long