Michael Crabtree signs with the Raiders
Former San Francisco 49ers first round pick Michael Crabtree will be staying on the west coast for at least another year, but with a new team. That new team will be the Oakland Raiders who missed out on several big-ticket free agents this offseason.
It’s official.. I’m a Raider
— Michael Crabtree (@KingCrab15) April 14, 2015
The Raiders are thin at the receiver position which should allow Crabtree the chance to salvage his career. The 27 year-old was passed on by Oakland back in the 2009 NFL Draft in favor of Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Crabtree suffered an Achilles injury back in 2013 and has endured nagging foot injuries the past two seasons as well. The former Niner has lost some explosion and burst that he showed back in 2012 when he caught 85 balls for 1,105 yards to go along with 9 touchdown grabs.
With Crabtree, Oakland hopes to rekindle that same production to help out second year quarterback David Carr. The NFL Draft is a few weeks away and the Raiders could still add another receiver if they elect to draft either Amari Cooper or Kevin White with the fourth overall pick.
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the deal Crabtree signed with Oakland is worth $3 million but could earn up an additional $2 million in incentives.