Tag:Michael Crabtree
Posted on: September 22, 2009 8:34 am

Jets accused of tampering with Crabtree

The Jets' pursuit of a top-notch wide receiver could land them in trouble with the NFL, according to the New York Daily News.

The 49ers, who are in a contract dispute with rookie receiver Michael Crabtree, have filed tampering charges against the Jets.

The Jets, through a team spokesman, denied the allegations.

Crabtree, the 10th overall pick in the draft, is threatening to sit out the season and reenter the draft in 2010. The 49ers may believe the Jets contacted Crabtree's agent, Eugene Parker, to let him know they'd be interested in trading for his rights, or in drafting him in 2010 with a better salary than the 49ers are offering.
Posted on: September 16, 2009 1:16 pm

Crabtree offer is reduced

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the 49ers are poised to drop their offer to Michael Crabtree, who was the No. 10 overall pick out of Texas Tech.

The 49ers' offer has been reported at five years and $20 million, with $16 million guaranteed.

According to a Yahoo! report, the 49ers are willing to give Crabtree incentives that would take them to within a dollar less of the package given to No. 9 pick B.J. Raji. (Raji got a reported five-year deal for $28.5 million with almost $18 million guaranteed.)
Posted on: May 4, 2009 8:51 am

Did Mangini leak reports about Crabtree?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns coach Eric Mangini refuted Texas Tech coach Mike Leach's claims that Mangini leaked reports of receiver Michael Crabtree acting like a diva during his meeting with the Browns.

Leach went off on Mangini after Crabtree slipped to the 49ers at No. 10 overall.

"Michael Crabtree has been more successful as a receiver than that guy has as a coach at this point," Leach told the Sacramento Bee.

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