49ers GM Trent Baalke said he plans to meet with the agent for free agent WR Michael Crabtree at some point this week regarding a potential contract extension.
NFL teams will be meeting most of their free agents in the coming days, or at least checking in with them, so this shouldn’t come as a much of a surprise.
The general expectation has been that Crabtree will likely test the open market and possibly move on to a new team next year. This is still a good possibility, but it will be interesting to hear if talks pick up between the two parties in the coming weeks.
Crabtree, 27, has played out his six-year, $32 million rookie contract with the 49ers, which included $10,065,000 guaranteed, and will now be an unrestricted free agent.
Last year, Crabtree appeared in all 16 games and caught 68 passes for 698 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 95 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.
We have Crabtree listed as the No. 43 player in our Top 75 Free Agents list.