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Dolphins Offered Michael Crabtree Close To $3M?

Update:

Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post spoke to a team source who “emphatically” denied that they made free agent WR Michael Crabtree an offer close to $3 million.

In fact, the source said that they didn’t even discuss money with Crabtree or his representation.

According to Abramson, Miami could wait until after the draft to consider a veteran receiver, and there’s even a chance that they could target someone in the first few rounds of the draft such as DeVante Parker, Dorial Green-Beckham, Breshad Perriman and Jaelen Strong.

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Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins were willing to pay free agent WR Michael Crabtree close to $3 million for the 2015 season.

However, Crabtree is reportedly seeking something closer to $4.5 million, according to Jackson.

Crabtree is scheduled to visit with the Raiders at some point next week, so there’s a chance that they could come away with a better offer from Oakland.

Last we heard regarding Crabtree, Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report mentioned that he had spoken to sources around the league who believe Crabtree’s market crashed after playing “poker” with teams this offseason.

Cole mentioned that Crabtree was expecting to secure a contract that would pay him close to $9 or $10 million per year, but it sounds like he’s got his asking price down to something more reasonable.

Crabtree has only taken one visit since free agency got underway a few weeks ago and that was to the Dolphins while other reports have said that the 49ers could still be an option.

However, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area recently reported that Crabtree is willing to wait as long it takes to find the right situation for him.

Crabtree, 27, appeared in all 16 games and caught 68 passes for 698 yards receiving and four touchdowns last year. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 95 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.

We have Crabtree listed as the No. 34 player in our Top 1oo Free Agents list.

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