Michael Crabtree announced Monday night that he has officially signed with the Raiders.
- Adam Schefter reports that Crabtree receives a one-year, $3 million contract with another $2 million in incentives.
It's official.. I'm a Raider
— Michael Crabtree (@KingCrab15) April 14, 2015
ESPN’s Bill Williamson and Adam Caplan are reporting that the Raiders are expected to sign former 49ers WR Michael Crabtree to a contract as early as tonight.
Earlier in the day, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reported that the Raiders were one of three teams that have shown the most interest in signing Crabtree. The other teams were the Dolphins and Ravens.
However, the Raiders are in by far the best cap situation of these three teams, so paying Crabtree a higher salary isn’t as big of an issue for them.
Previous reports have said that Crabtree was looking to secure a deal that would pay his around $4.5 million for the 2015 season.
Crabtree, 27, if a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2009, but he has yet to develop into an elite receiver in the NFL. Many expected him to be among the most sought after receivers in this year’s market, but he found very little interest until things settled down in the past few weeks.
In 2014, Crabtree 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 had Crabtree listed as the No. 34 player in our Top 1oo Free Agents list.