Ian Rapoport reports that the Cardinals brought in free agent WR Michael Crabtree for a workout on Monday. However, they have no plans to sign him to a contract at this time, despite the earlier report.
Rapoport mentions that this was the Cardinals doing their due diligence on available options.
According to Adam Schefter, the Cardinals and Crabtree could not come to an agreement on terms following the workout session. Crabtree did, however, receive an offer from Arizona.
Crabtree has been one of the best available players on the open market for several months, but it appears as though it took until now for the right opportunity for him to surface.
Outside of Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals to have a lot of experience at the receiver position. They do, however, have some interesting young players such as Christian Kirk, Hakeem Butler, KeeSean Johnson, Andy Isabella and Pharoh Cooper, so it will be interesting to see how things play for Crabtree in Arizona.
Crabtree, 31, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2009. He spent six years in San Francisco before signing on with the Raiders in 2015.
Crabtree was entering the fourth year of his five-year, $34 million contract when the Raiders released him last year. The Ravens would later sign Crabtree to a three-year, $21 million contract, only to cut him loose after one year.
In 2018, Crabtree appeared in 16 games for the Ravens and caught 54 passes for 607 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 79 receiver out of 117 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.