Veteran receiver Michael Crabtree signed a one-year contract with the Raiders this week worth roughly $3 million.
He’ll receive a $1.3 million signing bonus and a $1.4 million base salary. There’s a $250,000 workout bonus in the deal, and weekly roster bonuses that add up to $250,000 if he plays all 16 games.
Crabtree can also earn over $2 million in incentives. But those payment thresholds could be hard to reach.
Crabtree gets $400,000 by reaching either 70 catches or 900 yards. He has exceeded 70 receptions twice in six seasons, and 900 yards only once.
His career year came in 2012, when he had 85 catches for 1,105 yards. Crabtree must leapfrog one of those totals to reach his big-money benchmark.
He needs 100 catches or 1,400 yards to get a $1.4 million bonus. The Raiders would happily pay that freight if Crabtree were so productive. It would be positive for the team -- in need of offense -- and the player, who would increase his bottom line and be better set up for unrestricted free agency in 2016.
There’s also a $400,000 incentive in Crabtree’s contract for making the Pro Bowl.
CBS Sports analyst Joel Corry originally reported all contract terms used in this story.