Wide receiver Michael Crabtree, coming off a disappointing season, has not gotten the kind of attention in free agency for which he hoped.
Two weeks ago, he met with Miami Dolphins coaches and officials. He reportedly left with a contract offer -- but not a signed contract.
The Dolphins were willing to pay Crabtree “close to $3 million next season,” reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. However, Crabtree is looking for at least $4.5 million, according to the report, so he remains unsigned.
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Crabtree is reportedly scheduled to visit the Raiders this week. The Raiders have $23.1 million in cap room, according to NFLPA records.
A source told CSNBayArea.com last month that Crabtree is willing to wait for however long it takes to find an acceptable contract.
According to a source, the 49ers anticipated a light market for Crabtree and thought there was a chance they could re-sign him at a reasonable price. However, Crabtree has shown no inclination to return to the team that selected him in the first round of the 2009 draft. The 49ers have made no secret of their intention to heavily feature the running game this season.
The 49ers signed former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith to a five-year, $40 million contract at the opening of free agency. Anquan Boldin, Bruce Ellington Quinton Patton and Jerome Simpson are the other wide receivers on the 49ers with NFL experience.
Crabtree, 27, played in all 16 games last season and caught 68 passes for just 698 yards with a career-low 10.3 yards per reception.
In his six-year NFL career, Crabtree has surpassed 1,000 yards receiving just once – in 2012 when he caught 85 passes for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns. He sustained a torn Achilles in the following offseason and played in just five regular-season games in 2013.
Crabtree missed the first five games of his rookie season in a contract stalemate. He sat out in hopes of leveraging the 49ers into a contract that would have paid him higher than his slot as the No. 10 overall draft pick.