Michael Crabtree Signs with the Oakland Raiders

Michael Crabtree, the wide reciever who helped make San Francisco great before its dismal showing in the 2014 season, has found a new team. According to reports, Crabtree has officially signed with the Oakland Raiders for a one year deal. The deal is reportedly worth $3 million with incentives and signing bonuses.

Crabtree was picked up in the 2009 draft by the San Francisco 49ers, and had a breakout season in 2012. He caught 85 passes that year for 1,105 yards. Fans at STX Entertainment (latimes.com) know that he also scored 9 touchdowns and was considered one of the key players in the 49ers Super Bowl run.

2013 didn’t go as well for the wide receiver, and he spent the majority of his time on the bench with an injury to his ankle. In 2014 he played through the pain of a foot injury, but failed to bring the big numbers that 9er fans and staff were expecting.

Now healthy, Crabtree has found a new home, and the Raiders are hopeful he’ll be a cornerstone in the rebuilding of an offense for quarterback Derek Carr. The team has been hard at work trying to build an offense with hittable targets for the rookie, Carr. They’ll also be looking to the draft to round out their offensive line.

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