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Report: Crabtree Next Priority

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Posted: 08/19/2014 9:59 PM

Report: Crabtree Next Priority 




Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

#49ers next contract target: WR Michael Crabtree. There is progress. Hope is for a deal before the season. Otherwise shelved until after



Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

Is Crabtree a No. 1 WR? Talent, yes. Injuries make it tough. He's willing to earn thru incentives top-end $$ rather than argue for that base



Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

I do not believe defenses will agree. RT @Sixchr: @RapSheet Anquan Boldin is a #1 WR. Crabtree is a nice #2.


I think most of us realized that Crabtree had a good chance of being the highest priority extension target, but I think the main news here is that there is actually progress. Also that he's willing to make it an incentives-based contract in large part. Like Kaepernick, it sounds like he's willing to sign a "team friendly" deal in that he'd bet on himself but, if he makes good, he earns top dollar. If he doesn't, the team isn't on the hook huge.

I would never have expected that Crabtree would be open to an extension (unless blown away by the offer) over hitting the open market nor would I have expected that he'd go for an incentives-laden deal. If the 49ers can get a deal that has a reasonable base, a lot of incentives and not a huge guarantee (again, akin to Kaepernick's deal), it has to be counted as a major coup for the franchise.
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Posted: 08/20/2014 2:40 AM

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would be a good deal for both parties with money being based on incentives. actually surprised that crabtree is discussing an incentive laden contract,honestly figured him to be a problem when it came to a new contract.
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Posted: 08/20/2014 12:18 PM

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This is how all deals in the NFL should be. Get paid top dollar based on your performance.

Good to see this is possiblity getting done. People outside of 49er fans dont' realize how good he is.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 1:35 PM

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Get him signed, then Iupati.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 5:14 PM

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eastside49er wrote: Get him signed, then Iupati.

No thanks on Iupati. I expect that he's going to want top tackle money and his pass protection has always been inconsistent. He's a very good run blocker generally, but without the consistent pass protection chops, I'd rather another team signed him to a big contract.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 5:49 PM

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Agree with you on his run/pass blocking skills but the team runs the ball.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 7:21 PM

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I'm excited about this news. c-tree is a stud and I'll be thrilled to lock him in when it does get done. he was playing like a top 10 WR before he got hurt prior to last season. he really can be a huge player for us and his best days are still ahead of him.

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