Michael Crabtree | WR | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 2/18/2015 9:25am et
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent WR Michael Crabtree was frustrated with his role at the end of last season, and he recently removed any mention of the 49ers from his Twitter bio. Some interpret that as a signal he is ready to move on to a new organization.
Huddle Up: Crabtree will likely be one of the more sought-after receivers on the open market, and with San Francisco still a run-heavy offense don't look for them to pony up the kind of money it will take to keep him around.
Posted: 12/25/2014 11:48pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (knee) was a full participant in practice for the second day in a row Thursday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Looks like a Sunday green light is ahead for Crabtree, who matched third-highest reception total (7) of the season last week against the Chargers.
Posted: 12/23/2014 4:10pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (back) is expected to be ready for Week 17, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
Huddle Up: Even if he plays, Crabtree can hardly be trusted after catching all of four passes for 24 yards over the last two games.
Posted: 11/28/2014 12:12am et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (ribs) left the team's game with a rib injury Thursday, Nov. 27, but he was able to return after being examined by trainers.
Huddle Up: Crabtree finished with only 3 catches for 10 years on a brutal offensive night for the Niners (164 total yards) and hopefully you didn't start him against a surging Seattle D that's starting to resemble last season's dominant unit following back-to-back 19-3 division wins.
Posted: 11/11/2014 6:18pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree made it a point to voice his frustration about his role in the offense when interviewed about making a big fourth-down catch in the Week 10 win over the New Orleans Saints. Crabtree was pulled from many first- and second-down situations against the Saints. "Third down. I'm a third-down receiver. I mean, I'm like the third option. So I come in and I do my job," Crabtree said.
Huddle Up: Crabtree, who has 40 catches among 68 targets for 424 yards and three TDs this season, has been completely overshadowed by fellow wideout Aquan Boldin (51-of-77 for 635 yards and 3 TDs). He hasn't had more than five catches or 62 yards in a game since Week 3 and doesn't belong in the majority of fantasy lineups -- or even on rosters -- until his production ramps up.
Posted: 9/5/2014 7:42pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (calf) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 5, and is listed as questionable for Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Crabtree is fully expected to start against one of the worst defenses in the NFL on paper. He's locked in as a high-end WR2 this week.
Posted: 9/4/2014 10:33pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree was a limited participant in practice because of a calf injury Thursday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs counting on a healthy Crabtree after he missed most of last season recovering from an Achillies' tear are back to monitoring injury reports before the season even begins. See if Friday's prognosis is any brighter.
Posted: 8/9/2014 2:56pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (hamstring) should return to practice in the near future, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: The 49ers aren't going to rush Crabtree back in the preseason. He already has a good chemistry with QB Colin Kaepernick. The situation should be monitored but as long as Crabtree is ready to go by Week 1, he'll be locked in as Kaepernick's top receiver.
Posted: 8/2/2014 11:31am et
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (hamstring) is nursing a sore hamstring, and he should be back within two weeks.
Huddle Up: Crabtree will miss some practice time and perhaps a preseason game but he's in no danger of missing the season opener. Crabtree should have a big year as Colin Kaepernick's favorite receiver in what is expected to be a more wide-open 49ers' offense this season.