10:26 AM EDT, Tue April 28, 2015

Position group pre-draft analysis: WR

Fifth in a series examining Raiders position groups heading in to the NFL Draft Thursday through Saturday: Starters: James Jones, Michael Crabtree Backups: Rod Streater, Andre Holmes, Kenbrell Thompkins, Brice Butler, Jeremy Gallon, Seth Roberts. Analysis: Jones and Crabtree are… Continue Reading →

Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree is glad to be wanted and needed and ‘can’t wait to go play’

Michael Crabtree left the 49ers in free agency with the hope of landing a multi-year contract worth tens of millions of dollars. Instead, the best catch he could make was a one-year, $3.2 million deal across the bay with the… Continue Reading →
Silver And Black Pride Apr 21, 2015

Raiders 2015 Draft Pick or Pass: Amari Cooper

Long believed to be the best receiver in this class, Alabama's Amari Cooper has faced some stiff competition in wake of the combine. So, with a major hole at wide receiver, do our writers like Amari Cooper at No. 4? If there's any position with an absolutely glaring hole on the Oakland roster, it's probably wide receiver. Yes, the Raiders signed Michael Crabtree and still have James Jones, Rod Streater and Andre Holmes (among others), but the need for a No. 1 receiver remains evident. The good news for Oakland is that of all the positions in this draft, wide receiver might be the...
Silver And Black Pride Apr 15, 2015

Michael Crabtree contract incentives with Raiders broken down

Monday night Michael Crabtree officially signed with the Raiders on a one-year deal. Here are all the contract details as broken down by Joel Corry of the National Football Post. 1-year, $3.2 million deal -- $1.3 million signing bonus, $1.4 million base salary, $250k workout bonus, $250k per game roster bonus $1.8 million in incentives for a max possible $5 million -- $400k for 70 catches or 900 yards -- $1.4 million for 100 catches or 1400 yards -- $400k for being named to the Pro Bowl Based on Crabtree's career numbers so far, the $400k incentive for 70 catches or 900 yards is the only...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 14, 2015

Crabtree's 49ers career compounded by the ones that got away

Michael Crabtree leaves the 49ers tied with John Taylor for ninth on the all-time receptions list.The ones that got away, however, overshadow Crabtree's tenure.

Crabtree's 49ers career compounded by the ones that got away

Michael Crabtree leaves the 49ers tied with John Taylor for ninth on the all-time receptions list. The ones that got away, however, overshadow Crabtree's tenure. That is partly why his exit to the Raiders, on a one-year deal Monday, isn't… Continue Reading →
Niners Nation Apr 14, 2015

Michael Crabtree Raiders contract worth $3 million, with another $2 million incentives, according to reports

We've got some contract details for Michael Crabtree's deal with the Oakland Raiders. We break down what it means for the comp pick formula. Michael Crabtree agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders, and is expected to officially sign the deal this week. Numerous sources reported the deal, and then Crabtree confirmed it himself on Twitter. Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport have both followed up with more details. Schefter reported it as $3 million with $2 million in incentives. Rapoport reported it as $3.2 million with $1.8 million in incentives. I would assume...

The Michael Crabtree legacy

How will Michael Crabtree look in black with a dash of silver? The former 49ers wide receiver has signed with the Greatness of the Raiders for a one-year deal worth $3 million and incentives that could lift compensation into the $5 million range. The contract was first announced by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Reportedly, Crabtree turned down a longer-term deal for nearly $3 million per in Miami, apparently because he was waiting for more money elsewhere. Free agency rarely works that way after March when the top free agents go for top dollar. Usually, the longer a free agent lingers on the...
Niners Nation Apr 14, 2015

Golden Nuggets: Across The Bay He Goes

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet Six years ago, the Oakland Raiders skipped drafting college football's best receiver in Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree. This year, they will finally unite. Michael Crabtree is signing a one year deal reportedly for $3.2 million dollars. The signing likely gives the Niners a compensatory pick in the 2016 draft. Most people thought that Crabtree would sign with another team, but didn't think it would take this long to do so. Michael Crabtree was highly unlikely to ever...

Michael Crabtree to Oakland decision puzzles

Michael Crabtree has not been as explosive in the one-and-a-half seasons since tearing an Achilles' as he was before the injury but that didn't stop the Oakland Raiders from signing the unrestricted free agent wide receiver Monday evening. Crabtree announced...
Silver And Black Pride Apr 14, 2015

Raiders officially add Michael Crabtree on 1-year incentive laden deal

The Raiders have officially signed wide receiver Michael Crabtree, Monday night. He come to the Raiders on a 1-year deal worth a reported base of $3.2 million worth a maximum of $5 million after incentives, according to Ian Rapoport. He was said to be asking for $4.5 million per season and should he reach his incentives, he would receive the amount he was seeking on the market. The lack of interest in the former 49ers receiver was due in part to the risk that he will not be able to recover the same form he had in 2012 when he had 1105 yards receiving. His 2013 season was cut short by a...

WR Michael Crabtree--who had visited Dolphins--tweets he has signed with Raiders

Former 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree tweeted late Monday night that he had moved to the other side of San Francisco Bay by signing with the Oakland Raiders.

Report: Raiders agree to terms with WR Michael Crabtree

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree is staying in the Bay Area after all, but it will be with the Raiders instead of the 49ers. Crabtree, according to an ESPN report citing three anonymous sources, has agreed to terms with the Raiders… Continue Reading →
Silver And Black Pride Apr 13, 2015

What Michael Crabtree addition means for Raiders

Now that Michael Crabtree is joining the Raiders, what does it mean for the team? He is an upgrade at wide receiver Crabtree instantly becomes a starting caliber receiver in this offense. He would likely line up opposite Rod Streater with James Jones working in the slot. Then as for the current roster, Andre Holmes, Brice Butler, and Kenbrell Thompkins would battle for the remaining spot(s). He's not a surefire number one receiver He has the potential to be. He always has had that potential but has only once come close to putting it together. He has one season over 1000 yards. That was 2...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 13, 2015

Reports: Michael Crabtree to sign with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders are reportedly set to sign former 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree

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