Michael Crabtree RUMORS & NEWS

  • What’s the source of Michael Crabtree’s frustration?

    San Francisco Gate "What’s eating Michael Crabtree? The 49ers wide receiver, of course, sounded dissatisfied with the role he played in a 27-24 overtime win at New Orleans on Sunday. When asked about his game-saving 51-yard, fourth-down, fourth-quarter catch, Crabtree, oddly, offered this: “Third down. I’m a..." November 13

  • Crabtree sits with calf injury

    CSN Bay Area "Wide receiver Michael Crabtree was held out of practice Wednesday due to a calf injury, the 49ers disclosed on their mandatory participation report. It's the second leg injury for Crabtree from the start of training camp up to the 49ers' first regular-season game. He sustained a hamstring..." September 03

  • Report: Progress in Crabtree contract talks

    Sacramento Bee "Three weeks ago when he was asked about a possible contract extension for receiver Michael Crabtree, the best face Trent Baalke could put on the matter was that the 49ers were “going to try.” “But at some point you’ve got to stop negotiating deals and let these guys concentrate on football,”..." August 20

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    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

  • Richard Sherman on Crabtree: 'I hope to play him every year for the rest of my career and choke him out'

    USA Today "Richard Sherman appears on tonight’s debut episode of <em>American Muscle on the Discovery Channel (9 p.m. ET) and he takes us right back to that tiff with Michael Crabtree near the end of the NFC title game. “It’s much more of just I don’t like the dude,” Sherman says. “You know what I’m..." July 09

  • Niners raving about 'more explosive' Crabtree

    NFL.com "Niners play-caller Greg Roman isn't giving away any secrets about San Francisco's new-look offense, but we do know one thing: Michael Crabtree is all the rage. Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reported Thursday that the sixth-year wide receiver looked "fully recovered" from last year's..." June 20

  • Teammates: Crabtree never was fully healthy last season

    Sacramento Bee "Michael Crabtree averaged 61 receiving yards a game and helped lift the 49ers' floundering passing attack when he returned from his Achilles' injury on Dec. 1. But his teammates said that despite the near miraculous recovery – Crabtree completely tore the Achilles' on May 21 – he never was himself..." June 19

  • 49ers and Crabtree: Why an extension isn’t imminent

    San Francisco Gate "The 49ers, of course, are involved in contract-extension talks with quarterback Colin Kaepernick. And the same can be said of wide receiver Michael Crabtree, although those discussions are presumably far less involved at this point. Last week, general manager Trent Baalke said the team has..." April 30

  • Jerry Rice laughs off Richard Sherman-Crabtree feud

    NFL.com "Richard Sherman's postgame lambasting of Michael Crabtree sent the entire NFL community into a tizzy. The storyline even made its way out to Hawaii. During a press conference Tuesday for the 2014 Pro Bowl Draft, legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice was asked who had the better rivalry:..." January 22

  • Richard Sherman apologizes

    ESPN.com "Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has apologized a day after targeting the play of San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree with several harsh rebukes after Sunday night's NFC Championship win. Sherman's deflection of a pass intended for Crabtree in the end zone during the..." January 21

  • Crabtree tried to fight Sherman at a charity event last year

    Pro Football Talk "There may be more to the grudge between 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman than what we saw on the field. Sherman’s older brother, Branton, told Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times that it was Crabtree who started the animosity between the two of them, several..." January 20

  • NFL’s other Crabtree harassed by angry fans who don’t know their Crabtrees

    USA Today "This is Tom Crabtree. The fourth-year NFL tight end just completed his first season with the Tampa Bay Bucs, making four catches for 21 yards and a touchdown in seven games with the team. As a member of the 4-12 Bucs, Crabtree did not advance to the NFC playoffs, nor was he called out by..." January 20

  • Sherman: Crabtree 'mediocre' WR

    ESPN.com "The NFC Championship Game was decided when Richard Sherman made the play of the game. Then he followed it up with the quote of the day. Sherman deflected a Colin Kaepernick pass intended for Michael Crabtree in the end zone. The ball was intercepted by linebacker Malcolm Smith with 22 seconds..." January 20

  • Jim Harbaugh: Michael Crabtree is best 'catcher' ever

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers are heading to Carolina this weekend with an offense that looks noticeably different from what the Panthers faced back in Week 10. The most obvious change has come through the air, where quarterback Colin Kaepernick is playing at his highest level inside an attack that..." January 06

  • 49ers WR Michael Crabtree will start vs. Rams

    CBSSports.com "San Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree hasn't played in a game since the 49ers lost Super Bowl XLVII in February, but that will change on Sunday. The 49ers announced that Crabtree is officially active and will start against St. Louis. The 26-year-old wide receiver hasn't played since..." December 01

  • Crabtree: I'm ready to play following Achilles tear

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers are about to welcome back Michael Crabtree. The fifth-year wide receiver practiced for the third consecutive day Friday and is not listed on the 49ers' injury report. When asked if Crabtree will play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, Niners coach Jim Harbaugh replied it..." November 30

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Michael Crabtree practiced fully all week and will play Sunday vs. Rams, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said.

  • 49ers' Michael Crabtree practices fully

    ESPN.com "San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree was a full participant in practice Wednesday and did not appear on the team's injury report Wednesday. It was Crabtree's first practice since being activated to the 53-man roster Tuesday. Crabtree had been practicing for the past three weeks,..." November 28

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    San Francisco 49ers @49ers

    The #49ers have activated WR Michael Crabtree (@KingCrab15).

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers will activate WR Michael Crabtree off PUP today and he is expected to play Sunday

  • 49ers' Crabtree will not play Monday night

    CSN Bay Area "The return of 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree will have to wait at least another week. The 49ers did not activate Crabtree to the 53-man roster by the 1 p.m. (PT) deadline Monday, making him ineligible to make his season debut in the nationally televised night game against Washington at..." November 25

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #49ers viewing it as a game-time decision on whether Crabtree plays. From what I gather, it would be a mild surprise if he does. We’ll see

  • Harbaugh keeps door open for Crabtree return

    CSN Bay Area "Although it seems unlike that Michael Crabtree will make his season debut Monday night, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh did not rule out that possibility before the team boarded its flight to Washington on Saturday. “I would look at that as a decision over the next 48 hours,” Harbaugh..." November 24

  • Crabtree will be on 49ers' 53-man roster within a week

    CSN Bay Area "Wide receiver Michael Crabtree will be added to the 49ers’ 53-man roster within the next six days. It’s even possible Crabtree could be on the roster prior to the 49ers’ game Monday night at Washington, but that does not mean he will suit up for the game. Based on his participation last week..." November 21

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Harbaugh said he thinks Michael Crabree "is close" to playing. He would not say whether the WR will play Monday vs. #Redskins.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    SF WR Michael Crabtree wasn't activated and won't play vs Saints. TE Vernon Davis and S Eric Reid should play unless symptoms reappear.

  • Crabtree shows quick first step before first full practice

    San Francisco Chronicle "In his first full practice since he sustained a torn Achilles tendon in May, 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree earned high marks for punctuality on Wednesday. “I was the first person out there today stretching for no reason,” Crabtree said. “But I’m just excited to be back.” Crabtree..." November 08

  • "Storm" ending for Crabtree, Manningham

    Sacramento Bee "Mario Manningham today described what he and Michael Crabtree have endured this year as a "storm" - month after month of monotonous rehabilitation, pain and reward, advancements and setbacks following severe injuries. "Just ups and downs ever since we got hurt," the 49ers receiver said. "We..." November 07

  • Michael Crabtree Cleared to Practice

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers will have Michael Crabtree at practice for the first time in 2013. The fifth-year wideout has been cleared to practice with the 49ers as of Tuesday. Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles during Organized Team Activities and is now able to join his teammates as they..." November 05

  • Michael Crabtree likely back in mid-to-late November

    NFL.com "Back in September 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman said any production San Francisco got from Michael Crabtree this season would be "gravy." Thanksgiving was floated as the earliest we'd see the receiver play after his Achilles tendon surgery in May but could it be sooner? NFL Media..." October 20

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Harbaugh says Michael Crabtree is on schedule to be "game ready" by mid to late November.

  • Michael Crabtree placed on PUP list to start season

    CBSSports.com "As expected the 49ers placed wideout Michael Crabtree on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list Tuesday as the team worked its way down to 75 men on the roster. Crabtree tore his Achilles and underwent surgery to repair the injury back in May. It was believed then that the breakout 2012..." August 27

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Michael Crabtree will go in active PUP. Harbaugh says Eric Wright failed physical and didn't comment further.

  • Achilles' heal: Crabtree back in the gym this week

    Sacramento Bee "Michael Crabtree will return to the gym this week. So says a Tweet the 49ers receiver sent out Sunday. Of course, Crabtree's workout routine won't include him squatting 450 pounds or running gassers until he pukes. He'll be eased back into the weight room, probably starting off on a stationary..." July 02

  • 49ers' Crabtree, others can return faster after tearing Achilles'

    Sacramento Bee "A decade ago, an Achilles' tendon tear was a diagnosis that made NFL team doctors shudder. It typically meant an arduous, year-long recovery, and even then, there was a one-in-three chance the patient never would play again. The Achilles' tear that 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree..." June 22

  • Ravens' Suggs on Crabtree recovery: 'You've got to see the big picture'

    CBSSports.com "People keep telling me what's ahead for San Francisco's Michael Crabtree, the victim of a torn Achilles expected to sideline him six months, but I'm not sure anyone really knows. That is, anyone outside of Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs. He's the guy who last spring tore his Achilles,..." May 29

  • Manningham on Michael Crabtree injury: 'Next person has to step up'

    San Jose Mercury News "Mario Manningham paused from his own injury rehabilitation Thursday to rally 49ers teammates in the wake of Michael Crabtree's Achilles tear. "It's sad to see somebody get hurt that's a great value to our team," Manningham told SiriusXM NFL Radio, "but the next person has to step up, man. We all..." May 25

  • Harbaugh: Crabtree expected to return in 2013

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers’ season took an unexpected twist when wide receiver Michael Crabtree made a cut during a 7-on-7 drill Tuesday. As he planted upfield after going in motion, Crabtree sustained a complete tear of right Achilles tendon during the team’s first OTA practice of the spring. He had surgery..." May 23

  • 49ers Michael Crabtree has a torn Achilles

    USA Today "San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles tendon during organized team activities Tuesday and will soon undergo what could be season-ending surgery, a person informed of the injury told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the..." May 22

  • Michael Crabtree blinded by hit

    ESPN.com "San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was targeted on the team's last three plays of Super Bowl XLVII, said Thursday that he lost vision after being hit hard in the face near the goal line on third down. Speaking to NFL Network in an interview Thursday, Crabtree said he took..." March 30

  • Michael Crabtree blinded by hit in Super Bowl

    ESPN.com "San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was targeted on the team's last three plays of Super Bowl XLVII, said Thursday that he lost vision after being hit hard in the face near the goal line on third down. Speaking to NFL Network in an interview Thursday, Crabtree said he took..." March 29

  • Crabtree: Kaepernick 'trusted me more'

    CSN Bay Area "Even with quarterback Alex Smith now a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree was careful to steer clear of any controversy. When asked Tuesday on the NFL Network why he clicked so well with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Crabtree answered, "I think he trusted me..." March 27