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New Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree Has Hard-to-Reach Incentives in New Contract

The Oakland Raiders gave new receiver Michael Crabtree a one-year deal worth $3.2 million in 2015, with $1.3 million in guaranteed money via his signing bonus, $1.4 million in salary and workout and roster bonuses worth $250,000 apiece. However, the potential is there for Crabtree to earn even more money—up to $2 million—in incentives. It’s just that those incentive escalators...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Incentives in Michael Crabtree’s contract set the bar pretty high

The Oakland Raiders under Reggie McKenzie are becoming known for their unique contract structures. Unlike with other teams who try to defer payment of money, the Raiders take their bumps and bruises early with big guaranteed money in the first year so that they can cut their losses quickly in subsequent years if necessary. It’s proven to be a great way to keep the team in a good...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree Signs a One-Year Deal With the Oakland Raiders

OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 07: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers tangles with D.J. Hayden #25 of the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter at Coliseum on December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) The Raiders announced the deal late Monday night. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Crabtree’s contract is worth $3.2 million...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree Signs With Oakland Raiders

A familiar cross-bay rival is joining the Oakland Raiders.The team announced Monday that former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has signed with the Silver and Black. He joins James Jones, Rod Streater, Andre Holmes and Brice Butler on the depth chart, helping to fill out the Raiders' biggest positional need.It's another low-risk signing by Oakland, Crabtree's one...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Still Expected To Consider WRs In The Draft, Despite Signing Michael Crabtree

According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, the Raiders will still consider taking a wide receiver in this year’s draft, even after they signed Michael Crabtree to a one-year contract on Monday. However, the addition of Crabtree gives them the flexibility to target positions other than receiver at No. 4 overall such as defensive tackle, as they reportedly ... The post Raiders...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree signs one-year deal with Oakland

One of the best free agents left on the market is now off the market. It's official.. I'm a Raider — Michael Crabtree (@KingCrab15) April 14, 2015 Crabtree spent the last six seasons with San Francisco where he caught a total of 347 passes and 26 TDs with his best season being in 2012 when he caught 85 passes. Last season, he caught 68 balls on 108 targets. The deal is said...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Sign Michael Crabtree: Sure, Why Not?

It sounds like Michael Crabtree is staying in the Bay Area. Multiple sources confirm Michael Crabtree is in fact signing with the #Raiders. — Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithCSN) April 13, 2015 If this was April 2013, that’d be awesome news for a downtrodden Oakland Raiders team that wobbled to 3-13 record last season, but that has a quarterback in Derek Carr who has the look of...
Via BaySportsNet
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree reportedly set to sign with Raiders

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree is reportedly set to sign a free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN’s Bill Williamson and Adam Caplan. The former No. 10 overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers struggled at times in six seasons in the Bay, but he is a gifted athlete with run-after-the-catch ability. He has 347 career receptions for 4,327 yards and 26 touchdowns...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Raiders should absolutely sign Michael Crabtree

The Oakland Raiders will entertain wide receiver Michael Crabtree in Oakland this week. Columnist Michael McNamera has written a piece on why the team should stay far, far away from the former 49ers wide receiver but I disagree. Crabtree is easily the best free agent wide receiver left on the market and the Raiders would be foolish to pass on him if he is willing to sign at a reasonable...
Via cover32
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Crabtree turns down offer from Dolphins

Why is Michael Crabtree still available on the free agent market? Because no contract offer to his liking has been presented to him yet. The Miami Herald reports that Crabtree visited the Dolphins and that they offered him close to $3 million. Crabtree turned down the offer and is now turning his attention to the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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