A decent starting receiver for the 49ers under former head coach Jim Harbaugh, Michael Crabtree has received few, if any, contract offers.
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Former San Francisco 49ers starting WR Michael Crabtree is reportedly visiting with the Miami Dolphins with the strong possibility of being signed by the team.
Rand Gettlin reported that the former No. 9 overall draft pick is meeting with the Dolphins after not being re-signed by the 49ers.
Would be a great spot for him. RT @Rand_Getlin: WR Michael Crabtree is visiting the #Dolphins today, a source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2015
Crabtree struggled in his first two seasons with the 49ers after being the consensus No. 1 WR in the 2009 NFL draft, but after Jim Harbaugh came in and made QBs Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick into efficient throwers, Crabtree was able to realize some of his potential.
From 2011 to 2012 he recorded just under 2,000 receiving yards and 13 TDs, along with 12.6 yards/catch and 63.8 yards/game. But a torn Achilles he suffered in 2013 – ending his campaign after just five games – reduced his ability in 2014, and he regressed to a career-low 10.3 yards/catch along with 43.6 yards/game.
The Dolphins are in need of talent at the WR position after releasing veterans Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson, as well as trading star WR Mike Wallace – Crabtree would definitely provide that assuming he can return to his 2011-12 form.