Free-agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree appears to have finally found a new home as he is expected to sign with the Oakland Raiders.
It is currently unknown how much Crabtree will make with the Raiders, but it will likely be cheap since Crabtree was in limbo as a free agent for a long time.
This guts the 49ers roster even more as they have lost head coach Jim Harbaugh to Michigan, running back Frank Gore to the Indianapolis Colts and linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to retirement.
Crabtree began his career with the 49ers and played with them for six seasons. After a breakout season in 2012 where he caught 85 passes for 1,105 yards and nine touchdown catches.
His 2013 season was marred by an Achilles injury, but he returned later on to help the 49ers reach the NFC Championship. Last season was underwhelming for the receiver despite him playing in a contract year and being healthy for all 16 games.
He had also caught 72 passes for 874 yards and four touchdowns in 2011, but Crabtree has been a draft bust overall since he was drafted 10th overall by the 49ers in 2009.
Crabtree was a pass-catching machine at Texas Tech as he reached astronomical numbers, as he reached a whopping 231 receptions for 3,127 yards and 41 touchdowns in two seasons.
He will look to overtake James Jones and Andre Holmes as a primary receiver in the Raiders offense as quarterback Derek Carr looks to further develop in his second season.