So with the 49ers and receiver Michael Crabtree hunkering down for what could be an extended holdout, how far along have the negotiations progressed?
Um, they haven’t.
Per multiple league sources, agent Eugene Parker hasn’t even communicated an offer to the team, even though rookies are due to report tomorrow.
There’s a theory making the rounds that Crabtree’s injured foot hasn’t completely healed. And since he couldn’t practice anyway, it isn’t hurting him to hold out.
If he’s healthy, however, he’s hurting himself badly by not being there.
Or, as one source delicately put it, “He needs to get his ass in there.”