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Still no communication between Crabtree and 49ers

We mentioned in our first edition of The Morning After (we’ll be pimping it like the Leno show) that Deion Sanders suggested during NFL Network’s GameDay Final that unsigned receiver Michael Crabtree might soon by joining the 49ers. 

And we explained that there are two possibilities:  Crabtree has decided to take the pending offer, or the Niners are willing to give Crabtree more money.

If Crabtree is planning to show up, it’ll be the former.  Per a league source, there has still been no communication between the two sides.

Indeed, we’re told that the team’s reaction to Sanders’ hint-dropping was confusion, and then apathy.

“They don’t care,” the source said.  “They won 35-0.”

Strengthening the team’s position is that there’s zero pressure on the 49ers to get Crabtree signed, with no paying customers wearing jerseys or waving signs urging San Fran to pay the man.

So, yeah, if Deion knows what he’s talking about on this one, Crabtree could be taking the money that has been available for three months, which to date has not been reduced by the team.

“He’d better take it,” the source said.  “Before they do.”

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41 Responses to “Still no communication between Crabtree and 49ers”
  1. DeluxeReverb says: Oct 5, 2009 10:07 AM

    Niners should pull the offer. Let him get drafted in the 2nd round next year.

  2. ItalianArmyGuy says: Oct 5, 2009 10:08 AM

    “They don’t care,” the source said. “They won 35-0.”
    They only get 6 games against the NCAA Division III (errr NFC West) teams like Slippery Rock and Northern Delaware this season.
    Nice job pulling away from the Rams after a tight first half. Boller will get settled in at qb, and probably kick your ass next time.

  3. Big Stretch says: Oct 5, 2009 10:09 AM

    At 3-1 and in command of the divison why would the 49ers even want to bring this guy in? All in would serve to do is screw with the chemistry that Singletary has brought to this franchise. Wait til after November 17, and trade his rights.

  4. hayward giablommi says: Oct 5, 2009 10:12 AM

    Frankly, there is no way the team should be offering the same amount of money they were three months ago, considering this season is going to be a wash with Craptree whether he signs or not. This guy makes me sick. I continue to hope he never plays a down, ever.

  5. bearsrule says: Oct 5, 2009 10:14 AM

    Dione is a babbling idiot. A self-proclaimed “mentor” who couldn’t mentor a stump. Screw Crabtree. Why would the 49ers care now ? They’re rolling and doing just fine without him. Crabtree has done them a favor. Now they can take the money they would have given him, and use it on next year’s draft pick or free agents.

  6. Jose Reyes says: Oct 5, 2009 10:18 AM

    Oh really? Thanks for the update because I was wondering since two days ago there was an update about them not talking. Well just keep letting us know that there are no communications every two days. In case we forget.

  7. Chandler Bing says: Oct 5, 2009 10:31 AM

    Hey, he’s only two receptions behind Darrius Heyward-Bey.

  8. VoxVeritas says: Oct 5, 2009 10:37 AM

    “Now they can take the money they would have given him, and use it on next year’s draft pick or free agents. ”
    Unless they blow it in the draft again and continue to have trouble attracting quality free agents. The guy just doesn’t want to play for the 49ers.

  9. VoxVeritas says: Oct 5, 2009 10:41 AM

    “Wait til after November 17, and trade his rights. ”
    Can’t. The deadline for trades is Oct. 14.

  10. leem says: Oct 5, 2009 10:44 AM

    This is how you spell dumbass
    Michael Crabtree
    he can always go to canada and make 40K a year.
    as for Eugene Parker. a pure snake in the grass, who isnt looking out for his client but for his own reputation. what a flaming POS x2

  11. Resolution says: Oct 5, 2009 10:45 AM

    Please stop reporting on this guy. Everyone here knows crabtree is a diva and/or a moron for what he is doing. Our lives are better off NOT hearing about him. seriously.

  12. CommentSubmissionError says: Oct 5, 2009 10:52 AM

    I *so* hope Dion is wrong. Can’t wait to see what transpires if Crabtree has to re-enter the draft for 2010.
    Pull the offer off the table, SF. You guys don’t need this cancer.

  13. st.michael says: Oct 5, 2009 10:55 AM

    Eugene Parker is ruining this kid. Crabtree may become the next Maurice Clarett.
    Do you think Eugene Parker has advised Crabtree that he should use this time not only to stay in shape but also maybe to finish his college degree.
    What if…Crabtree ruptures his achilles or blows out an ACL while “working out on his own.”
    What if he is arrested in the next year for, hmm, marijuana, DUI, assault, carrying a weapon or anything else that prolongs his negative image.
    What if…(i hope not) Crabtree gets in a car accident and ends up with a broken leg..or two, or worse.
    What if…(i hope not) Crabtree is diagnosed with some medical problem in the next year that will impair his ability to play NFL football?
    too many “what if’s” for me to pass up millions.

  14. BigJun says: Oct 5, 2009 11:01 AM

    # ItalianArmyGuy says:
    “They don’t care,” the source said. “They won 35-0.”
    They only get 6 games against the NCAA Division III (errr NFC West) teams like Slippery Rock and Northern Delaware this season.
    Nice job pulling away from the Rams after a tight first half. Boller will get settled in at qb, and probably kick your ass next time.
    STFU!!!! You Jim Rome wannabe. They don’t make the schedule they play who there given. And how much do you really know about football to think Kyle Boller’s going to get settled in???? You’ve got to be kidding right??? He couldn’t get settled in Baltimore what makes you think he will in St. Louis. Get a Clue ASS!!! Classic!!!

  15. painday says: Oct 5, 2009 11:02 AM

    Speakin for all NINERS fans, and as a season ticket holder, I don’t want Craptree. He missed camp, dosent know the offense, will probibly get injured due to not being in football shape, and if he does well, holdout for more money. the NINERS are rolling without Craptree, and don’t need him. he didn’t want to play before we were 3-1. we don’t want you anymore. JUST A VACANCY, WE DON’T WANT Craptree ANYMORE. So…take your cousin T-bone’s advice… sit out the season, NINERS can trade you for a #1 next draft, ( the NINERS already have 2 #1′s, thanks Panthers ) as well as collecting a tampering pick from the Jets. You can play for the’Skins, and get lit up when garbage ass Campbell over throws you. So please stay home. We don’t want you ! If you did sign, you will be boo’ed at your home games, and your entrence to the games will be accompanied by your home fans yelling, ” Craptree SUCKS!”

  16. leatherneck says: Oct 5, 2009 11:11 AM

    The 49ers can’t trade Crabtree’s rights.

  17. Krow says: Oct 5, 2009 11:15 AM

    Some time in November this all becomes moot, right? Then the Niners rights are gone? And this jerk goes back in the draft pot.

  18. QuietFool says: Oct 5, 2009 11:17 AM

    The other possibility is that Deion is trying to establish, in a back-handed way, that he has no clue what’s going on.
    If the guy doesn’t want to be questioned by the NFL regarding tampering, why would he make statements to the effect of having inside knowledge? If Crabtree does sign soon, he’s seen as much more reliable of a source, and the NFL pressures him harder. He gets nothing from the statement except appearing closer to Crabtree, which NFL fans don’t really care about.
    If Crabtree doesn’t sign, however, Deion can try and use it to support that he really doesn’t have any inside knowledge on anything.

  19. Jersey Niner says: Oct 5, 2009 11:23 AM

    “Nice job pulling away from the Rams after a tight first half. Boller will get settled in at qb, and probably kick your ass next time.” – ItalianArmyGuy
    hahaha..you usually hear a lot of ridiculous things from fans of losing teams on Mondays, but this comment takes the cake

  20. tre_fizzle says: Oct 5, 2009 11:26 AM

    “# Krow says: October 5, 2009 11:15 AM
    Some time in November this all becomes moot, right? Then the Niners rights are gone? And this jerk goes back in the draft pot.”
    No. He can’t play this season at all if he doesn’t sign by Nov 17th. The first day they can trade his rights is March 4th or 5th (can’t remember which).
    The only other option is a sign and trade.

  21. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 5, 2009 11:40 AM

    Leno panders to the lowest denominator of his audience, I am offended you compare yourselves to him.
    You might pander, but you have limits as to how far you’ll go.

  22. birdmancometh says: Oct 5, 2009 11:42 AM

    They need him if they’re going to be more than just a borderline playoff team. Don’t give me this chemistry bull crap. The guy is a good reciever…they need him to take the next step.

  23. SeaOtter says: Oct 5, 2009 11:43 AM

    Hopefully when Boller “settles in” he won’t throw horrendous picks that a 13 year old Pop Warner player could have taken to the house. God, that was painful to watch.

  24. Big Stretch says: Oct 5, 2009 11:44 AM

    my bad Vox had the dates wrong….
    cowboys suck

  25. Ghost_of_1994 says: Oct 5, 2009 11:51 AM

    They’ll get Crabtree signed and he’ll spend the rest of the season making runs for doughnuts and McDonalds. The team’s kangeroo court will settle his hash.

  26. shawnc16 says: Oct 5, 2009 11:54 AM

    Italian Army Guy remember the NCAA division did produce the other team in the last superbowl so what are you saying about the rest of the NFC?
    And yeah 35-0 was a result of Boller just needing to get settled in, I know your comments are usually dumb but every time you outdo your self.

  27. Sonoco says: Oct 5, 2009 11:57 AM

    painday says:
    October 5, 2009 11:02 AM
    Speakin for all NINERS fans, and as a season ticket holder, I don’t want Craptree.
    *******************************
    Speak for yourself . . . this Niner fan still wants Crabtree. He is clearly talented and could help this team . . . maybe not so much in 2009, but Bruce and Battle are free agents at the end of the year, so if we don’t sign him, WR will be a draft need for the Niners again in 2010. As far as the diva thing, I’m not too worried. The Niners have a very stong locker room, not to mention a head coach who won’t suffer fools. If we can get him in before the Week 6 bye that would be a good thing.

  28. charliewade says: Oct 5, 2009 12:17 PM

    Everyone just stop. No matter what happens now or in the future, no one is going to look better or be as well off than if Crabtree had signed before the start of camp.
    The Niners will not get a first rounder out of any trade for him, no team pay to take the chance on him pulling the same act on them. They are without the benefit of the talent/labor of their first-rounder this year, you can’t ever get that back. While they are winning, they might be winning more/easier had that guy been on the team; or future teams would be better with that guy having this year as experience.
    Crabtree is undoubtably going to be worse off, there is no argument on that. He loses a year of salary he’ll never come close to making up. He loses a year off his playing career. Even if he signs now, it is certain the Niners will pro-rate this year’s salary; so he loses that. He has diminished his value to other teams in a trade.
    All this might have been avoided by the Niners had they simply listened to what others were saying and passed on Crabtree because he (and his posse) weren’t work the hassle.

  29. HarrisonHits says: Oct 5, 2009 12:19 PM

    SF should just pull their offer and let him go into the draft next year.
    He’ll fall to the late 2nd round or maybe much farther. Then he can holdout again for top 5 money.

  30. Atlanta Love says: Oct 5, 2009 1:16 PM

    It seems to me that they can do without this guy. If I was in charge I would move on.

  31. Kenneth says: Oct 5, 2009 1:28 PM

    The Niners should just tell this jackass and his agent the following : Starting from the first day of the regular season we are deduction $250.000 dollars everyday from our offer until it reaches ZERO !! Then you can take your dive ass back into the draft next year and maybe you will get picked by the Raiders in the 7th round. I am sick of this asshole !!

  32. Patsfan1776 says: Oct 5, 2009 1:50 PM

    This thing is going to end with the agent taking out a restraining order on Crabtree after Crabtree goes undrafted next year.

  33. stodgman says: Oct 5, 2009 1:59 PM

    Crabtree appears to be a good kid who is getting horrible advice. He is talking to the wrong people now but that will change once he signs.
    It appears that maybe someone has explained the facts about his situation to him. He gains nothing by continuing his hold out.
    The Niners would LOVE to put the screws to him but they would be putting it to themselves too. They need to sign him for what they offered and then decide whether he can be molded into the player they thought he was when they drafted him.
    They do not have the talent to completely blow a #1 pick. They need to get something for him either on their team or in a trade.

  34. FastEddy415 says: Oct 5, 2009 2:03 PM

    I still have hope for Crabtree. Yes his reputation is taking a big hit. I truly believe its the people around him thats screwing with his decisions. There still fault on his side by not standing up like man and telling his people screw it lets sign the contract. He should fire his agent.
    There still some sliver of hope he can make a difference in this season. With him in the offense it would spread the defense out just by reputation. I’m almost positve he will produce more in one game than DHB has done all season and DHB been in camp since day 1

  35. gatorbaitnow says: Oct 5, 2009 2:04 PM

    I hope Crabcakes does not sign and has to reenter the draft next year and San Fran has the 30th pick and crabcakes is on the board and San fran picks crabcakes again. That would be funny.

  36. TheMagicIsYou! says: Oct 5, 2009 2:44 PM

    The Niners should flush their first-round pick down the toilet to prove a point. That’d be smart football business.

  37. giantphan says: Oct 5, 2009 3:27 PM

    how long can this kid hide behind the “poor me i got bad advice from bad people around me” …. he has had enough time to tell parker to go to hell and get another agent,
    if you were an nfl owner would you waste a pick on this prima donna who thinks he is jerry rice incarnate ….. he should have taken the money ….. proved himself than bang em on the next contract
    now his name can be mentioned along with maurice clarett …. another wasted talent who thought he was smarter than everyone affiliated with the nfl
    (waving goodbye) see ya crabtree …. your name will spiral down the draft board and you will get 1.5 if your lucky

  38. ItalianArmyGuy says: Oct 5, 2009 3:32 PM

    shawnc16 says: October 5, 2009 11:54 AM
    Italian Army Guy remember the NCAA division did produce the other team in the last superbowl so what are you saying about the rest of the NFC?
    And yeah 35-0 was a result of Boller just needing to get settled in, I know your comments are usually dumb but every time you outdo your self.
    =============
    No, I’m not going out on a limb here. The 49ers have beaten three teams from the NFC Worst, and the one time they played a decent team, they lost.
    Last week, they needed to make a play to keep Favre off the field at the end of the game – couldn’t do it. How many times is that going to happen to them this year? Chances would be a lot better if they had the best receiver in college football from last year catching balls. Too bad they are not willing to pay what he requires.

  39. 760Raptor says: Oct 5, 2009 3:39 PM

    As a longtime Niner fan this situation is very very disappointing and frustrating.
    I am holding out hope maybe the guy will sign, and he can come close to living up to the hype over the course of his career. I think 2009 is ‘done’ as far as making a significant impact.
    I’m also trying hard not to HATE the guy and his agent. The 49ers probably have some culpability here too, which I’m sure we’ll find out about eventually.
    If draftee doesn’t sign, it’s “lose-lose” for both the 49ers and the draftee.
    The 49ers lose out with a “bust” top-10 pick, and that really hurts. You hope to get a starter if not a pro bowl caliber player with a top 10 pick.
    I seriously doubt any team will take him in trade after March 5th, 2010, for anything higher than a 4th round pick. If at all.
    He can’t work out for any other team before the 2010 draft, and I think he will be perceived to be a high risk personality.
    I certainly find it hard to fathom any team taking him as high as 10th in 2010. Same reasons as above, not to mention what kind of shape he would be in.
    Thus, the draftee loses out in money that will NEVER be made up, even if 2010 is an uncapped year. His reputation could also be seriously damaged (at least to most I think).
    Bottom line, all parties lose, especially the fans like me who had hopes of getting an impact player on offense for the 49ers.
    Open shout out to draftee: Sign now, you have a chance to a part of something special with the resurgent 49ers.
    Sorry is this is too long, first post here.

  40. painday says: Oct 5, 2009 3:46 PM

    Maybe it is presumtuous to say I speak for all Niner fans, but I am in the stadium, here the radio calls, and read the media and the fans comments. To me, it seem that his value has dropped since this will be a lost season. It takes time to get the rythem of the offense and with the QB. The timing, the routes and the audibles. Plus, like I have previously stated, he will probibly get injured. If he is willing to be inactive untill he can really contribute and be in football shape, and not have a huge salery for his first season, and sign for an extra year due to the fact he held out and is signing the original deal and the fact he CHOOSE to hold out, then maybe I could welcome him. But otherwise, beat it Craptree. Aurilious Ben and Dez Bryant will be picked over you and I am sure there are other wr’s on that list as well.

  41. artieblanksucsbigD says: Oct 6, 2009 1:13 PM

    i do not think it has anything to do w/being 3-1 and “oh my gawd” they are winning w/out me. i think if questioned… deion told the parties involved that he was going to spill his guts about the tampering issues. they all would suffer if that story is told(player; agent and D.S.).
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