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Michael Crabtree will miss yet another training camp

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Three seasons into his NFL career, it looks like Michael Crabtree won’t have a real training camp under his belt.

He was a holdout as a rookie.  He had a mysterious injury last year.

This time around, a foot injury is expected to keep him out the next 4-6 weeks, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.  This is a significant blow to a team that expects Frank Gore to hold out and has poor depth at wideout.

Heck, one of the top items on our team checklist this summer was to keep Crabtree on the field for once. That won’t happen once again, apparently because of a foot injury suffered at the team’s player-only workouts.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that the 49ers have entered the mix for wide receiver Malcom Floyd.  (The Cardinals and Vikings are also rumored to be talking to him.) Getting another capable pair of hands sounds like a great idea.

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66 Responses to “Michael Crabtree will miss yet another training camp”
  1. benh999 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:23 AM

    Does this mean we can finally call him a bust, or do we have to wait one more year?

  2. jw731 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:26 AM

    Hell…..He broke another heel stepping off a curb hailing a cab?……

  3. thesmartest1 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:27 AM

    Who has pocketed more for such little work? Crabtree or Kolb?

  4. bwisnasky says: Jul 29, 2011 9:27 AM

    Bwahahahaha…. Telling you.. DHB may have had hands of stone, but he’s at least trying to get better… Crabapple has been Diva from day one.. that’s why the Raiders passed him up… Good Luck with that San Fran…

  5. transam7816 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:27 AM

    They should trade that kid. He’s a joke

  6. My Last Victim Escaped says: Jul 29, 2011 9:28 AM

    Quite a quandry … Crabtree, theres always something wrong with him or Heyward-Bey, who could be average but will never live up to anybodys’ expectations.

  7. madmax80 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:31 AM

    It’s okay. They still have Ted Ginn Jr with his gazelle-like hands.

    Signed,
    Fins Fan

  8. mrplow3 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:33 AM

    I am tired of Crabtree’s useless garbage attitude. Just cut this POS already.

  9. anactualnflowner says: Jul 29, 2011 9:34 AM

    Get your guns up!

    P.S. – Didn’t he only go to about 2 practices?

  10. phillyisinvading says: Jul 29, 2011 9:34 AM

    Makes that Jeremy Maclin pick by the eagles a steal.

  11. voiceofrealism says: Jul 29, 2011 9:36 AM

    Tell me again how smart player only workouts were. Virtually no benefit, and incredible risk.

  12. kingjoe1 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:37 AM

    Well at least it is not hard to figure out why he dropped so far in the draft. Scouts certainly know more than the media, dont they?

  13. mightymightylafootball says: Jul 29, 2011 9:38 AM

    This isnt that big a deal, because we all know how Michael always delivers on the field during crunch time, when it matters most…

    …oh, wait.

  14. jw731 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:38 AM

    I guess this statement will define me as old school……….but so be it….There are alot of players in the NFL today who perfectly represent the pussification of America….They don’t want 2 a days, they get woefully out of shape during the offseason, and they hurt their foot having a damn catch….Remember the days when Walter Peyton would strap a bag of sand to his back and ran up a damn hill til he was exhausted, every day!!!…..Jerry Rice would work out, and teammates would join him til they could take no more…..Real men, with the drive and heart of champions, now we have bitches who just want to get paid, and don’t want to have to work for it………Go design clothes Crabtree…..Everyone knows you got paid, and thats all it was about……..

  15. eastsideballa says: Jul 29, 2011 9:39 AM

    Thumbs up that Calvin Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL.

  16. jnbnet says: Jul 29, 2011 9:39 AM

    There comes a time when you have to cut your losses.

  17. ny82jy says: Jul 29, 2011 9:39 AM

    Im never quick to call players a bust. But to me Crabtree is now definatly a bust. Year three and he hasnt done anything for the niners besides give them headaches.

  18. andyreidisfat says: Jul 29, 2011 9:40 AM

    I am pretty good at picking which colege players will be good in the NFL in fact i probably guess right at about 85%, but, I was way off with this guy. I thought this kid had unlimited potential. He has no showed that at all.

    Now he could be at some point. And his QB’s haven’t exactly been stellar either. With all the QB’s on the market this offseason and 49ers resigning a huge bust in Smith (why?) perhaps mr. Crabtree will get lucky and his team will win the Luck sweepstakes and then we can see what he can really do. But even with all of that he has to stay healthy and with the same injury popping up the 49ers might be getting worried.

  19. 8drinkminimum says: Jul 29, 2011 9:41 AM

    Classic example of a guy who enjoys all the benefits of stardom without putting in the time and training to really be a star.

  20. forty9asty says: Jul 29, 2011 9:41 AM

    Oh my god, what a joke. I was one of the idiots who was actually excited that the 9ers drafted this guy. Seriously, does this guy have a condition where his bones are extremely fragile or is he just that much of a panty waste. Unbelievable. With his talent, he could be pretty good if he’d give an ounce of effort. I think we’d be better off bringing Fred-X out of retirement and signing him!

  21. raider17 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:45 AM

    Hilarious, and everyone laughed when the Raiders passed on this tool! Like my man said at least DHB is trying. Hard work beats talent when talent don’t work hard!!!!

    Long live Al Davis!!!
    Just Win Baby!!!

  22. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 29, 2011 9:45 AM

    Stories like this are the only reason I worry about the Faclons draft day trade for Jones.

  23. mattsffrd says: Jul 29, 2011 9:50 AM

    as a lifelong niners fan….please, please, please trade this chump while he still has some value

  24. hookermctitties says: Jul 29, 2011 9:52 AM

    thesmartest1 – Pretty sure Antonio Bryant has pocketed more. Wonder where that bum is today.

  25. jimmysee says: Jul 29, 2011 9:52 AM

    Player-only workouts. A brilliant idea.

  26. sicklife1 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:52 AM

    bwisnasky says:
    Jul 29, 2011 9:27 AM
    Bwahahahaha…. Telling you.. DHB may have had hands of stone, but he’s at least trying to get better… Crabapple has been Diva from day one.. that’s why the Raiders passed him up… Good Luck with that San Fran…

    Dude, are you serious? You passed up Crabtree to pick up Heyward-Bey. At least when Crabtree gets on the field he can play….

  27. maddenraiders says: Jul 29, 2011 9:53 AM

    Crabtree + Jamarcus Russell = expensive pudding.

  28. 13xworldchamps says: Jul 29, 2011 9:57 AM

    Thank you Ted Thompson for passing on this guy and selecting BJ Radji instead.

  29. djkeitse22 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:02 AM

    there was a big fuss about him before he was drafted, they said he was a Diva, and some people high up said that was not true……Is it still untrue or can we give him that label, yet?

  30. 49ermax68 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:04 AM

    What a waste! He’s never going to be the next Jerry Rice or even JJ Stokes for that matter. It’s obvious that he likes the paycheck of an NFL player rather then playing in the NFL. I think it time to start looking into free agency a little bit harder, maybe even kick the tires on Braylon Edwards.

  31. 1standlong says: Jul 29, 2011 10:07 AM

    Nice picture. You guys never fail to post a degrading picture when possible. I can’t tell if he’s throwing a tantrum b/c that the pass was overthrown, trying to draw PI or if he tweaked something on this play.

  32. 6250claimer says: Jul 29, 2011 10:09 AM

    This nimrod actually makes J.J. Stokes look like he had a HOF career in comparison. Just wait – he’ll be broke and living under an overpass in Amarillo, along with Dez Bryant, within 2 years of getting cut eventually.

  33. bwisnasky says: Jul 29, 2011 10:16 AM

    sicklife1 says:
    Jul 29, 2011 9:52 AM
    bwisnasky says:
    Jul 29, 2011 9:27 AM
    Bwahahahaha…. Telling you.. DHB may have had hands of stone, but he’s at least trying to get better… Crabapple has been Diva from day one.. that’s why the Raiders passed him up… Good Luck with that San Fran…

    Dude, are you serious? You passed up Crabtree to pick up Heyward-Bey. At least when Crabtree gets on the field he can play….

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    I’m quite serious.. Craptree’s stats last year weren’t that much better than DHB’s… and he played in one more game. Not to mention, one of the things that never gets mentioned is DHB has become quite a blocker downfield… Which is what is helping turn McFadden into everything that Oakland wanted him to be. And the kid works hard, every day… There was no doubt coming out of school, that Craptree was the more game ready receiver.. everyone knew that.. but with his attitude, I will take the kid that works hard every day over the one that thinks he’s entitled.

  34. trollhammer20 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:20 AM

    Hm, let’s see….Gore holding out, Crabtree missing training camp, new coaching staff, new systems to learn in a lockout-shortened offseason, Alex Smith not able to practice until August 4….yeah, that Niner offense is going to be on FIRE to start the season.

  35. hatethislockout33 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:22 AM

    This 49ers offseason has gone from a nightmare to A Nightmare On Elm Street!! We have signed David Akers, Alex Smith and Ray Mcdonald thats it and we have lost Spikes, Lawson, Franklin, Clements probably Goldson and Gore is a holdout I cant take losing anymore…….

  36. xstaticonradio says: Jul 29, 2011 10:25 AM

    To be fair, he hasn’t produced poorly in his first 2 seasons…

  37. hatethislockout33 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:26 AM

    Oh yeah we have no center either Bass signed with the Giants…..

  38. xstaticonradio says: Jul 29, 2011 10:28 AM

    bwisnasky says:
    Jul 29, 2011 10:16 AM

    I’m quite serious.. Craptree’s stats last year weren’t that much better than DHB’s…

    ——————————————–
    Uh…

    Crabtree: 55 catches, 741 yards
    Heyward-Bey: 26 catches, 366 yards

    I’m pretty sure more than double the catches and yards is much better.

  39. 4d9erdynasty49 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:34 AM

    Im so sick of this guy. Something happens every year im not sure he wants to play football at least not for the niners. Its time to cut this guy.

  40. bwisnasky says: Jul 29, 2011 10:36 AM

    Uh.. not really… when you consider what Crabtree was supposed to be compared to what DHB was expected to be….

  41. jimmysee says: Jul 29, 2011 10:41 AM

    He maybe could have been, but will now never be — the second coming of Jerry Rice — or Donald Driver.

  42. daviericky says: Jul 29, 2011 10:51 AM

    Can those of you trying to figure out who is the bigger bust, DHB or Crabtree please stop. They are both busts to this point in their careers. Any of the following could have been selected in the same draft, and have out produced (in no specific order): Maclin, Hakeem Nicks, Mike Wallace, Percy Harvin, Austin Collie… and that’s off the top of my head. I’m sure there are more that could be listed. Give it a rest.

  43. pftstory says: Jul 29, 2011 10:56 AM

    I love “this guy sucks, Trade Him” comments.

    Brings the obvious question for the commentor, “if he sucks who would want him?”

    Rest assured…. There were players who were lazy pansies in the days that Walter and Jerry were running up those hills. That’s part of why those two stood out.

  44. xstaticonradio says: Jul 29, 2011 10:58 AM

    bwisnasky says: Jul 29, 2011 10:36 AM

    Uh.. not really… when you consider what Crabtree was supposed to be compared to what DHB was expected to be….
    ————————————–

    So you’d rather have DHB than Crabtree? Yeah, right.

  45. hitit49 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:03 AM

    Always thought that Euqueen Parker was buying time with the hold out. Bitch was seriously injured when he was drafted. Way to go Scot McCloughan, I guess you were sent packing for this and not showing up for 9:00 am meetings with the empty bottle of Vodka.

  46. sicklife1 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:06 AM

    .bwisnasky says:
    Jul 29, 2011 10:36 AM
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    I’m quite serious.. Craptree’s stats last year weren’t that much better than DHB’s… and he played in one more game. Not to mention, one of the things that never gets mentioned is DHB has become quite a blocker downfield… Which is what is helping turn McFadden into everything that Oakland wanted him to be. And the kid works hard, every day… There was no doubt coming out of school, that Craptree was the more game ready receiver.. everyone knew that.. but with his attitude, I will take the kid that works hard every day over the one that thinks he’s entitled.

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    I’m not even a Niners fan, but if you’re happier with Heyward-Bey over Crabtree, that would be a typical Raider response. It still was an AWFUL pick by the Raiders, and the Bey will be out of the league in 3 years, mark my words. It’s nice that you say he works “hard”, but he needs to show up on the field as well. He was the 7th pick in the draft and had 26 catches??? My man Nicks (who was 30th pick in the draft by the GMEN) had that many catches in 3 games last year…..

  47. thermalito says: Jul 29, 2011 11:08 AM

    The York Niners have become one hard team to cheer for anymore. Can never remember so many dis-likable characters involved with this franchise. To think they went from greats like Joe Montana, Jerry Ric,e, Steve Young, Ronnie Lott, Roger Craig, Bill Walsh, Eddie D. etc. to garbage like Alex Smith, Michael Craptree, Nate Can’t Cover Clements, Vernon Loudmouth, Trent Baalke and his fake smile and worst of all Little Punk Jed York who Id like to kick in the teeth. Dark days for Niner fans….

  48. ninerdynasty says: Jul 29, 2011 11:10 AM

    “Getting another capable pair of hands sounds like a great idea”

    Who has the first pair? hmmmm Davis?

  49. gman41 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:13 AM

    Can you say DIVA! Did anyone watch the “road to the draft”? This guy had his whole family traveling around with him riding limo’s and staying in expensive hotels. His uncle was poping off how he should go number one overall, talking about how much he was gonna get paid. I can’t believe the 49ers didn’t catch any red flags in interviews with this bum!

  50. gadzod says: Jul 29, 2011 11:13 AM

    Who has pocketed more for such little work? Crabtree or Kolb?
    —————————————————————————–

    That’s an easy question. Aaron Maybin….

  51. secdominance says: Jul 29, 2011 11:13 AM

    So let me get this straight. Michael Crabtree suffered a broken foot at a PLAYERS-ONLY WORKOUT, which without the lockout would have occurred in a team practice/workout, and he’s a bust and problem child to you people?

    The fans at PFT get dumber and dumber. You’ll make it seem like he broke his foot cheating on his wife while gambling recklessly at a casino.

    And lets compare Crabtree and Heyward-Bey:
    Crabtree 27 Games 103 Receptions 1366 Rec Yrds 8 TDs

    Heyward-Bey 26 Games 35 Receptions 490 Rec Yrds 2 TDs

  52. starderup says: Jul 29, 2011 11:17 AM

    Both Bay Area teams are not even a shadow of themselves in their heyday.
    It is sad.

  53. secdominance says: Jul 29, 2011 11:23 AM

    And yeah, how could Michael Crabtree not light it up with such great QBs like Alex Smith, Troy Smith & David Carr throwing the ball? Obvious bust!

    I mean, getting injured while working out with your team? How does that happen? Who gets hurt while practicing?

  54. pkrlvr says: Jul 29, 2011 11:30 AM

    The NFL is the only entity I’ve ever seen that gives people millions of dollars, gets nothing in return, and doesn’t do anything about it. If you give a guy guaranteed money and then he bails on the team, shouldn’t you then have a right to recoup that money?

  55. thermalito says: Jul 29, 2011 11:35 AM

    Alex Smith pocketed $5 million this year for being the worst starting QB in football.

  56. secdominance says: Jul 29, 2011 11:43 AM

    @pkrlvr The NFL is the only entity that gives people millions of dollars, gets nothing in return, and doesn’t do anything about it?

    What? This may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever read.

    How many people had have to give back part of their signing bonus and the NFL is a multi-billion dollar business yet they get nothing in return?

  57. jfever24 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:48 AM

    Crabtree – very very close to being a complete bust. He is clearly soft and injury prone. A. Smith – his last chance before he starts working in the fast food industry. IMO, neither one belongs in NFL. I thought at first Crabtree had what it took but c’mon man…. toughin up. LMAO.

  58. nineroutsider says: Jul 29, 2011 11:48 AM

    Sad days by the bay continue…let’s just focus on getting Luck, which seems to be their plan whether they know it of not.

    The last decade, this time of year is typically the best for Niners fans; we haven’t seen the team play yet so we can be optimistic…

    This year however, I have no optimism which is nice…no need to buy tickets. They are going to give us a team of undrafted free agents this year. Sweet…usually 1 in 30 will turn into a big time pro, I like our odds.

  59. Deb says: Jul 29, 2011 11:57 AM

    Question: Since he injured his foot during player-only workouts in a lockout, is the team required to pay the medical expenses associated with the injury and will he receive his salary while he’s on the PUP list?

  60. chargerdillon says: Jul 29, 2011 12:12 PM

    This is what happens when a player with extreme physical gifts excel their whole lives being gifted without having to work as hard as the rest of the group.

    There’s tons of guys in this league who are the exact same type, one example is Antonio Cromartie, this idiot cant stop reproducing off the field and will never practice enough to be the best at his position but physically he’s so gifted he doesnt have to work as hard as a Revis or Bailey.

    There’s this type of guy with this attitude in every job in America, and most of us work with them and hate it, just like Crabtree’s teamates

  61. cosanostra71 says: Jul 29, 2011 1:49 PM

    bwisnasky says:
    Jul 29, 2011 10:16 AM

    Craptree’s stats last year weren’t that much better than DHB’s… and he played in one more game.
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    I mean, if you consider catching twice as many passes for twice as many yards “not that much better”, then sure.

    I don’t like Crabtree’s attitude at all, but DHB has been just as much of a bust.

  62. bwisnasky says: Jul 29, 2011 2:12 PM

    xstaticonradio says:
    Jul 29, 2011 10:58 AM
    bwisnasky says: Jul 29, 2011 10:36 AM

    Uh.. not really… when you consider what Crabtree was supposed to be compared to what DHB was expected to be….
    ————————————–

    So you’d rather have DHB than Crabtree? Yeah, right.

    ———————————————–

    An emphatic yes.. I would much prefer DHB over Crabtree.. any day of the week.. and TWICE on sunday…

  63. sicklife1 says: Jul 29, 2011 2:29 PM

    bwisnasky says:
    Jul 29, 2011 2:12 PM
    xstaticonradio says:
    Jul 29, 2011 10:58 AM
    bwisnasky says: Jul 29, 2011 10:36 AM

    Uh.. not really… when you consider what Crabtree was supposed to be compared to what DHB was expected to be….
    ————————————–

    So you’d rather have DHB than Crabtree? Yeah, right.

    ———————————————–

    An emphatic yes.. I would much prefer DHB over Crabtree.. any day of the week.. and TWICE on sunday…

    ————————————

    That’s the only way DHB would put up stats that are even close to Crabtree’s….if he played “twice” on Sunday

  64. moseszd says: Jul 29, 2011 3:28 PM

    Raider fans need to just shut up about 49er players. JaMarcus Russel was a huge bust and never even made the ‘mediocre’ list. Alex Smith, for all the 49er fan hate, has been within plus/minus half a point of the NFL average QB rating the past two years and that’s without a quality WR or OC and a vastly over-rated RB in Frank the Plodder Gore.

    Crabtree has been at least three-times the receiver DHB has been with 103 catches, 1366 yards and 8 TDs to DHB’s 35 receptions, 490 yards and 2 TDs…

    Seriously, acting like you got ‘the better deal’ is just plain silly.

  65. marcsasharc says: Jul 29, 2011 3:28 PM

    LOL say what you want about Crabtree but DHB is flat out terrible. not fast, cant catch, and definitely, definitely can not run a damn route.

    Crabtree may be a diva, he may be underwhelming thus far, but he is way better than DHB….and it isnt close. at least Crabtree can run a damn route and catch a damn ball. DHB catches more colds than passes.

  66. marcsasharc says: Jul 30, 2011 6:57 AM

    51 catches, almost 700 yards and 4 tds per season is much better than 18 catches, 245 yards and 1 td per season….

    hmm….which player has been more productive? lol id rather have DHB… gtfo.

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