Former 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has been our top-ranked available free agent for weeks. Three teams have emerged as the favorites to land him.
The Raiders, Dolphins and Ravens have shown the most interest in signing Crabtree, reports Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. That matches what PFT has heard. We’ve also heard that the Raiders currently appear to be the favorites.
The Ravens will get more interested if Crabtree is still available on May 13. That’s the last day that free agent signings count toward the compensatory pick formula, and the Ravens are the kings of compensatory picks.
Crabtree will take his time about finding the right team. He showed as a rookie that he wouldn’t sign until he got the offer he wanted, staging one of the longest rookie holdouts in NFL history before finally signing a contract in October. Crabtree has a history of waiting to get a deal done.
Whenever the wait ends, it looks like it will wind up with Crabtree in Oakland, Miami or Baltimore.