Holdout is Over: Crabtree Signs
Well the waiting if finally over, after holding out for God knows how long, Michael Crabtree and the 49ers have finally reached an agreement and have come to terms. Adam Schefter reported late last night on his Twitter that the two sides came to an agreement. Here is what Matt Barrows said about the deal.
Crabtree deal finished; WR to sign six-year deal
Our long, regional nightmare is finally over: Michael Crabtree has a contract. It took most of Tuesday and a good chunk of Wednesday but Crabtree’s agent Eugene Parker and 49ers negotiator Paraag Marathe finally worked out a deal. The team’s initial offer way back in the summer was a five-year deal with about $16 million guaranteed. Once the two sides got together yesterday afternoon, the sticking point was the length of the deal, according to someone close to the negotiations. The new deal is for six years, something the 49ers insisted upon due to the time Crfabtree already has missed. But Crabtree can make it into a five-year deal with on-field incentives. Playing time early in his career will be key.