The Oakland Raiders signed wide receiver Michael Crabtree to a one-year, $3 million contract on Tuesday. Crabtree confirmed the deal via Twitter, saying simply: “It’s official… I’m a Raider.”
He spent six injury-plagued seasons with the San Francisco 49ers after they made him the 10th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Crabtree enjoyed a breakout season with in 2012, when he posted career-highs of 85 catches, 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns, but suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in 2013 and was not very productive last season despite playing all 16 games.
He’s posted just two 100-yard receiving games since returning from the injury. Crabtree, 27, caught 347 passes for 4,327 yards and 26 touchdowns with the 49ers.
He is expected to start for the Raiders, and his signing could indicate that the Raiders might not select a wide receiver with the fourth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, as has been rumored.