Michael Crabtree Clearly Wasn’t “In The Plans” For Raiders

Just 16 days after a report claiming that Michael Crabtree would return to the Raiders in 2018, Crabtree is being released and his money has essentially been passed along to 32 year-old Jordy Nelson.

Nelson’s contract is cheaper over two years, but comes with more money guaranteed.

Crabtree will have suitors in free agency, but there’s no way around the fact that the Raiders wanted no part of him moving forward.

Whatever transpired at the end of the 2017 season (and beyond) was evidently enough that Jon Gruden, who has no history with Crabtree, wasn’t interested in reaching a resolution that involved Crabtree returning to the Raiders.

It’s also strange that the Raiders weren’t able to get anything in return for Crabtree as his contract isn’t unreasonable.

This twitter message from Derek Carr was posted shortly after the news of Crabtree’s release.

For what it’s worth, one of the teams immediately interested in Crabtree appears to be the Baltimore Ravens, who the Raiders play next season.

Crabtree torched Baltimore for three touchdowns in a 28-27 Raiders win in 2016.

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2 thoughts on “Michael Crabtree Clearly Wasn’t “In The Plans” For Raiders

  1. Why. Wasn’t. He. Traded. ??????

    No one seems to be able to give me an answer. He HAD TO BE worth a 6rh rounder at least with all the insane money being thrown at lesser WR’s.

  2. we should have kept crab and cut roberts, we need a better third receiver. i like the guy but he’s unreliable..

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