Crabtree agrees to sign with Ravens

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Free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree met with the Baltimore Ravens on Friday, gaining a fan in that of Eric Weddle in the process.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the deal and said it's a $21 million deal, including $15 million in the first two years with $11 million guaranteed.

The Ravens wasted no time looking for a replacement for Grant by bringing in Crabtree for a visit, according to multiple reports. He hasn't, however, ever caught more than 89 passes in a single season and will turn 31 years of age in September. In an offense that, as a whole, dropped off after a gangbusters 2016 season, he posted 58 catches for 618 yards and eight scores. He spent six seasons with the franchise, a span that included three straight NFC title game trips and a Super Bowl appearance in February 2013, before heading across the bay to play for Oakland in 2015.


The Ravens have seen firsthand what Michael Crabtree is capable of.

After failing to finalize a deal with free agent wide receiver Ryan Grant due to a failed physical, the Baltimore Ravens have now signed a different free agent wide receiver and one who is a former first-round draft pick. "We like his temperament and believe he is a good fit for our football team, on and off the field", general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement. His 25 touchdowns over the past three seasons ranks fifth in the NFL. Two years ago, Crabtree had seven catches for 88 yards and three touchdowns during a 28-27 Raiders win at M&T Bank Stadium. The 49ers parted ways with Crabtree following the 2014 season, and he signed on with the Oakland Raiders.

Brown, two years removed from a 1,000-yard season, expects to ring up big numbers with Baltimore.

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