49ers News: WR Michael Crabtree's Contract Year Not Going As Planned

The San Francisco 49ers have struggled with inconsistency en route to a 4-4 start to the 2014 NFL season. WR Michael Crabtree, attempting to secure a huge contract as a free agent this offseason, is having a campaign emblematic of the team's struggles.

Per Mike Florio of NBC's Pro Football Talk, Crabtree's contract year is going "not too well.  Catches and yards are down, drops are up.  And Crabtree is touchy about the perception that he’s struggling with another injury to his left foot, which has had a pair of surgeries since 2009."

Crabtree has been noticeably hobbled at times with what seems to be a reaggravation of past injuries to his foot. However, he's not letting on like it's bothering him.

What are you talking about about a foot?” Crabtree said recently, via Florio's article on Saturday. “I’ve played eight games since then and you’re talking about my foot?  We’re good, man.  That ain’t even a question to even ask me.”

If Crabtree's production continues to be a problem as the season winds down, he could be looking at a one-year deal instead of a multi-year commitment on the open market.

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