WR Michael Crabtree signs 1-year deal with Cardinals
Aug 21, 2019, 7:59 PM | Updated: Aug 22, 2019, 1:09 pm
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The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran wide receiver Michael Crabtree, the team announced Wednesday.
Crabtree initially visited Arizona for a workout in early August but did not come to an agreement with the Cardinals.
The free agent Crabtree most recently played for the Baltimore Ravens. Crabtree made 54 catches on 100 targets for 607 yards and three touchdowns last year.
He previously played for the Oakland Raiders (2015-17) and San Francisco 49ers (2009-14), the latter of which he was coached by Jerry Sullivan.
On Wednesday, the team released wide receiver Kevin White.
White was on the bubble of a crowded wide receiver room that is led by Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. Along with recent draftees Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson, other wideouts looking to make the roster include Trent Sherfield, Chad Williams, Damiere Byrd and Pharoh Cooper.
A product of Texas Tech, Crabtree played in college for then-Red Raiders head coach Mike Leach, the godfather of the Air Raid offensive system adopted by current Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who played and coached at Texas Tech.
Crabtree has produced more than 600 yards in all but one of his 10 NFL seasons and has crossed the 1,000-yard mark twice (2012, ’16).
The soon-to-be 32-year-old has 7,477 total yards and 54 touchdowns in his NFL career. At Texas Tech, he recorded 1,962 receiving yards in the 2007 season, which holds as the third-most in college football history.Array