Report: Crabtree meeting is set

As 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan left the building last night, he said he had yet to speak to anyone in Camp Crabtree. He said a meeting today was “possible” but that one had not yet been set up.


Even at 8:08 this morning, team president Jed York, when asked if there was a meeting involving the 49ers and Crabtree, answered “not that I know of.”


But Pro Football Talk and others peg the 49ers meeting today with Michael Crabtree’s agent, Eugene Parker, today at a secret location in the Bay Area.


Such a meeting would likely include 49ers chief negotiator Paraag Marathe and McCloughan. It does not appear York will take part in the face-to-face sessions. He said he has a stadium meeting at 9 a.m., a 49ers Foundation meeting at 11, and an investment meeting at 6:30 this evening.


When the sides finally get to the negotiating table, the 49ers are not expected to make any concessions to get Crabtree signed. The 49ers might want a sixth year added to the contract because Crabtree has already been missing for 70 days, so the money would rise accordingly with the addition of another year.


One club source said the 49ers would likely add some “fluff’ to the contract with incentives and escalators that would only be reached if Crabtree became one of the league’s top-producing wide receivers. That way, the deal would appear larger, thus allowing the Crabtree camp to save face.


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