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Michael Crabtree taking a visit to the Miami Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins have had a fairly eventful off-season so far to say the least.

The Dolphins signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a huge contract that broke records in multiple categories for a defensive player, with the former Lions star basically earning a quarterback's salary. The Dolphins also worked a trade to bring in promising wide receiver Kenny Stills from the New Orleans Saints.

And that receiving corp could be set to receive another boost. According to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Michael Crabtree will be visiting with the Dolphins tomorrow and could sign a deal with the AFC East side in the very near future.


The market for Crabtree has been very slow ever since the wide receiver left the San Francisco 49ers earlier this month. This is Crabtree's first official visit it seems, but it is with a team that would definitely suit his talents and one that plays a style that he excelled in during his college career.

Because of Crabtree's poor season last year - mostly down to a slow recovery from a torn achilles injury - he is entering free agency as a potentially very underrated prospect and one that could prove to be an unbelievable pickup for Miami in the long run.

Poor Form

Despite having a great deal of potential, Crabtree's most recent production doesn't make for easy reading. Drop-prone and unable to separate from coverage, Crabtree managed just 698 yards and four touchdowns on 68 receptions in 2014. He has reached 90 yards just twice in 24 games games since suffering that torn Achilles' tendon back in 2013.

If the Dolphins have reason to believe Crabtree can recapture 2012 form, he would add valuable experience to a greenhorn group that includes recently acquired deep threat Stills and second-year slot receiver Jarvis Landry who showed flashes of excellence after being picked up in the draft out of LSU, the former LSU receiver that wasn't Odell Beckham Jr.

Crabtree ranks number 20 in's list of free agents and is one of the highest rated prospects still available and on the market.

Lets just hope that if the Dolphins do eventually sign him, he can break out the form that saw him be drafted 10th overall in 2009 and saw him record over 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns a couple of seasons ago.

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