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Three NFL teams vying for Michael Crabtree

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Michael Crabtree has been waiting for a while to receive the money he thinks he deserves.

It has been reported that the former San Francisco 49ers star wants $4.5 million a year, but up until now it has been reported that he has only been able to get his hands on offer in the region of $3 million a year.

Despite these setbacks for the money grabber, Crabtree has ploughed on and tried his damnedest to price himself out of some potentially great moves.

Three teams interested

You would have thought these tactics would have put off his suitors by now, but according to ProFootballTalk, Crabtree has even more suitors now than he did at the start of the free agency last month.

"The Raiders, Dolphins and Ravens have shown the most interest in signing Crabtree, reports Matt Maiocco of That matches what PFT has heard. We’ve also heard that the Raiders currently appear to be the favorites," ProFootballTalk reported on Monday.

On Monday it was reported that the wideout is gaining interest from Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins.

We reported last week that the Dolphins had offered Crabtree a deal in the region of $3 million, per Miami Herald, and it's said that the former 49er scoffed at the deal.

What is Crabtree worth?

Crabtree has a history of waiting to get a deal done, and it remains to be seen whether or not waiting so long will see him get the deal he wants.

ProFootballTalk have heard whispers that if Crabtree remains a free agent beyond May 13, he could be paid top dollar by the Ravens.

"The Ravens will get more interested if Crabtree is still available on May 13. That’s the last day that free agent signings count toward the compensatory pick formula, and theRavens are the kings of compensatory picks," PFT added.

Crabtree's career is certainly deceiving. The wideout was incredible for the 49ers in the 2012 NFL season, catching 85 balls for 1,105 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns.

But his stats from five of his six years in California are remarkably average. This suggests that he doesn't deserve the money he desires.

But what do you think NFL fans? Does Crabtree deserve to be paid $4.5 million a year? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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