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The 49ers and wide receiver Michael Crabtree hope to reach an agreement for a new contract before the season starts.

By SI Wire
August 20, 2014

The San Francisco 49ers and wide receiver Michael Crabtree are moving closer to new deal, reports’s Ian Rapoport

According to the report, the deal will likely happen in the next two weeks, if the two sides can find common ground. 

The 49ers start the season Sept. 7 on the road against the Dallas CowboysThe team has already locked up quarterback Colin Kaepernick and defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey to deals this offseason.

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Crabtree, who signed a six-year, $32 million contract in his rookie season in 2009, played only five games last season after recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. He had 19 catches for 284 yards and one touchdown. He has 279 catches for 3,629 yards and 22 touchdowns in five NFL seasons.

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