The 49ers and wide receiver Michael Crabtree hope to reach an agreement for a new contract before the season starts.
According to the report, the deal will likely happen in the next two weeks, if the two sides can find common ground.
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.
- Scooby Axson