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Michael Crabtree rumors: Wide receiver could get $3.5-$4 million per year from Dolphins, according to John Clayton

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The Miami Dolphins and Michael Crabtree might be close to a deal. ESPN's John Clayton apparently had a report on it.

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The Miami Dolphins brought in Michael Crabtree for a visit on Thursday, and it sounds like the two sides might be making some progress. I did not see this live, but apparently John Clayton was on NFL Live and said Miami is close to a deal with Crabtree that would pay him $3.5 million to $4 million a year.

There is no word on potential length, and obviously nothing is complete yet. However, if the two sides agree to a deal for that kind of APY, the San Francisco 49ers would be looking at a potential 2016 sixth round comp pick, based on Over The Cap's projections. The team actually needs to do solid work with those comp picks, but having extra bullets in the draft is helpful.

If Crabtree can remain healthy, he provides Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins with a valuable weapon. They acquired Kenny Stills via trade, and have Jarvis Landry as well. The loss of Charles Clay hurts, but adding Crabtree to the mix would give them a boost.