49ers agree to 6-year deal with Crabtree

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers and wide receiver Michael Crabtree have agreed to a six-year contract after several months of difficult negotiations.

Team spokesman Bob Lange confirmed the deal in a text message to The Associated Press early Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.

The 10th overall draft pick sat out offseason minicamps and organized team activities while recovering from a foot injury, but was a regular presence at the Niners' training facility.

Crabtree and his agent, Eugene Parker, sat down with three top 49ers officials Tuesday to work through his contract impasse. The former Texas Tech star had balked at an offer of five years and $20 million, instead seeking money comparable to higher draft picks.

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