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Michael Crabtree Is Not Happy


San Francisco WR Michael "Primadonna" Crabtree is staying away from training camp while he fights for the contract he feels he deserves.

The 49ers selected him 10th overall, lower than predicted and certainly lower than he expected. But instead of trying to prove the teams that doubted him wrong on the field, Crabtree apparently wants to prove them wrong with his first contract.

It's almost always bad when a rookie holds out of camp.  Crabtree probably was the most complete receiver available in the draft, but his foot injury and questions about his heart caused him to drop.  It's too bad, but if he plans on being useful in fantasy leagues this season, he needs to get his butt to camp.

In related news, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey - who shocked the league when he was drafted ahead of Crabtree - has signed with the Raiders.  That may actually hurt the Crabtree negotiations if he insists on making more than Heyward-Bey.