After a quiet first week of free agency, wide receiver Michael Crabtree is visiting the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, Yahoo Sports reports.
Crabtree is testing free agency for the first time since the 49ers drafted him 10th overall in 2009. He had 68 receptions for 698 yards and four touchdowns while starting every game last season. He had 22 touchdown catches in his previous five seasons.
Achilles surgery sidelined Crabtree for the first 11 games of the 2013 season, and he totaled eight catches for 125 yards in that season’s playoff-opening win at Lambeau Field. Crabtree had five receptions for 109 yards in Super Bowl XLVII, where he was unsuccessfully targets on Colin Kaepernick’s final three pass attempts from the 5-yard line in the closing minutes.
Crabtree missed the first five games of his rookie season as a result of a contract stalemate. His only other missed game was in 2011 because of problem with a previously broken foot.
Crabtree was the 49ers’ leading receiver in 2011 (72 receptions, 874 yards, four touchdowns) and in 2012 (85 catches, 1,105 yards, nine TDs). Anquan Boldin led the 49ers each of the past two seasons by totaling over 80 receptions and over 1,000 yards in each season.
The Dolphins have cut ties with veteran wide receivers Mike Wallace (traded to Minnesota), Brian Hartline (released/signed with Cleveland) and Brandon Gibson (released/signed with New England) during the offseason.
The Dolphins’ wide receivers are currently led by Jarvis Landry, who had 84 receptions for 758 yards and five touchdowns last season as a rookie, and second-year player Kenny Stills, who had 63 receptions for 931 yards and three touchdowns last season. Returnee Rishard Matthews (12 receptions, 135 yards and two touchdowns last season) could also figure into the mix.