The San Francisco 49ers are struggling to work out contract situations with tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone. Davis threatened to hold out but ultimately showed up to training camp.
In the meantime, wide receiver Michael Crabtree is in a contract year. The 49ers are going to try and get a deal done before he comes a unrestricted free agent in 2015.
From CSN Bay Area:
General manager Trent Baalke said the 49ers will attempt to sign guard Mike Iupati and wide receiver Michael Crabtree to contract extensions before they become unrestricted free agents next spring.
The sides are not believed to be remotely close to new contracts for either Iupati or Crabtree, according to multiple sources.
His presence in the 49ers offense late in the 2013 season was noticeable when he came back from an Achilles injury. In the 2014 offseason, the franchise tag was $12.312 million for a wide receiver. That number would go up considerably next year if they waited and used that option.
General manager Trent Baalke said they’d work on a deal before hand though.
“We’re going to try,” Baalke said. “We’re going to work at it, certainly. But at some point, you got to stop negotiating deals and let these guys concentrate on playing football. I don’t know what point that is. We’ll make that determination as a club.
“But we’re certainly going to work toward that goal. Those are two very good football players, and guys we’d love to have in this organization for the long term.”