Crabtree One of Many First Round Picks Not Inked

With camp getting close, there’s plenty of talk about Michael Crabtree and the fact he’s not under contract with the Niners yet. The team has yet to sign three rookies, but as Matt Maiocco points out today in the Press Democrat, there’s plenty of players not yet signed with their teams:

Three of the 49ers’ rookies remain unsigned. It is common for teams to get their first-round picks signed just under the wire – or shortly thereafter.

Word is that the deals for third-round pick Glen Coffee and fifth-rounder Nate Davis are nearly completed. Both sides are just waiting for a few more players chosen in those rounds to sign in order to solidify the exact amount of their signing bonuses.

With first-round selection Michael Crabtree, it will probably take a little longer. After all, only two first-round selections have signed their deals – both quarterbacks. No. 1 overall pick Matthew Stafford signed with the Lions before the draft, and the Jets have inked Mark Sanchez.

After the Coffee and Davis deals are completed, the Crabtree negotiations should be straight forward.

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