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First-Round Pick Michael Crabtree Still MIA from Niners Camp

Michael Crabtree was a no-show at 49ers training camp today.

The Niners kicked off their first camp under coach Mike Singletary without their top draft pick, the star receiver from Texas Tech. The team said Crabtree had yet to sign and Singletary gave no hints after the opening workout as to when he might see Crabtree in uniform.

San Francisco general manager Scot McCloughan raised both hands up in the air as if to say he had no guess, either.

“Nothing new,” McCloughan said.

“That’s one of those things, whoever’s out here, that’s who I’m going to be focused on right now,” Singletary said after a two-hour opening session. “When that happens, I’m excited about it, but I’m not looking back wondering when it’s going to happen. I haven’t asked anybody anything. These guys out here, we’ve got to make sure we’re ready.

“The most important thing that I can do is make sure this team understands that one guy coming is not going to make the whole picture different. We need to make sure we’re getting better each day. I’m excited that we have him. I know we want to have him and when the timing’s right he’ll be here.”

Singletary said earlier in the week he wouldn’t be surprised if Crabtree hadn’t agreed to a contract by the first day. The rest of the rookies reported to the training complex Tuesday.

The record-setting receiver was the 10th overall pick in the NFL draft after he unexpectedly slipped several spots. He’s listed and wearing No. 15 on the roster being handed out on a day when practice was open to the public.

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