Michael Crabtree, the only prominent 49ers free agent who has yet to find a team, will visit the Miami Dolphins today, a league source confirmed. Yahoo Sports first reported the Dolphins’ interest.
Crabtree, 27, is perhaps the best free-agent receiver still available. He was the 49ers’ leading receiver in 2012, catching 85 passes for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns. The following spring, however, he tore his Achilles’ tendon and missed most of the 2013 season.
Last year, a healthy Crabtree caught 68 passes for 698 yards but complained at the end of the season that he was bring treated like a third option in the 49ers’ passing attack. The 49ers signed two free-agent receivers last week, Jerome Simpson and Torrey Smith, and Crabtree is unlikely to come back.
The Chargers also reportedly showed interest in Crabtree. San Diego, however, signed another ex-49ers receiver, Stevie Johnson, to a contract on Tuesday. Another 49ers receiver, Brandon Lloyd, also is a free agent. Lloyd, 33, sat out the 2013 season.
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