Well, that was quick.

It turns out NFL fans won’t get another edition of the contentious rivalry between 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was released by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday.

The former 49ers and Raiders wide receiver had played just 30 snaps in two games with Arizona after being a healthy scratch in Week 1.

Crabtree and Sherman were famously involved in one of the most memorable plays in recent NFL playoff history, as the then-Seahawk Sherman tipped a pass intended for Crabtree that was intercepted in the end zone to beat the 49ers in the 2013 NFC Championship Game.

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Sherman didn’t have much to say when Crabtree signed with Arizona last month, so don’t expect to hear more from him now that his former nemesis is out of a job.


Crabtree was the No. 10 overall pick by San Francisco in 2009, and played six years with the 49ers before moving across the Bay for three seasons with the Raiders.