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Report: Dolphins were willing to pay Michael Crabtree almost $3 million

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The Dolphins visited with veteran wide receiver Michael Crabtree recently, but the meeting did not result in a deal for the 2015 season.

The reason for the lack of an agreement appears to have something to do with Crabtree’s willingness to “wait however long it takes” before signing so that he lands the terms he wants. It seems those terms include a salary well above what the Dolphins want to pay for his services.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins were willing to pay Crabtree close to $3 million to join their offense, but that Crabtree is looking for something in the neighborhood of $4.5 million.

The Raiders are reportedly next on the list of teams that Crabtree will try to get that kind of offer from as he’s expected to visit with them this week. Oakland has the cap space to give Crabtree the deal he’s looking for, but the quiet market for the wideout’s services don’t create much urgency for the Raiders to come in at the top end of the market.