As Michael Crabtree ponders the next step in contract n...

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As Michael Crabtree ponders the next step in contract negotiations, he might consider the saga of former Cincinnati Bengals receiver David Verser.
Verser was a No. 10 overall draft pick — just like Crabtree.
Verser put up big statistics for a current Big 12 school — just like Crabtree.
Verser waged a tough contract battle, signed late, got buried on the depth chart and never got his NFL career on track.
Just like Crabtree?
The 49ers certainly hope for a different ending. But with less than a week before Sunday's season opener at Arizona, the Texas Tech star appears nowhere near accepting their reported offer of five years, $20 million.
Even if he does sign, the question at this point will be how much he can contribute in 2009. Receivers rarely make an impact as rookies even in the best of circumstances.

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