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49ers Distancing Themselves from Crabtree

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Do the 49ers even need Michael Crabtree?

This is not the question the 49ers are asking publicly, nor is it the proper way to make peace and bridge all gaps with their erstwhile draft pick.

But this has to be what the 49ers' leadership is thinking, more and more with every workday and brute-force victory:

They're 2-0, don't throw it much, have been waiting for Crabtree to sign for months now and apparently are accusing the New York Jets of meddling with the talks.

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