Report: 49ers hope to sign Crabtree to extension before the season August 19, 2014 by Paul Jackiewicz 1 Comment According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the 49ers are hoping to sign wide receiver Michael Crabtree to an extension before the upcoming regular season. #49ers next contract target: WR Michael Crabtree. There is progress. Hope is for a deal before the season. Otherwise shelved until after — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 19, 2014 The Niners have less than two weeks to get something done.