Michael Crabtree’s agent Eugene Parker is set to resume discussions with the 49ers today, according to a league source. The two sides resume talks after a hiatus of over two weeks.
Parker is set to renew negotiations with Paraag Marathe, San Francisco’s vice president of football operations. Marathe is the 49ers’s chief negotiator and has been the primary contact for Parker throughout this lengthy process. Weeks ago, the 49ers extended an invitation to Crabtree for a sit-down meeting with team ownership, but as of this time a meeting of that nature was not yet planned.
However, both sides seem open to that possibility, according to league sources. The 49ers have not altered their offer to Crabtree, the 10th overall pick, and at 3-1 are thriving without the receiver, with the only loss a last-second heartbreaker at Minnesota on a Brett Favre comeback.
Crabtree has been unwilling to change his demands for a contract rivaling that of receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, the seventh overall pick by the Raiders. But with just six weeks remaining until the cutoff to sign a deal allowing him to play in the 2009 season, perhaps that stance will change.