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Crabtree: Low contract offer was 'a harsh reality'

8:39 PM, Mar. 16, 2013
Tom Crabtree thought the Green Bay Packers would do more to try to re-sign him. File/Press-Gazette Media
Tom Crabtree thought the Green Bay Packers would do more to try to re-sign him. File/Press-Gazette Media
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Tom Crabtree ended up being surprised and feeling bittersweet about leaving the Green Bay Packers.

Though the Packers didn't tender Crabtree in restricted free agency, they still wanted to re-sign him, and Crabtree figured he'd be back with them not long after free agency opened Tuesday. But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a better offer, and Crabtree on Friday agreed to a two-year deal reportedly worth $1.6 million.

The 27-year-old tight end, vacationing with family in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, said he'll sign the deal on Sunday in Tampa, Fla. ...

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