The Raiders have decided not to let Michael Crabtree test free agency. The team announced Wednesday that the wide receiver has signed an extension that will replace the one-year deal he signed in April.
The extension, which will pay Crabtree $35 million over the next four years, includes $19 million in guaranteed money for the 27-year-old, according to NFL.com. The $8.75 million average annual value of the deal makes Crabtree the NFL's 13th-highest paid receiver.
The Raiders decision to reward Crabtree isn't a shocking one. The 10th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft is on pace for 88 catches, 1,013 yards and nine touchdowns this season.
Crabtree signed with the Raiders after spending his first NFL six seasons across the bay in San Francisco. Crabtree's biggest season with the 49ers came in 2012, when he caught 85 passes for 1,105 yards in a year where the 49ers made it to the Super Bowl.
Crabtree said in September that the 49ers offered him a new deal after 2014, but he turned it down because he wasn't happy playing with Kaepernick.
Crabtree signed a one-year, $3.2 million deal with the Raiders. Crabtree gambled on Oakland, and that gamble paid off with Wednesday's extension.