It seems like this Crabtree thing is getting uglier by the hour. Of course, there is a lot of potential BS floating around. Parker could be planting rumors among colleagues, who are then spreading the bs further to national media as "good sources".
So the question is, if Crabtree slides down the totem pole, who benefits most?
Personally, I think Brandon Jones is the guy. The reports said he looked good in camp, ran tight routes and caught everything that was thrown his way. He runs a 4.38 40 time, and has pretty good size at 6'1, 210. Morgan is probably the number 1, with Bruce and Jones vying for the number 2 spot. They might even give Bruce the number 1 spot, based on his production last year.
So where does that leave old Crabtree? Well, he's going to have to fight Jones and Bruce to crack the starting lineup. If he misses a good chunk of training camp, he is probably invisible for the first half of the season. This is probably the worst case scenario imaginable, since he has been injured all this time. He was supposed to be healthy by training camp, and now it might not even be his health holding him back.
To think, I was about to get a Crabtree jersey right after the draft. Now I'm glad I didn't. Hardly the start to a great career.