But he tore his Achilles and will be out of the lineup until he can recover. During that time they are paying him his salary plus they are on the hook for accounting for Millions of dollars he was paid before but was shifted to this years cap. Now, they don't have him on the field and that deferred hit is going to prevent them from signing another player to take his place.
Currently, Crabtree still has pro-rated bonuses due to him, around $2.529 million for 2013 and 2014. He can also receive $500,000 in roster bonuses tied into offseason workouts and per-game roster bonuses. Very complicated stuff.