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Oakland and Kansas City evening notes

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

It is being reported that Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree, who is expected to be a top draft pick April 25, is recovering well from a foot injury.

Crabtree will likely be considered both by Kansas City, which has the third pick, and Oakland, which has the No. 7 choice. If Crabtree is available at No. 7, I think Oakland could have a difficult time passing him up. The fact that he is recovering well could be an indication he will not tumble very far down the draft board.

The Oakland Tribune looks at players on Oakland's roster who could be trade bait. Not surprisingly, running back Michael Bush, the subject of trade talk for months, is at the top of the list.

Sources close to the situation said Kansas City cut receiver Will Franklin on Monday because he didn't fit the new regime's system. Franklin was a fourth-round pick last year. He was the 105th player taken in 2008 and he is the highest player in the class to be cut to date.

Raiders coach Tom Cable will have a press conference Tuesday to discuss the team's draft plans. I will link coverage when it is available Tuesday. At the NFL owners' meeting last month, Cable said tackle is the Raiders' top need. But he believes the position is very deep and Oakland can grab a starting caliber tackle as late as the third round.