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49ers don’t expect to make move before trade deadline

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The 49ers pop up anytime there’s discussion about a wide receiver getting traded before Tuesday’s deadline, but General Manager Trent Baalke said Friday that the team will be counting on the return of Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree to bolster the receiving corps.

“It plays a big role and what you can do and what you’re willing to do from a roster standpoint,” Baalke said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Because those are two pretty good football players.”

Manningham has returned to practice for the Niners, but isn’t expected to be activated in time for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Following the bye in Week Nine seems like the likelier moment to return. Crabtree is further off in his recovery from an Achilles injury, but it seems that the 49ers will be content to hold fast until it happens.

It also seems like they’ll be holding onto the players currently on their roster. Baalke said that the 49ers are “not interested” in trading running back LaMichael James, who has expressed frustration with his limited role on the team’s offense. James has been active just six times in the first two years of his career, but Baalke pointed to the way he filled in for an injured Kendall Hunter late last season as the reason why the team’s in no hurry to send James elsewhere.

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16 Responses to “49ers don’t expect to make move before trade deadline”
  1. assuredmutualdestruction says: Oct 25, 2013 11:45 AM

    I seem to recall quite a few of the parolees…er, niner fans…bragging about James after he was drafted. Looks like just another high round pick by Harbaugh and Baalke that is turning into a bust. Jenkins 2.0

  2. drcap says: Oct 25, 2013 11:57 AM

    I think it makes sense to offer LaMichael James to Philly for a draft pick. Chip Kelly can use James to spell McCoy. They seem headed for a mediocre record this year, which means their draft picks will be valuable. Good for both teams, and for James as well.

  3. Smarterthanyou says: Oct 25, 2013 12:03 PM

    If the Seahawks make a move, you can bet the farm that WHINEbaugh will make a move as well.

    FortyWHiners are a classic example of the poor people trying to keep up with the Jones’.

    Pete has assembled a dynasty team and Whinebaby Harbaugh is desperate to stay relevent.

    SAD

  4. assuredmutualdestruction says: Oct 25, 2013 12:25 PM

    I think it makes sense to offer LaMichael James to Philly for a draft pick. Chip Kelly can use James to spell McCoy. They seem headed for a mediocre record this year, which means their draft picks will be valuable. Good for both teams, and for James as well.
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    Harbaugh doens’t even want James to spell Gore so how do you figure Kelly wants him? Just because he had him at Oregon? He’s only been active SIX times genius. If he was any good, he’d be on the field.

  5. jakafett says: Oct 25, 2013 12:31 PM

    Pete is building a dynasty huh? How many guys are on short term contracts that they have to try and sign…avril, bennet, sherman, thomas, browner, mcdaniel, tate are all guys that can leave in the next two years. They are young and built fairly well, but the Harvin deal will hurt them in the long run, both in cap dollars and valuable picks. So basically they better draft well or their window is small. Don’t get too crazy there smarterthan. By the way love that Seattle players and fans revert to slinging mud to make themselves look good. That being said a 6-1 start would excite me too if my team had never won anything.

  6. eastcoastniner says: Oct 25, 2013 12:33 PM

    Smarterthanyou says: Oct 25, 2013 12:03 PM

    If the Seahawks make a move, you can bet the farm that WHINEbaugh will make a move as well.

    FortyWHiners are a classic example of the poor people trying to keep up with the Jones’.

    Pete has assembled a dynasty team and Whinebaby Harbaugh is desperate to stay relevent.

    SAD

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    You might need to win something of importance to be called a dynasty. Last I checked the Niners won the NFCW and were in the Super Bowl. Take it easy lil brother.

  7. senoreno says: Oct 25, 2013 12:35 PM

    What’s even sadder is the ridiculous amount of time Seahawks fans spend on 49er blogs, articles, forums etc. 9er fans don’t even bother to waste time wondering what Seahawks fans care or think. I wonder why they spend so much wasted time spewing non-sense? Hell even 1 of our local radio guys traveled up to Seattle and was very surprised about the amount of time your sports stations spend talking trash about the 49ers. This type of behavior is usually conducive to feeling inferior and threatened. Of course you will never admit, but your actions are enough convincing for me.

  8. bigredgoog says: Oct 25, 2013 12:48 PM

    Texans need a running back and have several good receivers. I doubt the 49ers would want to trade a first round pick and back for Andre Johnson but a straight trade of LeMichael James or Anthony Dixon for LeStar Jean or DeVier Posey might help both teams.

  9. eastcoastniner says: Oct 25, 2013 12:51 PM

    senoreno says: Oct 25, 2013 12:35 PM

    What’s even sadder is the ridiculous amount of time Seahawks fans spend on 49er blogs, articles, forums etc. 9er fans don’t even bother to waste time wondering what Seahawks fans care or think. I wonder why they spend so much wasted time spewing non-sense? Hell even 1 of our local radio guys traveled up to Seattle and was very surprised about the amount of time your sports stations spend talking trash about the 49ers. This type of behavior is usually conducive to feeling inferior and threatened. Of course you will never admit, but your actions are enough convincing for me.

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    Well said!!!

  10. bifftannen55 says: Oct 25, 2013 12:57 PM

    Smarterthanyou says: Pete has assembled a dynasty team…

    Are Seachicken fans that desperate to be relevant in NFL history that they’re already labeling their fanchise as a dynasty? Your “dynasty” has won absolutely nothing.

    By the way, $67 million for Percy Harvin. Good luck keeping your “dynasty” together.

    LOL!

  11. sprint16right87option says: Oct 25, 2013 1:05 PM

    Of course, nobody should be surprised if James is traded within the hour.

    It seems to me that about 80% of Harbaugh’s and Baalke’s quotes to the media are misdirections or words meaning nothing. The other 20% is praise to their own players, earned or not. I love it. I think it’s great that they use the media instead of pandering to it. And I like that they stick by their players in public. (I imagine they are much more forthright behind closed doors.)

  12. uplate5301 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:55 PM

    The Niners have an embarrassing wealth of draft picks next year. They should be able to handle the Jags, and then have their bye week. Manningham will return when they do after the break.

    Kaep has a roughly 122 QB rating when throwing to Boldin and Davis, and about a 60 rating throwing to the other Niner receivers. Manningham’s return could make a MAJOR difference. He’s a quality- experienced receiver, fully familiar with the Niner system.

    And next year they’ll be able to build on what they have, drafting like a 30th ranked team, rather than like a playoff contender.

  13. dukeearl says: Oct 25, 2013 8:46 PM

    uplate5301 says:
    Oct 25, 2013 2:55 PM
    The Niners have an embarrassing wealth of draft picks next year. They should be able to handle the Jags, and then have their bye week. Manningham will return when they do after the break.
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    Tons of draft picks tend not to mean much of anything.

    You still can only field a certain number of players.

    Try to hide them on the practice squad they get raided by other teams.

    Quality rather than quantity is what makes a winning draft.

    That usually is not determined for a couple of years after the draft.

    Back to back with large number of picks won’t help the 49ers.

    A brief look at next years draft shows the niners to have 1 first round pick, 2 second and 2 third.

    Of course any team can find gems in the later rounds.

    I just don’t see anything special in racking up large numbers of low round draft picks

  14. jackmayhoffer says: Oct 25, 2013 10:43 PM

    lets see there off line is all draft picks except the center. all good to great. willis, bowmen draft picks. alden smith possible the top linebacker in league draft pick. they have missed on receiver more then once but the rest of you seattle tools sound dumber every day

  15. chicagotomahawk says: Oct 25, 2013 11:58 PM

    Hahaha good lord 49er fans are a sensitive bunch. One Seahawk troll and a giant lynch mob breaks out lol. No wonder they troll you girls so much it’s so easy to get you pansies so riled up. Welcome to football, grow a pair ladies.

  16. adderal says: Oct 26, 2013 5:15 PM

    chicagotomahawk,

    Id say its goes both ways, somewhat tame on this sight compared to some others. All and all I think its great to have a decent rivalry it what has been an pretty weak division for years. The Seahawks have had our number of late just as the Giants did before them but still alot better then the years of sub 500 years this team had been stringing together for years prior.

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