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49ers G.M.: We haven’t talked to the Eagles about DeSean Jackson

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We noted this morning that some of the teams who are reportedly interested in trading for Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson probably aren’t really interested. The 49ers are one team that has reportedly shown some interest. And now the 49ers say they have not actually expressed any interest.

San Francisco General Manager Trent Baalke told CSNBayArea.com that his team has had no discussions with the Eagles about trading for Jackson.

“Right now, he’s under contract with the Philadelphia Eagles,” Baalke said. “We’ve not made any contact with the Eagles relative to a trade for DeSean Jackson. . . . As of this moment, those reports are totally misleading and false.”

The 49ers could use another wide receiver, but Baalke indicated that he doesn’t believe in building a team with major free agent signings.

“I do believe you’re never one player away because too much can happen,” Baalke said. “You could acquire that player and the very next day that player gets injured and he’s done for the year. And then you’re back to square one and you have to tell yourself, ‘Well, we’re still one player away.’ I don’t buy that philosophy.”

And Baalke doesn’t sound like a man who’s interested in buying Jackson’s contract in a trade with the Eagles.

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37 Responses to “49ers G.M.: We haven’t talked to the Eagles about DeSean Jackson”
  1. chut26 says: Mar 23, 2014 2:13 PM

    Maybe because it would be tampering if he said anything else?

  2. number1hawkfan says: Mar 23, 2014 2:14 PM

    The niners don’t have the Kap room. They have to blow the cap on Kap soon. The Seahawks also don’t have the cap room we have to pay Wilson, Thomas and Sherman. The difference is our guys have proven they can win a Super Bowl. #kapequalsmediocrity

  3. woodsidegil says: Mar 23, 2014 2:16 PM

    Makes sense to me.

  4. seaeagle707 says: Mar 23, 2014 2:16 PM

    Baalke is not in a position that would allow him to entertain thoughts of entering into an expensive trade deal for D-Jax. The Niners don’t have a heck of a lot of room under the cap to go for something like this. (Neither do the Hawks, I’m not picking on SF). I believe however that regardless of a player’s on-field worth, teams interested in doing well have to also seriously consider what these “stars” will bring to their locker rooms. It doesn’t do a team much good to get a guy that can catch a football, if he’s also wrecking team morale and camaraderie.

  5. ctiggs says: Mar 23, 2014 2:17 PM

    Please trade for this guy balke, it gives us a returner as well

  6. reptar310 says: Mar 23, 2014 2:21 PM

    The STEELERS haven’t even been to the playoffs since 2011, where they lost a wild card game against TIM TEBOW.
    The VIKINGS haven’t been to the Super Bowl since 1977, and have never won one.
    The REDSKINS haven’t even been to the NFC Championship since they last won a Super Bowl 22 years ago.
    The BRONCOS are 2-5 all time in the Super Bowl, and have been outscored by a combined 126 points in their 7 Super Bowl appearances.

  7. bonehedmutt says: Mar 23, 2014 2:21 PM

    I’m sure he’s being truthful. He never was in talks to trade Harbaugh.

  8. quadya says: Mar 23, 2014 2:27 PM

    Might a well just wait till they release him

  9. 2013 NFC East Champs says: Mar 23, 2014 2:35 PM

    the whole theory is blowing up now . . .

  10. forty9asty says: Mar 23, 2014 2:39 PM

    While the 9ers do need a “speed guy” to stretch the field as well as more options in the return game, the guy commands too big a pricetag and has been known to be somewhat of a diva…most of us can remember the last diva the 9ers had at the WR position and how that poisoned the morale of the entire team. (I’m looking at you, T.O.) Sometimes you can be a great individual player but hardly does it ever translate into a successful team in general

  11. cubsin2049 says: Mar 23, 2014 2:42 PM

    Go ahead Trent — sign the kid. You’ll have to build a new section of the locker room for his entourage. Then you’ll tick-off your entire roster by bringing in the highest paid player.
    Go ahead Trent. Do it! Implosion begins in 4…3…2…1…

  12. chapmanb2014 says: Mar 23, 2014 2:46 PM

    If I remember correctly according to the 49ers front office they never considered signing Peyton Manning and they never discussed trading their coach to the Browns. Why exactly should we believe them at this point?

  13. sandy102270 says: Mar 23, 2014 2:47 PM

    Why would anyone trade for a guy making $10.5M who wants a pay raise every other year?

  14. thegronk87 says: Mar 23, 2014 2:47 PM

    49ers GM: we haven’t done much of anything this offseason

  15. guitarfreak21 says: Mar 23, 2014 2:53 PM

    All you can take from this article: 49ers may or may not have talked to the Eagles about Jackson.

  16. andreboy1 says: Mar 23, 2014 2:54 PM

    All next week NFL Network will have the 49ers programs on to celebrate Dynasty Week.

    The glory shown will make even the most toughest of men cry.

  17. getyourownname says: Mar 23, 2014 3:02 PM

    So when he denies talking about trading Harbaugh, it gets questioned; when he denies talking about trading for Jackson, it’s taken as gospel.

  18. redeemerac says: Mar 23, 2014 3:06 PM

    Does anyone believe anything that is communicated by anybody in the 49’ers organization?

  19. kaepernickisthekingofqbs says: Mar 23, 2014 3:07 PM

    Makes sense. As good of a prospect Jackson is, there are just too many obstacles to guarantee this a successful venture.

    #KapMilesAheadOfBabyWilson
    #HappyWilsonDidNotGetSBMVP
    #KapWillGetItFirst!

  20. rrthomasxyz says: Mar 23, 2014 3:14 PM

    Seahawks aren’t interested in him either, although if Allen doesn’t sign and Jackson is released, we’ll take him for 4.5m to 5m, but no more.

  21. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 23, 2014 3:21 PM

    Yeah. The 49ers are modeled after the 2000’s Eagles. They’re solely built through the draft and rarely bring in big name free agents.

    That’s why they’re bound to suffer the same fate. A lot of Conference championship appearances, one Super Bowl appearance, but no rings. To win a Lombardi sometimes you need to bring in that big player(s) that will put you over the top. Like the Seahawks did with Avril, Harvin etc..

  22. dickshotdogs says: Mar 23, 2014 3:26 PM

    Nice earring. SMH

  23. crubenst says: Mar 23, 2014 3:28 PM

    Sounds like a guy choosing his words carefully. Read between the lines. Desean is heading to sf.

  24. jayniner says: Mar 23, 2014 3:44 PM

    Baalke is smart enough to realize the cap room isn’t there to buy his $10.5 million contract right now. But if they wait until the Eagles release him, then it’s a whole different story, they can negotiate a much lower price…..but so can the rest of the NFL.

  25. jetfan74 says: Mar 23, 2014 3:51 PM

    I believe the team that will be most interested will trade for him or will sign him when he is cut!!!

    Captain Obvious

  26. golfore says: Mar 23, 2014 3:56 PM

    We didn’t talk to the Browns about moving Harbaugh. And of course we never worked out Peyton Manning. This means DJax has already been in contact with the Santa Clara 49ers…

  27. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 23, 2014 4:14 PM

    He also sounds like a man that doesn’t have any clue how to get within one player away let alone building a complete team. I just can’t understand why a team would want somebody in charge that thinks like this.

  28. waxthat says: Mar 23, 2014 4:18 PM

    “Right now…” “As of this moment…”

    Baalke chooses his words carefully. 49ers door is still open.

  29. alshonbrandontandem says: Mar 23, 2014 4:25 PM

    “DJax is always trying to redo his contract”

    Darrelle Revis

  30. geejon says: Mar 23, 2014 4:27 PM

    The reasons the 49ers aren’t interested are the same reasons anyone with his talent is even available to be had in the first place …. he makes too much and he’s a headache. No thanks. This draft is super deep in WR’s. We can trade up a bit and get someone pretty good without the salary hit or baggage that comes with D-Jax.

    He’s perfect for a team like the Jets … so desperate for a playmaker on offense that they’re willing to absorb everything else that comes with a guy like him. It would be Santonio Holmes all over again LMAO. Good luck with that.

  31. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 23, 2014 4:55 PM

    I just don’t see any team giving up anything to acquire a locker room problem with a bloated salary.
    Over a million dollars per td isn’t what I’d call value.
    He’ll get cut and picked up for $4-5 mil. Maybe.

  32. winged warrior says: Mar 23, 2014 5:43 PM

    the first rumours of djax getting cut if not traded came out of n. y. where both teams are looking for receivers

  33. hess97 says: Mar 23, 2014 6:02 PM

    His attitude matches more with the Seahawks: the Official Team of the Microsoft-NFL Business Relationship.

  34. meseanjackson18 says: Mar 23, 2014 6:08 PM

    Fraction Jackson is not going to the 49ers.
    How about Tampa Bay?
    Jeff Tedford is offensive coordinator and was MeSean’s coach at Cal.
    Tampa Bay is fed up with Mike Williams.
    Tampa Bay needs a WR.
    Lovie Smith is cleaning house and busting chops.
    Tampa Bay trades their PITA for the Eagles’ PITA.

  35. winged warrior says: Mar 23, 2014 6:36 PM

    they also have cheap owners

  36. steves11 says: Mar 23, 2014 7:22 PM

    The key phrase in Baalke’s comments were “As of this moment”. Check back tomorrow :-)

  37. 64post says: Mar 24, 2014 12:40 AM

    raiderlyfe510 says:
    Mar 23, 2014 3:21 PM
    Yeah. The 49ers are modeled after the 2000′s Eagles. They’re solely built through the draft and rarely bring in big name free agents.

    That’s why they’re bound to suffer the same fate. A lot of Conference championship appearances, one Super Bowl appearance, but no rings. To win a Lombardi sometimes you need to bring in that big player(s) that will put you over the top. Like the Seahawks did with Avril, Harvin etc..

    6 28
    WTF are you talking about? Justin Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Donte whitner, Goodwin, Boldin, McCoy, Dahl, CJ Spilman all were signed as FA’s or traded for. Try and stick to your own miserable 12 yr. losing team’s B.S. You know nothing of SF.

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