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.