Eagles, 49ers talking Torrey Smith trade

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The Eagles and 49ers are discussing a trade involving wide receiver Torrey Smith, multiple sources told PFT.

No deal is imminent, but the Eagles potentially acquiring Smith makes sense. He’s been disappointing while playing on bad offenses in two seasons with the 49ers, and the Eagles would love to bolster their receiving corps for a run at the NFC East title.

The trade deadline is next Tuesday, Nov. 1.

The 49ers are going nowhere fast, so the thought of getting something for Smith would likely be appealing. Smith has 13 catches this season after having 33 last year. He never had fewer than 49 catches in four seasons with the Ravens, and his ability to stretch defenses got him a five-year, $40 million contract from the 49ers in March 2015.

Smith is just 27, and depending on the 49ers’ asking price, the Eagles may not be the only team interested. Smith has 36 career touchdown catches, just six since joining the 49ers.

45 responses to “Eagles, 49ers talking Torrey Smith trade

  1. Pin Smith’s lack of production on the QB play at Frisco vs. his talent level. Although not a crisp route runner, he’s hands are decent, he can run the hell out of the 9-route, and is good for at least one PI per game. Interested to see now he’ll do in Philly, playing with a real QB for a change.

  2. kayakattack says:
    Oct 24, 2016 10:19 PM

    I’ve never understood the logic of expecting underperforming players to produce on other teams
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    If you don’t think playing with the Eagles and Wentz is a greater opportunity than being in San Fran with that lethargic offense, this must be your first year watching football.
    I guess you never seen teams like the Pats bring in underachievers and coach them up.

  3. Making too much money for the York’s liking. Yea more cap money (9.6M) that they won’t spend next year. Cheapskates!

  4. He was decent for the ravens. Eagles need a deep threat. Not that they would be expecting this guy to put up monster stats. But you have to respect speed always. So him just out there clearing intermediate routes for Matthews, DGB and Ertz is all that’s needed. Always having to keep a safety over the top makes it easiest for everyone. Right now, no one has to do that. Put him out there and they will.

  5. As a ‘Skins fan, I’d be happy if the trade didn’t go down. Depending on the compensation, that could be smart for both sides. Not a lot to learn to a 9 or an out route, and just the threat of Wentz being able to hit it would open up their offense. ‘ cause Jordan Matthews is stinking up my fantasy bench. Typical Eagle.

  6. kayakattack says:
    Oct 24, 2016 10:19 PM
    I’ve never understood the logic of expecting underperforming players to produce on other teams

    Ever heard of Rich Gannon or Michael Crabtree????

  7. Smith is a one-trick pony who is great at running in a straight line.

    He’s hands are average at best as he’s dropped his fair share of balls while with the 49ers.

    With a better QB he’ll be a very good deep threat but that’s it and nothing more.

    And no one from the Bay Area refers to the city as “Frisco”

  8. orivar says:
    Oct 24, 2016 10:08 PM
    Lets fix a bad defense by giving the offense nobody to throw to!
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    “Well, we didn’t block, but we made up for it by not tackling.”

    – John McKay

  9. Jameis needs a speed burner after Vjax going down for the year .

    Evans is a stud and the rest are slow possession WR’s.

    Kotter would love to stretch the field out and use those slow possession guys to move the chains along with the muscle hamster.

  10. Howie’s always thinking “cap space” which might mean this deal never gets off the ground. The Eagles are already over the cap in 2017, and Smith would cost them an additional $6.5M in space.

    Maybe pitching Chip back Nelson Agholor and/or Marcus Smith would be a start, but the resulting dead cap space would probably make shipping off their contracts pointless.

  11. Why get a deep threat all Carson does is dink and dunk. That said it would’ve been nice to see him play for a team with championship pedigree like the Philly Soul.

  12. He costs 8 Millionen vs the cap 2017,18 an 19.

    I´m not sure why the Eagles should suck this contract up.

    If they pay a 7th round pick I might be willing to except it for

    A) Cut him if he doesn´t perform

    B) Trade him back to Baltimore if he shows some signs of life

    But honestly the Ravens should be even more interested in him then the Eagles.

  13. Bolster that O-Line Philly…get some pass protection and the run game going to compliment your D, then take a look at Wide Outs. Should not be hard to pass on Dem Girlz this week!

  14. I think Smith should be traded. Should Trent Baalke still be on this team in order to do it???? Not a chance….. I would not let Baalke make any decisions that could affect the team from this season forward.

  15. Have any of you ever since Wentz throw the long ball? He can drop it on a dime from 60 out. If this guy can get open to force teams to defend the deep ball it opens up everything underneath.

  16. I am so sick of GM’s acting like draft picks are the end all be all… By the way… The follow up to that. 7 out of 10 4th round picks fail to make the league.

  17. wdcskins says:
    Oct 24, 2016 10:36 PM
    As a ‘Skins fan, I’d be happy if the trade didn’t go down. Depending on the compensation, that could be smart for both sides. Not a lot to learn to a 9 or an out route, and just the threat of Wentz being able to hit it would open up their offense. ‘ cause Jordan Matthews is stinking up my fantasy bench. Typical Eagle.

    16 38
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    If you double Matthews, Agholor can’t get open, DGB has ‘meh’ hands and the TE’s need to stay in to block because Hullabalooey Vaitai sucks, it limits the offense, especially if Ryan Mathews keeps coughing up the ball at the end of games. Adding Torrey Smith is going to make it harder to double Matthews because there will ALWAYS be the threat of Smith getting free and catching 20+ yard passes.

  18. The guy is making 8/YR and isn’t catching a thing and you think multiple teams are interested?

    This sounds like the 49RS are being greedy and want to drive the price up. Be happy you might be able to get rid of cap space!

  19. What are the Eagles offering? I’d give Agholor for him. With Smith and DGB on the outside, Matthews would kill from the slot. Matthews isn’t a true #1 but he’s forced into that role because they’ve got nobody better. Stretch the field a little and he’ll excel.

  20. Eagles need a deep threat to open up their mediocre WR tandem of Matthews and Agholar. The go route opens the field to help other players make plays. Right now, they have 2 guys running the same routes that can only beat a mediocre secondary. Smith or adding Jackson back in the offseason would help tremendously.

  21. It’s a big cap hit, but if his contract is restructured the Eagles might do it. Agholor and a 6th. Torrey Smith has speed and is certainly better than Nelson, who is not beating defenses deep and doesn’t use his body well to make contested catches.

  22. On the surface, looks like a bad idea, Cowboys look like the class of the division, Eagles look poised for the future but not a team that needs to go all in right now. Pick him up on the cheap next off-season when his stock is low from production in that awful offense, and he is a salary cap casualty.

  23. 7 out of 10 4th round picks fail to make the league.
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    Its because people like Dak Prescott being a 4th rounder keeping the dream alive.

  24. I have Torrey Smith on my fantasy team. It’s a headache deciding when to start him, because you know he’s going to catch 3 balls for 11 yards. But every few weeks, he’ll catch a 4th ball that is a 50-yard TD. It’s just trying to figure out when that week will be.

    A trade from a team with 1 awful and 1 uninterested QB to a team with a rookie but talented QB would be a boost for him. But can Philly make the cap numbers work?

  25. thetooloftools says:
    Oct 24, 2016 11:01 PM
    Smith has no numbers because S.F. has no QB.

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    S.F. also has no team, they moved 50 miles away.
    maybe one year santa clara will win it’s first super bowl

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