Torrey Smith said there were “negotiations,” but no trade before deadline

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In the days leading up to the trade deadline, there was talk that the Eagles and 49ers were discussing a trade that would send wide receiver Torrey Smith to Philadelphia.

Shortly before the deadline, Smith said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, that there were recent “negotiations” with an unspecified team or teams about a trade but that he would be surprised if anything happened. His instincts were correct.

The deadline passed at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday afternoon and Smith remains a member of the 49ers. Smith is signed through the 2019 season, but could be a candidate to be cut loose come the offseason. Salaries of $6.5 million in each of the next three years, little production to show for his year-plus in Santa Clara and the 49ers’ need to find some direction would all qualify as reasons for Smith to move on.

Left tackle Joe Staley’s name also came up in trade chatter recently, but he is also staying put for at least the rest of this season.

12 responses to “Torrey Smith said there were “negotiations,” but no trade before deadline

  1. Im not sure why the eagles would’ve traded for him, he was a baltimore fan favorite and team favorite, but they let him go due to his high drop percentage.

  2. Should’ve traded for Demaryius Thomas. Elway is always up to make boneheaded moves.

  3. Low production ever since he arrived as a big money free agent but it’s hard to put the blame on him when their is no legitimate QB that can get the ball to him

  4. of course the 49ers didn’t trade torrey smith. dealing him for draft pick(s) would have made a lot of sense and improved the team in the future but the 49ers never do anything that makes sense, which is why they are a pathetic football team.

  5. The name of the team is San Francisco 49ers. Quit calling them the Santa Clara 49ers. Should we start saying Arlington Cowboys and New Jersey Jets/Giants? Show some respect to the bay area’s 5 time champs. I know they suck this year but I’m always faithful.

  6. For once, Trent’s inaction was the correct call. The Niners need a new QB next year, why take away his blindside protector and only deep threat? For the record, Smith has been open deep often. The current QB’s just can’t get him the ball.

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