According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke made it clear to reporters that they likely won’t be pulling the trigger on a trade that would bring a wide receiver to the bay area.
In a wide-ranging interview with the team’s beat writers Friday morning, general manager Trent Baalke said the 49ers weren’t shopping James and suggested the team would rely on in-house players to address their wide receiver position.
Many people believe the 49ers would be willing to trade running back LaMichael James who’s been a healthy scratch the past few weeks.
“We’re not interested in trading LaMichael,” Baalke said. “LaMichael’s a key player.”
It sounds like Baalke is content on waiting for Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree to return.
Baalke mentioned two key players from 2012 – Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham – when queried about the 49ers’ possible interest in dealing for a wideout.
The 49ers don’t need to desperately trade for a receiver. They’ve adapted their offense to their current strengths, which has gotten them back on the right track after a rough start.