Report: 49ers don’t have a trade in place for Alex Smith

It was reported on Sunday that the 49ers had a deal in place to trade quarterback Alex Smith.

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers don’t have a deal in place to trade Smith right now.

It sounds like the 49ers are desperate and are willing to do whatever they can to draw some interest in Smith.  Teams around the league know the 49ers can’t afford to keep Smith for 2013 with his cap number being so high.  Unless they’re willing to take a late round pick, they’ll likely release him.