49ers shop Taylor Mays

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the 49ers sent out a mass e-mail to the other 31 teams that they want to trade safety Taylor Mays. This move seems to suggest they like Reggie Smith, and that they’ll sign one more person to play strong safety, whether he be Dashon Goldson or another free agent. I’ve never liked Mays as a player. One year when I was a student at…

August 4, 2011

49ers trade Balmer to Seattle

The 49ers dealt Kentwan Balmer, and at the same time dealt him the ultimate insult. They traded the disgruntled defensive end within the division today, to the Seattle Seahawks, effectively suggesting they don’t believe he can help swing the balance of power in the NFC West.
Balmer, a first-round draft choice in 2008, reportedly netted just a sixth-round pick two years later. At that, it may be a conditional pick.

August 16, 2010

49ers acquire receiver/return man Ginn from Dolphins

The 49ers can scratch “return specialist” off their list of desperate needs.   The 49ers acquired Ted Ginn Jr. from the Dolphins in a trade this morning for a “late-round pick” in this year’s draft, reports Jay Glazer of FoxSports. A league source confirmed the trade, pending Ginn passing a physical with the 49ers. The pick is fifth-rounder, No. 145 overall, reports ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.   Ginn gives the 49ers a…

April 16, 2010

Ranking potential landing spots for Shaun Hill

We don’t know exactly when it’s going to happen, but it is likely to happen soon: 49ers quarterback Shaun Hill will become ex-49ers quarterback Shaun Hill.   As reported here in the wee hours, the 49ers have given Hill permission to seek a trade. The club is apparently waiting on the arrival of the official, signed David Carr contract before making its next move.

March 12, 2010

All’s quiet in final hour of trade deadline

***UPDATE (1:24 p.m.): It’s official. The 49ers did not make any trades today. The trade deadline was 24 minutes ago. The NFL trade period re-opens in March 2010.*** * * * There’s about 45 minutes to go before the window closes on NFL trades until March. And there’s nothing to suggest the 49ers will be making a deal.

October 20, 2009