Pro Football Talk, citing multiple sources, reports that the 49ers and Eagles have been discussing a trade for WR Torrey Smith. However, PFT says that a deal is not considered imminent at this point in time.
- Adam Schefter confirms that the 49ers are open to trading Smith and there are currently multiple teams interested in him.
- Jason La Canfora wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles end up trading for an outside receiver in the coming days with Smith being a “prime target.”
- Earlier in the day, Jason Cole of B/R reported that the 49ers are willing to trade almost any veteran at this point including LT Joe Staley.
- A league source told Matt Maiocco that the 49ers are neither shopping Smith nor is a trade anticipated.
Since arriving as a free agent last year, Smith hasn’t been a good fit in San Francisco’s offense and could probably use a change of scenario, so a trade could be good for both parties.
The trade deadline is coming up a week from tomorrow.
Smith, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Ravens back in 2011. He’s currently in the second year of his five-year, $40 million contract that includes $22 million guaranteed and is set to make a base salary of $4.5 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Smith has appeared in seven games for the 49ers and caught 13 passes for 199 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 107 receiver out of 108 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a potential trade involving Smith as the news is available.