Michael Lombardi of TheRinger reports that the 49ers have made TE Vance McDonald available for trade, despite the fact that they just signed him to an extension.
When the 49ers signed him to an extension last year, many wondered why they would allow Trent Baalke to sign a player to an extension when his future with the team was in doubt.
Now that the 49ers have a new regime in place, it appears as though they’re willing to move on if there’s a deal to be made.
McDonald, 26, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $3.599 million contract when the 49ers signed him to a new five-year, $35 million extension that includes $16 million guaranteed in December.
Unfortunately, San Francisco placed him on injured reserve last year just a few days later.
In 2016, McDonald appeared in 11 games and caught 24 passes for 391 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 24 tight end out of 63 qualifying players.