ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Falcons are not in the trade market for wide receiver as of now.
- Werder specifically mentions that they are not seeking a trade for Browns WR Josh Gordon, who is believed to be available for a second-round pick.
The Falcons may have lost star WR Julio Jones for the season due to foot injury, so it makes sense that they would look to upgrade at receiver anyway possible. Roddy White is dealing with a hamstring injury of his own and RB Steven Jackson has missed a few games already this season. Atlanta is currently 1-4, so their next few games will be crucial if they are to somehow turn things around.
- Schefter adds that a trade is “unlikely” now that WR Mario Manningham will be coming off PUP list and Michael Crabtree is slated to return in mid-to-late November.
- Ian Rapoport reports that the Browns are looking for a second-round pick in return for Gordon.
Reports have indicated that the Browns would be willing to discuss a trade for either Gordon or Greg Little, but weren’t actively shopping either player.
The 49ers have plenty of draft picks to work with in 2014, so it makes sense that they would look to move some of the picks in return for players who could provide immediate production. San Francisco has their first-round pick, two second-round picks (conditional pick based KC’s win total for the season) and three third-round selections to work with next season.
Getting Manningham and Crabtree back later in the season should help to improve their No. 31 ranked passing offense.