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Trent Baalke Says 49ers are Not Interested in Desean Jackson

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One piece of news that has been making its way around the headlines over the past week is the reported falling out between  Desean Jackson and Chip Kelly‘s Philadelphia Eagles. The San Francisco 49ers have been linked to Jackson as a possible trade suitor/free agent acquisition, leading to one take on what the 49ers should do here and many others.

NFL.com, however, recently posted a comment from GM Trent Baalke, currently at the owner’s meetings:

“Right now, he’s under contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. We’ve not made any contact with the Eagles relative to a trade for DeSean Jackson.”

“As of this moment, those reports are totally misleading and false.”
With Jackson’s $10.5 million cap figure, and the fact that the Eagles will almost certainly cut Jackson should they not find a trade partner, a trade for Jackson seems exceedingly unlikely for San Francisco. The problem, however, is that Jackson would also command a high salary on the open market, as he has many other potential suitors, including the Panthers, Raiders, Jets, and Patriots. With only around $4 million in cap space left, it would not seem feasible for the 49ers to land the former Cal receiver. Back to mock drafts, anyone?
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