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Rumor-like stories are emerging that the Eagles may be open to trading wideout DeSean Jackson for a third-round pick and the Niners may be interested.

Should the Niners be interested?

Heck, yeah.

Jackson is the fast receiver who can run deep. They don’t have a receiver like that.

If the Niners can get Jackson, they should.

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  1. Dr. Feelgood

    Kind of a Percy Harvin tit-for-tat.
    Would be fun to see him return punts, as it is not fun seeing LMJ “sort of” return punts.

    March 18th, 2014 8:49 pm

  2. Streetglide

    He’s also a whiner and a jerk, ran with a bad crowd in the Bay area and probably loves dope. Yeah we need him…

    March 19th, 2014 6:30 am

  3. Brady

    As great of an addition as he’d be, it’s sadly probably nota good move. They have ~$3 in cap, and he’s ~$10 million, plus they have extensions coming up. They’d have to cut some good players unless Baalke pulls a rabbit out of the helmet…

    March 19th, 2014 7:21 am

  4. Frank in Minnesota

    Who would you cut or trade? My understanding is that they are in a bind with the salary cap…

    March 19th, 2014 8:50 am

  5. CohnZohn

    Frank, They would have to re-do Jackson’s contract.

    March 19th, 2014 8:59 am

  6. Mike Hatz

    I know that Trent Baalke has said that he has no desire to restructure Frank Gore’s contract, now that the salary cap number is on the rise. It is my opinion that they need to do exactly this. Marcus Lattimore is healthy now. He will see some of Frank Gore’s carries during the games, I can guarantee that. And I am willing to wager that Kendall Hunter will also see some carries as well. As Gore ages, we’re seeing the 49ers becoming a “running back by committee” team.

    Gore’s cap number is about 6.5 million this year. As he ages, he becomes less effective down the stretch of the season. Sure, Bruce Miller’s injury probably played into some of that, but 250 carries a season is hard for a 30 year old bruising running back to get through in a year. As much as I love watching Frank Gore, he is not the same back that he was when he was 25. He has lost some explosiveness. He has lost some speed. Is he still a dominant running back? Even that is debatable at this point. He is good, but not 6.5 million dollars per year good.

    With Gore earning as much as he does, and at the age that he is, he somewhat handicaps the 49ers. I think it is time to restructure his contract with a good base salary, somewhere in the 3-4 million dollar range, with elevators based on yards, touchdowns, playing time, and (perhaps) receptions. Reduce his cap hit, trade or release some dead weight (LaMichael James comes to mind), and utilize some of Carlos Rogers’ cap space and sign DeSean Jackson. He provides speed, explosiveness, and swagger. Sure, he has his issues, off-field, on-field, and locker room, but so does Aldon Smith. Smith, by all reports, has become a different man since his time in rehab, and the coaching staff and players have supported him and helped him to get through it all. There is no reason to believe that they couldn’t do the same thing with Jackson. Snap him up. This team could use him.

    March 19th, 2014 10:10 am

  7. Mark M

    Bit of a diva. Doesn’t really fit with the Niners type of player since TO but his talent can’t be denied. If they can afford him, heck yeah, I’d add him to the mix and count on the locker room leadership to keep him in line.

    The Niners have been surprisingly active in the FA market. Makes me wonder if they aren’t planning on following your suggestion of making Kap play for his current contract and then franchising him next year to open up cap space….pun intended.

    March 19th, 2014 10:14 am

  8. B-Rad

    Paraag Marathe & Co. would have a much easier time
    figuring out how to fit Jackson’s 10.5 million dollar square
    salary peg in the team’s 3.5 million dollar round cap-room
    hole than Greg Roman and Eric Mangini would have in
    figuring out what to do with him once he got here.

    The greatest offensive need is to get Roman help from
    some passing game guru.

    March 19th, 2014 10:53 am

  9. Dennis

    “Frank, They would have to re-do Jackson’s contract.”

    Better they re-do Kaepernick’s contract first.

    March 19th, 2014 11:37 am

  10. Stan

    Sure they could. Right now every 49 receiver gets run down from behind. None of them outrun those who guard them. There are no 49er bombs or a Air Harbaugh. Time for the team to join the modern NFL.

    March 19th, 2014 12:22 pm

  11. Stan

    I mean,that Singletary and Balkee caveman football is still hovering over the team. Got to break that worthless,holding them back, mold.

    March 19th, 2014 12:24 pm

  12. Gopal

    Kawakami wrote a column about why signing Jackson doesn’t fit the 49ers way of doing business under Baalke.

    The main reason is the salary, of course, but in general they have shied away from trying to make a big splash in offseason trades and FA signings.

    March 19th, 2014 1:56 pm

  13. Kathryn

    Well, we’d definitely be able to put to rest the “can Kaepernick throw to more than 2 receivers?” question if we had someone like DeSean to open up the field. However, can’t see Baalke welcoming him into the locker room.

    March 19th, 2014 2:14 pm

  14. kg

    Question…Why in the heck didn’t the 49ers just draft DeSean straight out of Cal?!

    March 19th, 2014 9:12 pm

  15. Selective Crane

    You know they won’t. See Kawakami.

    March 20th, 2014 8:51 am

  16. Stan

    Funny,but the arguments that he’s selfish,etc…so what? We heard that about another Cal player BOTH local teams passed up..Marshawn Lynch.
    And..lets put whats his name in San Diego..both local teams didn’t want “attitude”..and he’s another ex Cal star for ANOTHER non bay area team.
    So much for “We sign on merit”..no,their is still prejudice in the NFL.

    One more..if the Raiders are looking at Vick..sign Incognito too. Make it unanimous for line crossers.

    March 20th, 2014 10:28 am

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