San Fransisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke told the San Francisco Chronicle today that the team has no intention of trading LaMichael James.
Baalke said #49ers have no intention of trading LaMichael James.
— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) April 25, 2014
How is this relevant to the Steelers? Some people have suggested that the team should trade with the 49ers on draft day. The notion stemmed from an article published last week…on the Sacramento Bee. Coincidentally, the author is the same writer who, in my opinion, flat out made up how much Mike Wallace was demanding from the Steelers when he was a free agent, but I digress.
According to the article, a source said that the team was shopping the running back for a possible trade. In February, when asked about the possibility of trading James, Baalke said, “No discussions. LaMichael is a 49er. He’ll continue to be a 49er.”
Rumors of a possible trade escalated when James did not attend voluntary workouts earlier this week. When questioned about his absence, the 49ers GM said his understanding is that LaMichael James is working out in Texas due to the recent birth of his child. He reiterated that there were no plans to trade the running back.