The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly on the list of teams eyeing wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. as a potential trade target.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the 49ers are in a proactive mode and are monitoring this thing closely with real interest.
I can’t answer that one way or another, New York owner John Mara said when asked whether Beckham would be traded, per Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. We’re certainly not shopping him if that’s what you’re asking. But again, when you’re coming off a season where you’re 3-13 and played as poorly as we played, I wouldn’t say that anybody is untouchable.
Beckham played just four games in 2017 because of an ankle injury but topped 1,300 receiving yards and at least 10 touchdown catches in his first three seasons.
San Francisco is trending in the right direction after it won its final five games of the 2017 season with Jimmy Garoppolo under center. Adding Beckham would give the 26-year-old signal-caller a legitimate No. 1 option to develop in the coming years as the 49ers look to return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2013 season.
The latter is a restricted free agent. Floyd, the 13th overall pick in 2012, played with the Minnesota Vikings last season and recorded 10 catches for 78 yards over 11 games. Snead is coming off a down year as he struggled to find a role with the New Orleans Saints after starting the season on suspension. If Snead is offered a contract, the Saints will have the chance to match the offer and sign him for a fourth year in New Orleans. The Ravens have already signed receivers Michael Crabtree and John Brown this offseason, releasing Jeremy Maclin.
The coaches from all of the biggest programs in college basketball came to New Jersey to watch his high school team play, and somehow, every single one of them took a pass on Marques Townes.
This is no exaggeration, either. Every coach from a power-conference team watched St. Joseph (Metuchen) play when Townes was on the team, because every coach worth his designer shoes and seven-figure salary wanted a shot at the team’s two blue-chip recruits.
Townes was on a team with center Karl-Anthony Towns and point guard Wade Baldwin, and it didn’t take much scouting to know that college basketball would be a pitstop for both on the way to the NBA. Towns went to Kentucky. Baldwin went to Vanderbilt.