The trade deadline is coming up in less than a month, and i am expecting a lot more activity this season because of the uncertainty regarding the labor issues. Some teams may want to unload certain players because of the possibility of the restructuring of the salary cap, this could be beneficial to the 49ers team. Additionally, the 49ers seem to have more depth at certain positions and could look to unload a Heitmann or Lewis. The 49ers also picked up 3 extra 2011 draft picks (4th from San Diego), (6th from Seattle), and (7th from Detroit), that they can utilize if need be.
So lets look at who may be available and for what.
WR- Sammie Stroughter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
At first look this wouldn't seem like a move the 49ers would make, it did seem they were deep enough at WR, but with injuries to Ginn and Williams the 49ers had to bring the enigma that is Jason Hill back into the mold. Stroughter is currently listed as their #2 WR on ESPN, but could easily be had because of the possible emergence of rookies Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn as well as the addition of Michael Spurlock who has been playing a lot more recently. Stroughter had 31 receptions and a TD in 2009, but has only accumulated 2 catches thus far in 2010. Possible swap of Stroughter for 6th or 7th round pick
FB- Earnest Graham, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Not sure how he would fit into the 49ers scheme, they appear set with Norris starting this season. However, i could easily see them making a move for Graham who had a combined 14 TDs the last two seasons, and could couple with Dixon in short yardage attempts and play a quasi FB role. 6th or 7th round pick
This really seems like a match made in heaven! Oakland has been looking to unload Asomugha, who is one of the top 3 corners in the NFL because of his salary, and the 49ers have the room to fit him in. This would be a great deal for the 49ers. Trade CB- Tarell Brown, 4th round in 2011 and conditional in 2012 and bring the shutdown corner to team with Clements and Spencer.
DL- Richard Seymour, Oakland Raiders
There is no question that Seymour isn't happy in Oakland and would like to be moved. He would fit perfectly into the 49ers 3-4 system as an end opposite Smith. His age may be an issue, so i wouldn't give up a whole lot for him. Maybe Soap and a mid round pick. Or Ray McDonald straight up
Cleveland and Holmgren have been attempting to rid themselves of the players from the previous regime, they did a lot of that in the off-season, and Wright is a holdover. I really like the way he plays, and he could be had for a mid round pick and a player. Maybe Curtis Taylor and a 5th in 2011. Or Tarell Brown straight up
Who would you rather have added to the 49ers before the deadline?
Sammie Stroughter (7 votes)
Earnest Graham (5 votes)
Nnamdi Asomugha (454 votes)
Richard Seymour (37 votes)
Eric Wright (18 votes)
521 total votes