The first of two big name wide receivers is off the market. The Baltimore Ravens have signed Jeremy Maclin to a two-year contract, per Adam Schefter. The Kansas City Chiefs unexpectedly released Maclin two Fridays ago, and he visited with the Ravens and Buffalo Bills before deciding on Baltimore.
The other big name receiver still on the market is Eric Decker. The New York Jets were reportedly going to release him last week, but they have yet to formally make that move. Instead, once word got out about a potential release, they have since spent their time trying to find a trade partner for him.
The San Francisco 49ers could use additional depth at wide receiver following an offseason overhaul. I would have liked to see them make a push for Maclin, but they were never connected to him. Decker would also be a strong short-term addition, but I imagine he’ll be looking to play for a contender. Baltimore has reportedly been in the mix for him, and Schefter reported they remain in the mix.
The 49ers lack of reported interest in Maclin could mean the receiver wanted to go to a strong contender. It could also mean they are happy with Pierre Garçon, Marquise Goodwin, and Jeremy Kerley atop the depth chart. The offense is in a slightly longer rebuilding process than the defense, so they might just prefer to hold off on adding any further big names on that side of the ball.