Trent Baalke said the 49ers have not called the Eagles to inquire about receiver DeSean Jackson, according to CSN Bay Area. The 49ers have been one of the teams linked to Jackson, who played at Cal and whom Philadelphia reportedly is shopping to other teams.
"We've not made any contact with the Eagles relative to a trade for DeSean Jackson," Baalke said. "... As of this moment, those reports are totally misleading and false."
The 49ers have considered several free-agent receivers with speed and with punt-return abilities, which fits Jackson's description as well. But Jackson will earn $10.5 million next season, a price any team that trades for him will inherit. San Francisco currently has less than $4 million salary-cap space. Additionally, the 49ers have used three-wide receivers alignments less than any other team over the last three seasons, suggesting that on a team with Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree, Jackson may not be worth a high price tag.
Perhaps tellingly, Jackson used his Instagram account over the weekend to presumably flirt with possible employers -- a picture of him with Carolina quarterback Cam Newton and another with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, for example. The teams he listed included the Seahawks, Jets, Panthers and Raiders. The 49ers were not part of his array of pictures.
-- Matt Barrows