With eight days remaining before the NFL trade deadline, the 49ers are ‘aggressively pursuing’ the acquisition of a wide receiver, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
The name at the top of their list, unsurprisingly, is Bengals seven-time Pro Bowler A.J. Green, who is in a contract year on a rebuilding Cincinnati team. Green, 31, is also garnering interest from teams across the league, but it remains unclear if the Bengals are actually willing to part ways with the wide out.
Other players on the short list are the Broncos’ Emmanuel Sanders, Mohomed Sanu (Falcons) and Taylor Gabriel (Bears) both of whom played under Shanahan in Atlanta. Former Dolphins first-round pick is considered a “fallback” option according to La Canfora.
The 49ers are lacking an established number one option at the receiver position, and are dealing with injuries to Deebo Samuel (out vs. Redskins), Trent Taylor and Jalen Hurd (both on IR). Their most productive WR through five games has been Marquese Goodwin with just 181 yards.