With speculation running rampant about the future destination of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, at least one general manager of a team linked to Jackson in the media says there have been no discussions.
“Right now, he’s under contract with the Philadelphia Eagles,” San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke told CSNBayArea.com on Sunday. “We’ve not made any contact with the Eagles relative to a trade for DeSean Jackson.”
The 49ers were one of several teams mentioned in media reports last week as having reached out to Philadelphia about the receiver.
“As of this moment, those reports are totally misleading and false,” Baalke said.
The 49ers have so far this offseason re-signed wide receiver Anquan Boldin and made runs at several other free agent pass catchers, but struck out on Golden Tate, Julian Edelman, Emmanuel Sanders, Hakeem Nicks and Devin Hester.
Jackson made his third Pro Bowl in 2013 after posting career highs of 82 receptions and 1,332 yards and matching his career best with nine touchdown receptions.
The 27-year-old former Cal All-American has spent six years in Philadelphia with 356 catches for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns. He ranks fourth on the Eagles’ all-time list in receptions and yards and is tied for eighth in touchdown receptions.
He was also selected to the Pro Bowl after the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He led the NFL with 22.5 yards per catch in 2010.