Baalke stands pat at trade deadline

Despite having a number of players slated to return to the roster in the coming weeks, the 49ers did not make a move prior to Tuesday afternoon's trading deadline.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The 49ers have NaVorro Bowman, Glenn Dorsey, Aldon Smith and perhaps Marcus Lattimore joining the active roster in the coming weeks.

But general manager Trent Baalke elected not to make any deals prior to Tuesday's 1 P.M. trade deadline to make room for those players.

Reports surfaced over the weekend the 49ers were considering trading defensive players on the back end of their roster, including outside linebacker Corey Lemonier.

But instead, the deadline was typically quiet, with the exception of a couple trades. The Rams, San Francisco's opponent Sunday, acquired safety Mark Barron from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fourth and sixth-round pick, as reported by ESPN.

The Bucs also traded linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the New England Patriots.

Teams are often reluctant to part ways with draft picks for reserve players at the trade deadline. And it's unlikely the 49ers were making any of their starters available. Other candidates to be traded were defensive linemen Demarcus Dobbs and Tony Jerod-Eddie, who have second-year players Tank Carradine and Quinton Dial backing them up and ready to play.

Tuesday's lack of activity wasn't a surprise, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

"I don't expect anything to happen," Harbaugh said Monday.


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