» 49ERS READY FOR TRADE MAR­KET

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - By Cam In­man

SANTA CLARA — The NFL trade dead­line is a month away, so the un­de­feated San Fran­cisco 49ers have time to weigh how far they’ll go to make a deal.

Gen­eral man­ager John Lynch in­di­cated Fri­day that an ag­gres­sive ap­proach is pos­si­ble, but that they’re also equipped to take a more pru­dent, cost-ef­fec­tive route.

“Be­lieve me, we sense that this team has some­thing spe­cial to them,” Lynch said on KNBR 680-AM. “It’s very early in the year. But any­thing we can do to im­prove, we’re go­ing to be ag­gres­sive in try­ing to do so, so long as it’s not mort­gag­ing the fu­ture and it just go­ing to give us short-term suc­cess and then hurt us in the fu­ture.”

Lynch was asked by KNBR host Brian Mur­phy whether the San Fran­cisco 49ers are look­ing into Wash­ing­ton left tackle Trent Wil­liams and Jack­sonville Jaguars cor­ner­back Jalen Ram­sey as trade tar­gets, con­sid­er­ing that starters Joe Sta­ley and Ahkello Wither­spoon are out the next month with fibula and foot in­juries, re­spec­tively.

“You look at those op­por­tu­ni­ties. There are some unique ones,” Lynch said. “Now, I think, though, we’re al­ways as­sum­ing that peo­ple are avail­able. That’s not al­ways the case.

“Just be­cause they’re out there and not play­ing with their cur­rent team, (that) doesn’t mean they’re al­ways avail­able. So we look into these things. We of­ten make calls on these things.”

Big trades com­pleted un­der Lynch and coach Kyle Shana­han over the past two years in­clude ac­quir­ing quar­ter­back Jimmy Garop­polo and de­fen­sive end Dee Ford. They’ve also missed out on oth­ers, in­clud­ing tries for wide re­ceivers Odell Beck­ham Jr. and Josh Gor­don.

“We ob­vi­ously came in here with a plan of hav­ing suc­cess, but hav­ing it be sus­tained suc­cess,” Lynch added. “So is this go­ing to ham­string our oper­a­tion mov­ing for­ward. We look at all these things.

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