49ers News: Marquise Goodwin Trade Talks 'Active,' SF 'Came Close' to Deal

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIApril 20, 2020

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin warms up before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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The San Francisco 49ers are "fielding calls" on their Nos. 13 and 31 overall picks in Thursday's 2020 NFL draft, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Monday morning.

However, later Monday, Niners general manager John Lynch confirmed to reporters during a video conference call that the team is also listening to offers on wide receiver Marquise Goodwin.

"There's a scenario where Marquise can help us," Lynch added. "He brings a lot to the table, so we have been in discussions. It came close a couple of times. There's a lot of different aspects to being able to close these deals, and he's a guy, because we know he has value, we continue to hang on and we'll see if something happens here."

Goodwin is under contract through the 2021 season, per Spotrac. The Buffalo Bills drafted the 29-year-old in the third round out of Texas in 2013.

Goodwin played out his four-year rookie deal in Buffalo before signing with San Francisco on a two-year contract in March 2017.

The speedster hauled in a career-high 56 catches for a career-most 962 yards alongside two touchdowns in 2017. He tallied a career-high four receiving touchdowns in 2018 before posting just 186 yards and one touchdown on 12 catches last season.

Goodwin was limited to nine games (six starts) in the 2019 regular season due to "chronic" ailments to his knee and big toe that required MRIs and landed him on season-ending injured reserve on Dec. 10.

The 49ers lost veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the New Orleans Saints during free agency in March, but the team re-signed restricted free agent Kendrick Bourne to a one-year deal earlier this month.

San Francisco's passing game was led by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's connection with tight end George Kittle last season. The All-Pro notched 1,053 yards and five touchdowns on 85 catches. Deebo Samuel also had an impressive rookie season, recording 802 yards and three touchdowns on 57 catches. 


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