Rumor Mill: 49ers interested in Broncos wide receiver Ashley Lelie?
February 9, 2006 at 7:54 PM • Comments
By Site Staff
It is important to note that the following is just a rumor and no fact has been presented regarding this story.
Rumors are flying around about the San Francisco 49ers' interest in trading for Denver Broncos wide receiver Ashley Lelie. The rumors were started by this thread at Broncos fan site OrangeMane.com and were later posted on Thursday afternoon within the 49erswebzone.com forums.
OrangeMane.com states that according to an Orange Mane source, two teams may be interested in the wide receiver. Those teams are the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons. It is also stated that the Broncos are looking for a first day pick for Lelie.
"We're told that Lelie has family in California, and would be interested in moving to the warmer climate." - Taco John of OrangeMane.com
The Denver Broncos are one of two AFC West teams that are seriously looking to acquire former 49ers and Eagles wide receiver, Terrell Owens. Such an acquisition may make other receivers on their roster expendable.
Most 49ers fans would not want to give anything higher than a 3rd round pick for Lelie while Broncos fans feel that he is worth at least a 2nd round pick.
This should be taken for what it is: a rumor. The reliability of OrangeMane.com is unknown and this rumor has not yet appeared on the main site itself, but simply within the forum. It should also be noted that OrangeMane.com is a fan site and not affiliated with the NFL in any way.