Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that the San Francisco 49ers have discussed Kansas City Chiefs CB Sean Smith, who will become a free agent on Wednesday. It is not the first time that the 49ers have been interested in Smith and he would definitely fill a position of need. It is unknown how serious those discussions have been, especially given Smith's suspension last season.
The 49ers have discussed Chiefs free-agent 6-foot-3 CB Sean Smith. He's been on their radar in the past.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) March 7, 2016
Smith, a 2009 draft selection out of Utah by the Miami Dolphins, has had 353 tackles, 10 interceptions, three forced fumbles, 81 passes deflected, and a defensive touchdown over his career.
Sean Smith had PFF's second best coverage grade for CBs in 2014 (+18.6) and was in the Top 20 in 2015 (+6.4). 55% burn rate over last 2 yrs.— Jeff Deeney (@PFF_Jeff) March 7, 2016
Earlier today, 95.7 The Game host John Middlekauff stated that the 49ers were discussing a possible trade for another Chief, wide receiver and return specialist De'Anthony Thomas.
Heard the #49ers have had talks with KC about acquiring De'Anthony Thomas in a trade— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) March 7, 2016
"Thomas could play running back or line up in the slot, offering a similar skill set to current receiver Bruce Ellington. But even if those abilities overlap, having players with speed to rotate through the up-tempo attack could help keep each player fresh," says Chris Biderman of Niners Wire.
Seahawks OG J.R. Sweezy also appears to be on the 49ers' radar according to NFL Network's Rand Getlin. The Niner Faithful may remember him as the player with the controversial block on Ian William that broke his ankle in 2013. Of course, there is a long list of teams showing interest.