Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by real9erfan:
Matt Barrows wrote that they're looking for a 2nd rounder. I wouldn't mind giving up a second rounder for him.
I don't know about a 2nd, if they can do it for a 3rd and a 7th, I'm down. In terms of talent, Gordon could be a Top 10 WR but with all his other issues, it hurts his value a lot. He's one failed drug test away from being suspended for an ENTIRE season. That is the only reason that Cleveland is looking to trade him.
However, if he kept his nose clean, a WR corps of Crabtree, Gordon, Boldin, Manningham and Patton would be pretty sick.
I think now that we made it through our rough stretch and it seems like we will be ok until Manningham and the rest of our guys get back it seems unlikely we will trade for him. A few weeks ago would have made more sense to me. As for the pick we give up not sure why nobody is mentioning a conditional pick. Say it's our 2nd (probably late) for him BUT if he fails a drug test during this season it becomes a 3rd/4th or whatever. Although, I see the other side of it. I'm thinking the Browns would rather keep him and take that risk than end up with a 3rd/4th or whatever if he fails. Browns seem to want it all or nothing and it's the only reason they are even thinking about trading him. Even if he's suspended a year though he's signed for 2014 and 2015 year so you would have him for at least a year and a half. At best 2 1/2 years before his contract is up. Not to mention the fact he's only making 850 and 1.1 mil these next two years. I would have done it for our 2nd which should be late and have it conditional that it turns into a 4th and extra if the Browns would go for it. This way we don't have to take a chance drafting a WR and he's only 22 years old.
Like I mentioned though doesn't seem as likely anymore with Crabtree, Manningham and company doing well. I don't see room for him when we usually only have 2 wr sets, once in awhile 3. Crabtree, Gordon, Boldin, Manningham? Problem is Boldin isn't a slot guy, Manningham can be... Gordon not sure if he can play the slot but would hate to waste him as a #3 slot guy. Maybe Boldin, Gordon, Manningham until Crabtree comes back and then see where you go from there. With trading for Gordon though after the season it would allow us to let go of Boldin and/or Manningham and save a lot of money there with Crabtree, Gordon, Patton, etc. Would rather pay Gordon 1.1 mil than Boldin 5 mil or so.
Side note: I see some talking about maybe throwing in a player. Doubt they want Kyle Williams. They might be interested in James if we would want to shop him. Not saying it would happen but right now all they have for a RB is McGahee, Ogbonnaya who is like a FB/RB and Bobby Rainey. I don't really know of any other player that we could shop that would be worth anything. It's unlikely though, player for player trades are pretty rare in-season. If we did trade for him which again I think is unlikely it would be for a pick. My money is on us holding out until or reinforcements get here
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:33 PM ]