San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch confirmed Marquise Goodwin is on the trading block and the wide receiver has come close to being dealt a couple of times.
Speaking via a conference call with reporters on Monday, Lynch was asked to address a report from Michael Lombardi that said the 49ers made Goodwin, Dee Ford, Kwon Alexander and Jaquiski Tartt available to be traded.
Lynch acknowledged Goodwin’s name was indeed involved in trade talks.
«Marquise is the one guy out of that group that you mentioned where there’s active discussions going on,» Lynch said. «The other guys, we love and are really looking forward to playing with moving forward.»
The 29-year-old Goodwin, who still has two years remaining on a deal to pay him a little over $10million, had 12 receptions for 186 yards in nine games last season before landing on Injured Reserve and missing San Francisco’s run to the NFL Super Bowl.
A third-round pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2013, Goodwin signed as a free agent with the 49ers in March 2017 after spending his first four years in Buffalo.
The 2017 season ended up being the best of his seven-year career, as he finished with personal bests of 56 receptions and 962 yards.
Lynch said Goodwin has nearly been traded a few times, and it appears his days in San Francisco are numbered.
«There’s a scenario where Marquise can help us,» Lynch said. «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.»