Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) breaks up a pass to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jon Baldwin (84) during the first quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Jabari Greer sustained a let injury on the play as was carted off the field. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Baldwin has 'virtually no chance' to make San Francisco 49ers

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Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers pulled off a major trade.

The 49ers sent former number one overall pick Alex Smith to the Chiefs for what wound up being two second round picks. Smith helped get the Chiefs get back into the postseason under Andy Reid while the 49ers fell just short of a second straight Super Bowl appearance behind Colin Kaepernick. The two teams also pulled off another deal. They exchanged a pair of first round busts in wide receivers A.J. Jenkins and Jonathan Baldwin.

It doesn’t look like Baldwin will ever make much of an impact in San Francisco. In his latest chat, ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson said there is “virtually no chance” Baldwin makes the roster.

Craig from Fox Island, Washington, wants to know if I think receiver Jon Baldwin could be moved to tight end.

BW: Conceivably, sure. Baldwin is 6-foot-4, 230 pounds. He is big and he could probably get bigger. If Vernon Davis holds out in training camp, perhaps the 49ers would think about it. Baldwin has virtually no chance to make the roster as a receiver. I think the chances of him making it as a tight end would be a longshot as well. The former first-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs has had trouble making an impact in the league in any way.

Baldwin was selected by the Chiefs with the 26th-overall pick int he first round of the 2011 draft, but things never worked out for the former Pittsburgh Panthers’ star. He made just three catches for 28 yards last season and has 44 career receptions for 607 yards and two touchdowns.

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  • Travis Crouch

    The only reason he would make it becouse his contract being to cheep now

  • OptimusMagnum

    I say use Baldwin as a Hybrid TE, like a Delanie Walker role, Delanie was a WR in College and beefed up to play TE. Baldwin would give Safeties and LBs fits in coverage. Don’t waste him by letting him go.