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49ers Acquire Jon Baldwin in Trade

Posted Aug 19, 2013

The 49ers have swapped wide receivers with the Kansas City Chiefs, acquiring Jon Baldwin for A.J. Jenkins.

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. The 49ers will acquire wide receiver Jon Baldwin in return for sending wide receiver A.J. Jenkins to the Chiefs. Baldwin and Jenkins must both pass a physical for the trade to be executed.

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“We would like to thank A.J. for his efforts as a member of the 49ers and wish him all the best with the Kansas City Chiefs,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “We are pleased to add Jonathan to our team and look forward to incorporating him into our offense. Both players have been presented a great opportunity for a new beginning with their respective teams.”

Originally the 26th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by Kansas City, Baldwin has played in 26 games (10 starts) recording 41 receptions for 579 yards and two touchdowns. In 2012, he saw action in 15 games (seven starts), recording 20 catches for 325 yards (16.3 avg.).

Born in Aliquippa, PA, Baldwin attended the University of Pittsburgh where the two-time First-Team All-Big East selection finished his career ranked eighth in school history with 2,337 receiving yards.

Jenkins was originally the 49ers first round pick (30th overall selection) in the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Illinois.

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