INDIANAPOLIS – As offensive linemen were tested in field drills at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Jim Harbaugh was in his usual viewing spot at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The San Francisco 49ers sat in the last row of the lower bowl, to the left of his brother, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh.
Spending time with John remains one of Jim’s favorite parts of the combine. The two had lunch at Shula’s earlier in the week.
“This is one of three times we have a chance to get together, owner's meeting in Orlando next month and sometimes we'll see him on vacation,” the 49ers coach said on Thursday. “But it's great seeing my brother when we're here at the combine.”
Harbaugh and the rest of the 49ers coaching and scouting staffs remain focused on the task at hand, finding the best players to bring to San Francisco in 2014.
Harbaugh and CEO Jed York both rebuffed a Friday night report that suggested the 49ers had discussed a potential trade with the Cleveland Browns involving Harbaugh.
Shortly after the story was first reported at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine by ProFootballTalk.com, San Francisco’s CEO tweeted, “Report isn’t true.”
Harbaugh, too, denied the validity of the story. The 49ers coach sent the following text to multiple media outlets:
“For the record, I echo Jed York’s comment…’isn’t true.’ I know nothing about a trade with the Cleveland Browns and us involving me.”