The NFL's regular season trade deadline came and went on Tuesday without a move from the San Francisco 49ers.
Reports during the bye week speculated that the team fielded offers for left tackle Joe Staley and top wide receiver Torrey Smith. Ultimately, the team opted to stand pat following the 1 p.m. PT deadline.
"There were negotiations going on, but nothing happened," Smith told reporters in front of his locker. "I'm still right here."
Smith said it was the first time his name had come up in trade rumors in his six-year NFL career. The 49ers wideout with 13 catches for 199 receiving yards and two touchdown catches was reportedly coveted by the Philadelphia Eagles.
"I was out at practice, had a great practice today and I'm preparing as if I'll be right here," Smith said. "I know I'm very committed to everyone in this locker room and playing well."
The 49ers return to action this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Smith was pleased with the team's mindset on the practice field and hopes it will translate on Sunday.
"We all have to be more consistent from top to bottom," the veteran said. "We had a good start to the week. We always have great practices, but we have to play better on gameday and that's all that really matters."
Smith appreciated the team's productive mindset following the bye week.
"The energy," Smith said. "The execution. It's very easy to throw the towel in when you're not playing well or you're not winning. You don't see that here. Everyone still has positive vibes. No one is complaining about the situation. Everybody is trying to fix it and be part of the solution."Niner Notes
-- The team announced plans to stay and practice in Orlando between Week 12 and 13 road games against the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears, respectively.
-- Pierre Garçon returned to practice in a blue non-contact jersey. The team's starting running back did not practice in Week 7 and was inactive for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game with a shoulder injury. "I'm not sure where Carlos is," offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said. "We'll see how it goes today, and see how he progresses, but the good thing is that's not a decision that has to be made right now."
-- Linebacker Nick Bellore also wore a blue jersey at practice. Linebacker Aaron Lynch (ankle) and rookie cornerback Rashard Robinson (knee) did not participate in practice. San Francisco's first injury report of the week will be released on Wednesday.
-- Modkins told reporters that DuJuan Harris has earned more playing time after his 11-carry, 39-yard performance against the Bucs.
-- Third-string quarterback Christian Ponder has been doing a good job at practice, according to Modkins. The team did not discuss changing its quarterback depth chart during the bye week. Ponder remains with the scout-team offense. "Christian's role hasn't changed," Modkins said. "He's doing the same thing he's done since he got here."