For the second time in a week, the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs have made a trade. This time it was the Chiefs sending a player to the 49ers.
The Chiefs traded wide receiver Rod Streater to San Francisco, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Caplan.
Streater’s tenure in Kansas City was awfully brief. The fifth-year receiver signed a one-year deal worth $4.8 million with the Chiefs in March, but never played a regular-season game with the club. After catching 60 passes for 888 yards and 4 touchdowns with the Oakland Raiders in 2013, Streater’s promise faded. He played in only one game with Oakland last season after being buried behind Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and Seth Roberts on the depth chart.
The Niners are definitely in the market for help at receiver, especially after losing Bruce Ellington for the season with a hamstring injury.
There isn’t much proven talent behind Ellington on the depth chart. Quinton Patton could see a larger role in his fourth year with the club. Former fourth-round pick DeAndre Smelter is listed behind Ellington on the depth chart, along with second-year pro DeAndrew White, who caught two passes for 18 yards as a rookie last season. The team recently acquired former Jets and Lions wideout Jeremy Kerley in a trade.
Apparently, there is a strong accord between the Chiefs’ front office and the 49ers’ brass. A week ago, the 49ers shipped cornerback Kenneth Acker to Kansas City in exchange for a 2018 seventh-round pick.