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Why Richard Sherman doesn't feel 49ers need to make blockbuster trade

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Why Richard Sherman doesn't feel 49ers need to make blockbuster trade

SANTA CLARA – Cornerback Richard Sherman is not clamoring for the 49ers’ front office to make a blockbuster trade.

He said he likes the roster that coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch and his staff have assembled. The 49ers head into their home opener on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a 2-0 record.

“I think we’re good with what we have,” Sherman said on Thursday. “We leave that to the front office. I don’t make those decisions. But, obviously, they felt comfortable with what we had going into the season. That’s why they cut the guys they cut and kept the guys they kept.”

Washington holdout offensive tackle Trent Williams might be available in a trade, but the 49ers are set to go with rookie Justin Skule at left tackle for up to two months as Joe Staley recovers from a fractured left fibula.

“(We are) really confident in our guys at every position,” Sherman said. “It’s unfortunate we had an injury at tackle, but fortunately we’ll get Joe back at some point in the season and we believe in the guys we have to hold down the ship until he comes back.

“I think we’re really confident in our DBs and our corners, our linebackers, our D-line, our O-line, our backs, our quarterback, obviously, and our receivers. So we’re ready to go.”

There has been plenty of trade activity in recent weeks in the NFL.

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The Steelers come to town with new defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, whom they recently acquired in a trade.

A source told NBC Sports Bay Area this week that the 49ers are “not in” on a potential trade with Jacksonville for two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey due to the price in draft picks it would take to acquire him as well as the cost of signing him to a lucrative contract extension. Ramsey requested a trade earlier this week, and Jacksonville general manager David Caldwell has reached out to teams to gauge interest in a deal.

Watch Kyle Shanahan's postgame speech after 49ers' win vs. Washington

Watch Kyle Shanahan's postgame speech after 49ers' win vs. Washington

Kyle Shanahan was quite pleased with his team's effort in San Francisco's 9-0 win over Washington on Sunday.

"We talked about making it our house, man," the 49ers coach said during his postgame speech in the locker room. "That was our house!"

It wasn't pretty, and how could it have been, given the unrelenting downpour and the mud that covered FedEx Field. But a win is a win, and Shanahan was happy to see his players get one last dip in the dirt after achieving victory.

"There was no cooler thing to me than watching 53 guys go sliding, doing angels across the field," he said of San Francisco's Slip-N-Slide procession.

The hard-fought win stood in contrast to previous successes, such as the 49ers' 24-point victory in Cincinnati in Week 2. Shanahan wanted his team to derive confidence from that knowledge, while also not losing sight of the ultimate goal.

"Guys we're just getting started, alright," Shanahan said in closing. "We can win a game in any way. We had seven starters out today. We bonded together, we'll get some back, but it doesn't matter. 

"This room, we've got something special. Let's keep this s--t going."

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Next up for San Francisco is a home game against Carolina in Week 8. Safe to say, there won't be as much mud in that one.

Why Kyle Shanahan believes 49ers' answers at wide receiver are on team

Why Kyle Shanahan believes 49ers' answers at wide receiver are on team

Eight days before the NFL trade deadline, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that he does not feel as much urgency to add a veteran receiver in the middle of the season than in his previous two. 

“I think less (urgency) than we’ve had in the last couple of years because I do see that there are guys in our building that I do think the answers are here,” Shanahan told reporters Monday in Santa Clara, amid reports that the 49ers are in the market to add a wide receiver.

The 49ers played Sunday without rookie receiver Deebo Samuel, who injured his groin a week earlier against the Los Angeles Rams. Marquise Goodwin played just seven snaps before leaving with an injury Sunday. He was evaluated for a concussion but was cleared. Goodwin is not in the NFL’s concussion protocol, Shanahan said.

San Francisco also hopes to get Trent Taylor and rookie Jalen Hurd back later in the season. Both players are on injured reserve. They are eligible to return after sitting out eight games from the time they went on IR.

“It was tough not having Deebo last week and Marquise being a little bit banged up, we’ll get both of those two back,” Shanahan said. “The guys we have I still think can continue to get better. We’re still holding out hopes, too, for Jalen and Trent Taylor that they can heal up and hopefully return later this year.

“We’re always looking to improve, but I do like the guys we have here.”

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Tight end George Kittle is the 49ers' top pass-catcher with 34 receptions for 376 yards and one touchdown. Samuel leads the wideouts in receptions with 15 catches for 168 yards, while Goodwin has 11 catches for 181 yards. Samuel and Goodwin have one TD apiece. Kendrick Bourne had his best game of the season on Sunday with three catches for 69 yards in the 49ers' 9-0 victory over Washington.

Dante Pettis, a second-round pick in 2018, has not produced up to expectations. He has nine catches for 83 yards and one touchdown.