By Max Harper
ESPN is reporting that the Commanders had to slash their asking to persuade the 49ers to do a trade for defensive end Montez Sweat, among others.
The cost of all three players ultimately turned out to be too high for the 49ers, who thought that they wouldn’t be able to make a deal to improve their team with just hours remaining before the 4 p.m. ET deadline on Oct. 31.
The Commanders, however, lowered their asking price for defensive end Chase Young after some teams expressed medical concerns about him, according to sources.
Washington initially was seeking second- and fifth-round draft picks in return for Young, according to sources. But when teams expressed concerns about Young’s medicals, the Commanders dropped the price to the 49ers, who wound up sending a compensatory third-round pick to Washington for the former Ohio State star.
The 49ers were pleased with what they saw from Young in practice last week and plan to play him “a lot” Sunday in his Niners debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“He has been rocking,” a Niners team official told ESPN.