In the 49ers rumors saga surrounding the alleged Jim Harbaugh-trade talks involving the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns, it appears we have a new twist coming from the San Francisco 49ers front office.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport just tweeted out this quote from San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York--
The response RT @JedYork: @ProFootballTalk @RapSheet is this on the record? Report isn’t true
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 21, 2014
Earlier in the day, Pro Football Talk reported that several NFL sources had confirmed trade talks centering around shipping 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh to the Cleveland Browns for a multitude of draft picks.
However, several sources out of San Francisco 49ers camp have come out to deny that said talks every occurred, with the most notable refutation coming from San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York.
On the Cleveland Browns side of this story, Browns representatives have declined to comment on the possible talks, instead stating that they are quite content with the signing of former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their new head coach.