We don't expect to get a definitive public word on the issue, but San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York made his most expansive public comments yet to Peter King of TheMMQB.com. (Even if it was only one sentence.)
ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio ignited the story Friday afternoon, reporting that the Browns and 49ers had worked out trade compensation for a possible deal before Harbaugh nixed it. A high-ranking Niners official told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, meanwhile, that the PFT report was "completely false" and "ridiculous."
We don't expect Haslam, York or Harbaugh to comment on the story much further this offseason. It doesn't help anyone.
There's one way to change that: A big, new contract.