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Jon Baldwin | Wide Receiver

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: Pittsburgh
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson believes Jon Baldwin conceivably could be converted to tight end, but says the former first-round pick has "virtually no chance" to make the roster either way.
The tight end comment is just idle speculation. At 6'4/230, Baldwin would be on the small side for tight ends, and hasn't played the position since high school. The important takeaway is Baldwin's roster spot is in grave danger despite taking a pay cut. Baldwin looks to be nearing the end of his NFL road. Jun 7 - 1:59 PM

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49ers signed WR Jon Baldwin to a restructured contract.

This should take Baldwin out of the "candidate for release" category. His 2014 base salary has been reduced from $1.4 million to $645,000. He can make $755,000 back by hitting these unlikely incentives: Play on 80 percent of the snaps, catch 65 passes and surpass 800 yards. Baldwin would battle Quinton Patton for No. 2 duties if free agent Anquan Boldin isn't re-signed.
Feb 20 - 10:34 AM

CSN Bay Area considers 49ers WR Jon Baldwin a candidate for release.

Baldwin is due a non-guaranteed $1.4 million in salary and bonuses for 2014. Part of the reason the 49ers swapped former first-round pick A.J. Jenkins for Baldwin was because of the aforementioned reason; Jenkins had two years left of guaranteed money at the time of the deal. We wouldn't expect the 49ers to give up on Baldwin before training camp, but he's going to have to earn his spot. Baldwin caught just three passes for 28 yards in seven games with San Fran.
Jan 31 - 11:46 AM

49ers WR Jon Baldwin wasn't active after Week 12 this season.

In all, Baldwin dressed seven times, making three catches for 28 yards. The 2011 first-round bust did nothing to distinguish himself for a club that was thin at receiver all season. Looking like a lost cause, Baldwin will have to show major signs of progress in camp to keep his roster spot.
Jan 19 - 11:40 PM

Jon Baldwin (illness) is inactive for Week 8 against the Jaguars.

The Niners are otherwise healthy. Their Week 8 inactives in addition to Baldwin are QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Quinton Patton, RB LaMichael James, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, LB Jermaine Cunningham, and G Joe Looney.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 11:40:00 AM

Jon Baldwin (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 8.

Baldwin was limited in practice again Friday and will be a game-time decision. With Mario Manningham (knee, PUP) still not ready to return, he'll remain the No. 3 receiver if active this week.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Jon Baldwin was held without a catch in Week 7 against Tennessee.

Baldwin wasn't even targeted as he played behind Kyle Williams outside. He can be dropped in re-draft leagues with Mario Manningham (knee) close to returning.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 08:48:00 PM

Jon Baldwin (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Titans.

Baldwin was demoted back into a rotational player in Week 6, coming off the bench behind Kyle Williams to catch one ball for nine yards. Baldwin can be dropped in 14- and 16-team leagues with Mario Manningham coming back soon.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Jon Baldwin caught just one pass for nine yards in Week 6 versus Arizona.

Baldwin was targeted just twice on the afternoon. There just aren't enough footballs to go around to feed more than one or two pass catchers in the Niners' offense. We're skeptical Baldwin will ever hold fantasy value in 2013.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 09:03:00 PM

Jon Baldwin failed to reel in either of his two targets in Week 5 against the Texans.

Baldwin started opposite Anquan Boldin and was the target on two of Colin Kaepernick's 15 attempts. He drew a defensive pass interference on one of those. The 49ers wanted to get Baldwin more involved this week, but there was no reason to even throw the football in the blowout win. Keep watching Baldwin next week.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 11:52:00 PM

49ers OC Greg Roman said he was "very encouraged" by Jon Baldwin's performance in Week 4 against the Rams.

Coach Jim Harbaugh has publicly promised "more action" for Baldwin going forward. "I think the opportunities that he was given last week, shoot, I was very encouraged by it," Roman added. "I love to see guys play physical and make plays when opportunities come their way. I’m sure he’ll be getting plenty of opportunities this week and he’s got to take advantage of them."
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Coach Jim Harbaugh said "there'll be more action" for Jon Baldwin moving forward.

Baldwin made his 49ers debut Thursday night after being inactive for the first three weeks following the trade with the Chiefs. He caught two passes for 19 yards. With Quinton Patton (foot) out indefinitely, Baldwin and Kyle Williams will likely see the bulk of the snaps opposite Anquan Boldin.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Jon Baldwin had two catches for 19 yards in Thursday night's Week 4 win over the Rams.

It was the first game he's been active for this season. Baldwin played ahead of Kyle Williams in some two-wide sets and was able to secure both of his targets in the passing game. With Quinton Patton (foot) sidelined, he could potentially overtake Williams for the No. 2 receiver job.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 02:08:00 AM

At his Monday press conference, coach Jim Harbaugh was open to the idea of activating Jon Baldwin on game day.

"That's possible," said Harbs. "He's doing a good job." Baldwin has been a healthy scratch in each of the first three games. In the meantime, 49ers wideouts have struggled mightily to get open, and Vernon Davis is battling a bad hamstring. Look for Baldwin to get some snaps Thursday night in St. Louis.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 03:15:00 PM

49ers WR Jon Baldwin is a healthy scratch for Sunday's Week 1 game against the Packers.

Baldwin, who has been with the Niners for just three weeks, remains behind the likes of Kyle Williams, Marlon Moore and Quinton Patton. There are no surprises in San Fran's inactives: RB LaMichael James, WR Chris Harper, DT Will Tukuafu, QB BJ Daniels, G Joe Looney and ILB Nathan Stupar.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 03:08:00 PM

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4Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3LaMichael James
4Jewel Hampton
5Marcus Lattimore
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Will Tukuafu
3Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Brandon Lloyd
4Jon Baldwin
5Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Quinton Patton
3Bruce Ellington
4David Reed
5Devon Wylie
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Garrett Celek
4Derek Carrier
5Kyle Nelson
K1Phil Dawson