Wide receiver Torrey Smith nearly found a new home at the trade deadline, but ultimately he was going to be too expensive, according to a report.

Smith confirmed on Tuesday that "there were negotiations going on" between the 49ers and another team, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.

But apparently according to ESPN's Ed Werder ESPN on Tuesday, the team involved in possible trade talks were the Philadelphia Eagles, but the two sides couldn't come on an agreement when it came to compensation.

Oddly enough, Smith actually traveled to Philadelphia during the 49ers bye week. But he confirmed he was merely visiting his in-laws and not on a prospective tour for employment change.

Smith also said he thinks a "change of scenery" wouldn't be the worst thing, which is something you can't be surprised to hear from a guy coming off a 33-catch season in 2015, with 13 catches this year.

"I think the selfish side of you, you think sometimes a change of scenery would be a good thing," Smith said. "But I know I'm very committed to everybody in this locker room and playing well.

"I'm a 49er. I'm going to go out there and play my ass off for these guys. It's not something where I'm going out there and crying, banging down the door, saying, 'Get me out of here.' I understand the business side of it, too. Things haven't gone the way any of us expected. So you're never surprised when these things come about."

At the end of the day, the 49ers appear to have wanted too much for their veterans. Smith for a third is pricey and a first-round pick for tackle Joe Staley, while arguably a reasonable price, wasn't going to get any deals done.