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49ers trade Kentwan Balmer

Updated: August 16, 2010, 9:27 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer was traded to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday after a mysterious absence from the San Francisco 49ers over the past week.

A league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the 49ers received a sixth-round pick in the 2011 NFL draft in return for Balmer.

Balmer left the 49ers last Monday for what coach Mike Singletary called personal reasons.

Balmer, the team's first-round draft pick in 2008 out of North Carolina, ...

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