Question: I know Chicago turned down Washington's offer for Briggs, but is there any interest from the 49ers? It seems like Briggs could solidify the linebacker corps and the 49ers have a lot of picks to deal if necessary.
Answer: The Chicago-Washington trade would have involved the two teams swapping first-round picks: Chicago has No. 30, the Redskins No. 6. The Bears also wanted linebacker Rocky McIntosh, who is going into his second season. That seems awful steep, and I'm fairly certain the 49ers wouldn't even contemplate terms like that. Considering the 49ers could nab Patrick Willis with their No. 11 pick, I don't think they'd be willing to trade it for Briggs, and I know they're not willing to give up one of their young, defensive prospects.
-- Matt Barrows