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April 6, 2007
Trading around Briggs

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.
--Chris, Fairfield

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


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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