Question: If Asante Samuel doesn't re-sign with the Patriots, do you think there will be any chance of him coming over to San Francisco? Even though we picked up Nate Clements, I think a lockdown corner like Asante on the other side of the field would be a great pickup - if the 49ers could afford him.
Kyle, San Carlos
Answer: The answer is no. Even if the 49ers could afford it (and not risk another salary-cap disaster) I don't think they'd spend that amount of money on one position. It's like diversifying your portfolio when investing - you don't want to put all your eggs (or bucks, as it were) in one basket.
- Matt Barrows