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June 10, 2007
No deep pockets for another corner

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


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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