Weekly Roundup- 04/21/2001
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An extremely busy week for the 49ers ended in a blockbuster trade where the 49ers and Green Bay managed to swap picks late Friday night. There was speculation all week that the 49ers would make a trade with their number one pick, but this move was un-anticipated.

The 49ers also extended an offer to defensive tackle Brenston Buckner. Buckner decided to wait until after the draft to enter negotiations. Meanwhile the 49ers and Dana Stubblefield seem much farther apart on numbers than they are in wanting to end up together. Stubblefield reportedly is wanting much more than minimum offer the 49ers were looking to extend.

The team also officially decided not to match the San Diego's offer to kicker Wade Richey. As a result, the team will lose Richey to the Chargers. The team also lost Artie Ulmer to the Falcons who recently traded for the first round pick in the draft. Ulmer was a solid back up linebacker last season, and the 49ers will have to look to the draft or the undrafted free agents to make up for his loss.

Jerry Rice visited with the Lions and was pleased with the results. Rice the 49ers' and NFL's all time leading receiver in just about every receiving category, will likely be released from the 49ers on June first when the salary cap hit will be prorated to next year.

Finally, the week also had some good news about Garrison Hearst. Though reports on his status were mildly conflicting, it's safe to assume that the 49ers believe he will play again in some capacity.

The Draft will begin on Saturday at twelve noon eastern standard time.

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