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  1. DisgruntledTunaFan

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    The 49ers were reportedly close to acquiring LB Lance Briggs from the Bears in the days leading up to October's trade deadline.

    Chicago was to trade Briggs for an unspecified draft pick, and the 49ers were to sign him long term. But an NFL rule made the new contract impossible because Briggs was another team's franchise player, and talks were called off. Yahoo's Jason Cole writes that Chicago expects to lose Briggs to free agency and that the 49ers may be the favorites to get him.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_y...lug=jc-tradingrules120607&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
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    The deal probably fell apart when San Francisco remembered they didn't have that first round pick to trade anymore.
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