Chargers trade Davis to 49ers for receiver


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Jan 22, 2006
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Chargers trade Davis to 49ers for receiver

By: Associated Press

The Chargers and San Francisco 49ers swapped disappointing former first-round draft picks on Wednesday, with wide receiver Rashaun Woods coming to San Diego in exchange for cornerback Sammy Davis.

Woods was a huge disappointment for the 49ers, who chose him with the 31st pick in the 2004 draft. He set school records at Oklahoma State, but never earned even a minor spot in San Francisco's receiving corps, one of the NFL's weakest in the last two years.

Woods caught just seven passes for 160 yards as a rookie, and new coach Mike Nolan apparently saw him as a prime example of the questionable personnel decisions that got Terry Donahue fired as general manager.

Woods was nearly cut in training camp last season ---- surviving only because of the salary-cap hit ---- and then placed on injured reserve with a minor thumb problem.

Davis was the Chargers' 30th pick overall in 2003 and never distinguished himself. He started all 16 games in 2003, when the Chargers were an NFL-worst 4-12. He lost his starting job in 2004, reclaimed it when his replacement, Drayton Florence got hurt, but then got hurt himself and missed the rest of the year.

In other news, USC offensive tackle Winston Justice, a likely first-round pick in this month's NFL draft, is scheduled to visit the Chargers today.

Justice is passing up his final year of eligibility to go pro. He started every game after missing the 2004 season when he was suspended from school for flashing a pellet gun at a fellow student.

Tackle Eric Winston of Miami, who also could go in the first round, visited the Chargers earlier this week, general manager A.J. Smith said.
Who thinks the 49ers are going to draft Chad Jackson? ME!
Rupert said:
Who thinks the 49ers are going to draft Chad Jackson? ME!
Well......I kinda thought they might go for Vernon Davis myself!! :)
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