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Chargers send CB Davis to 49ers for WR Woods

SAN DIEGO (April 12, 2006) -- The Chargers and San Francisco 49ers swapped disappointing former first-round draft picks, with San Diego getting wide receiver Rashaun Woods in exchange for cornerback Sammy Davis.

Woods was a huge disappointment for the 49ers, who chose him with the 31st pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. He set 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 past two years.

Woods caught only 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 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 season.

Florence beat out Davis before last season.

Davis started 30 of 44 games with the Chargers and had three interceptions.

The Associated Press News Service

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