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The 49ers are interested in adding some veteran players to their thin roster during the second wave of NFL free agency. The club would like to add another wide receiver, an offensive lineman and a defensive back who have NFL experience. But it's uncertain whether the club will be able to find what it's looking for.

Coach Mike Nolan might have been interested in adding former Ravens pass-rusher Peter Boulware to the mix, but Boulware plays a position that the 49ers consider their deepest spot - linebacker.

"That's an area of strength, so I don't think Peter fits into what we're doing," Nolan said. "From a cap standpoint, it's not a good fit all the way around."

The 49ers created an additional $3 million in salary cap room with the release of veteran right tackle Scott Gragg, whose play fell off markedly last season. Most of that money will be used to sign the 49ers' 11 draft picks, but some of it is also being earmarked for the free-agent market.

Although the 49ers signed three-year veteran receiver Jason McAddley, the team might not be finished trying to stock that position. The 49ers will investigate the possibility of going after Seahawks castoff Koren Robinson, as well as Rod Gardner, if the Redskins cut him free as expected. On Monday, the Redskins signed receiver Kevin Dyson, making Gardner's depature practically imminent.

If the 49ers add a veteran to the mix, that player probably will not get on the field with his new teammates until training camp. Nolan has decided to cancel the 49ers' final scheduled minicamp, which had been slated for June 13-15.

Nolan said the near-perfect attendance at the organized team activities prompted him to let everybody have some time off.

"I'd rather thrown them a bone and move on," Nolan said.

The 49ers have sustained one likely season-ending injury in their offseason program. Receiver Derrick Hamilton, who was in position to be the team's No. 3 wideout, sustained a torn ACL in practice two weeks ago.

THE DAY AFTER FORMER FBI agent W. Mark Felt finally stepped forward as "Deep Throat," ending one of the biggest American mysteries of the 20th century, the San Francisco Chronicle led the newspaper with its story about the 49ers' scandalous in-house video shown to the players during training camp last year.

Nolan made sure not to downplay the episode, answering he did not think the story was blown out of proportion.

"That's a good question because it's a very serious matter," Nolan said. "But it is the old regime, so to speak, and we're going in a new direction. It does bring to light some things that we want to make sure do not ever happen again."

JUST HOW MEMORABLE WAS the video? Several players thought it was a big hit, with the room filled with uproarious laugher upon its viewing during training camp last summer.

But when asked, quarterback Ken Dorsey and running back Terry Jackson, two of the brightest players on the team, claimed they did not remember watching it.

ON THE SUBJECT OF a different movie ... serving as a guest film reviewer for the San Jose Mercury News, 49ers running back Kevan Barlow gave an interesting critique of Adam Sandler and the Cardinals' Kurt Warner as quarterbacks. Sandler plays the role of a quarterback in the remake of "The Longest Yard."

"He's an actor, not an athlete," Barlow said of Sandler. "I didn't buy him as a quarterback. I didn't buy him as a linebacker in `The Waterboy' either. He's just so stiff, especially when he drops back to pass. Really stiff. He reminds me of Kurt Warner."

NOLAN SAID HE IS RELUCTANT to add any veteran players to his team that bring baggage with him. Earlier this offseason, Nolan passed on the opportunity to sign receiver David Boston.

"If he doesn't seem to have the track record of being our kind of guy right now, I want to make sure that we're not vulnerable to something by bringing that guy aboard," Nolan said.

THE 49ERS HAVE RELEASED kicker Chase Long. With nine-year veteran Joe Nedney and youngster Kirk Yliniemi ahead of him on the depth chart, Long had no chance to make the team, and the addition of undrafted free agent punter/kicker Cole Farden, a promising prospect, left no reason to keep Long around for training camp.

THE NFL'S SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT is scheduled to take place July 14. The 49ers would have the first pick of any round of the draft, but would have to relinquish their pick from the same round in the 2006 draft.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "It's the same type of sarcasm and satire that has 'Chappelle's Show' as the No. 1 sketch comedy show in the country" -- 49ers safety Tony Parrish, comparing the Comedy Central hit to the controversial video intended to instruct players on dealing with the media.


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