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Watch Ahkello Witherspoon seal 49ers' Week 1 win vs. Bucs with pick-six

Watch Ahkello Witherspoon seal 49ers' Week 1 win vs. Bucs with pick-six

It wasn't the prettiest game, but all that matters is getting the win and the 49ers did that Sunday thanks to Ahkello Witherspoon.

The 49ers held a 23-17 lead over the Bucs with a little over two minutes to play when Jameis Winston dropped back and sailed a pass intended for Ronald Jones right into the hands of Ahkello Witherspoon. The 49ers cornerback wasted no time returning the interception 26 yards to seal the 31-17 win for the 49ers in Tampa.

It was the 49ers' third interception of the game, surpassing their season total from a year ago.

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Kyle Shanahan's team has some things to work out, but they left Raymond James Stadium with an important win and a 1-0 record.

NFL trade deadline: Position-by-position look at 49ers' plan of attack

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NFL trade deadline: Position-by-position look at 49ers' plan of attack

The NFL trade deadline is set for Tuesday, Oct. 29. But some teams, such as the Los Angeles Rams, did not wait until the last minute. There were a flurry of trades Tuesday – a full two weeks before the deadline.

Meanwhile, the 49ers have not made a trade since a couple of deals on the third day of the NFL draft in late-April.

Still, general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan are looking forward to adding multiple starting players to their lineup in the coming weeks.

No, the 49ers are not expecting to acquire a player or two from outside the organization at any cost. Instead, they expect to shore up some areas of their team with the return of key players from injuries.

The 49ers expect to fortify their lineup with the returns of offensive tackles Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey, fullback Kyle Juszczyk, cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon and slot receiver Trent Taylor.

Lynch and Shanahan said the club is always looking to improve, but they always will weigh the short-term benefit and the long-term advantage of any trade.

Here's a position-by-position look at the 49ers’ prospects for making a trade

Richard Sherman says Jalen Ramsey has all leverage after Rams' trade

Richard Sherman says Jalen Ramsey has all leverage after Rams' trade

SANTA CLARA -- The Los Angeles Rams gave up two first-round draft picks and a fourth-rounder this week to acquire cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Rams paid the exorbitant price despite Ramsey being under contract for only another one-and-a-half seasons. San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, who acts as his own agent, said that puts Ramsey in an incredibly favorable position in his negotiations with the 49ers' NFC West rival.

“It seems like they gave up a lot for him and it’s going to be great for him because he has a lot of leverage,” Sherman said. “I wish they would try to not pay him at this point.

“Give up two first-rounders, and it’s like, ‘Oh, we’re going to play hardball in these negotiations.’ Yeah, back up the Brinks truck to his house and call me when you’re done.”

[RELATED: Gap between 49ers, Rams won't close after Ramsey trade]

Ramsey is under contract to play the 2020 season on the fifth-year option price of $13.7 million. He is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the 2020 season. If the Rams do not work out a contract extension, they could also keep him around on the franchise tag.