49ers to have pre-draft visit with Mario Williams

Apr 17, 2006 at 7:15 PM--


Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the San Francisco 49ers will conduct a pre-draft visit with North Carolina State DE Mario Williams Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20.





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