49ers Free Agency – Tough Decisions Ahead

The 49ers season ended one game too early with the heart breaking loss to the Seahawks. But now the real season begins for the front office. The NFL is a 24/7/365 business and free agency is one of the biggest parts of that business. The 49ers have some key members going to free agency including 5 starters from this years team. This is not a task made for the faint of heart or the weak minded. Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke have some tough decisions to make, not only do they have to sign some of these guys back, they also need to keep cap space open for other potential free agents and rookies, while also leaving enough room for the huge extensions that will come due for Colin Kaepernick, Michael Crabtree, & Aldon Smith after the 2014 season. We all saw in the form of the 2003 to 2010 49ers what happens when you have cap mismanagement. Har-Baalke will have to put their heads together and come up with some great picks in the draft and bring some key pieces back to keep this team in contention for the next few years. Here is to hoping they can continue their magic from the past three years. Who do you think needs to be brought back on this list?

Unrestricted Free Agents

  1. WR – Anquan Boldin
  2. CB – Tarell Brown
  3. K – Phil Dawson
  4. SS – Donte Whitner
  5. C – Jonathan Goodwin
  6. RB – Anthony Dixon
  7. WR – Mario Manningham
  8. QB – Colt McCoy
  9. CB – Eric Wright
  10. WR – Kassim Osgood

Restricted Free Agents

  1. DT – Demarcus Dobbs
  2. CB – Perrish Cox

Exclusive Rights Free Agents

  1. LB – Michael Wilhoite

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