Well it’s been five days since the start of free agency and it appears as if the Niners moves may have come to a standstill. The 49ers have been busy this offseason and Nolan and Co. are slowing putting the pieces in place. Not only did they sign five new faces, but they also locked up current ones. Here is a quick breakdown of what the 49ers have done so far this offseason.
Walt Harris (contract extended)
Players Signed (new faces)
Tully Banta Cain
On the horizon:
The 49ers have a decision to make in regards to punter Andy Lee, the Steelers made him an offer on Tuesday and they have seven days to match or they receive the Steelers sixth-round pick. Also Eric Johnson has visited the Saints and the Dolphins are showing interest in Maurice Hicks. Aside from these three the 49ers other free agents will likely not be coming back. The 49ers also need to start deciding on the future of Frank Gore.
Here is the breakdown of the 49ers draft picks. They have ONE pick in the first round (No. 11); ONE pick in the second (No. 42); ONE pick in the third round (No. 76), plus an expected compensatory pick for losing Julian Peterson: THREE picks in the fourth round (the Redskins’ for the Brandon Lloyd trade, their own, and the Jets’ for the Kevan Barlow trade), plus an expected compensatory pick for losing Andre Carter. The 49ers also have ONE pick apiece in the fifth and sixth rounds. They don’t have a seventh-rounder because of the Trent Dilfer trade. (Source: Matt Maiocco)
Now we just have to sit back and wait to see if any more players get signed, if so don’t look for them to be big name players. And then wait for the draft.