Early 49ers free-agent primer

January, 27, 2014
Jan 27
Let's take an early offseason look at the San Francisco's 49ers' pending unrestricted free agents:
  • WR Anquan Boldin: He is vital. He is 33, so he may not get much interest. The 49ers might be his best fit.

    Percentage of return: 75
  • CB Tarell Brown: The cornerback market was started last year and many starting-quality cornerbacks had to settle for less than they probably wanted. If that happens again, it could lead Brown back to the 49ers.

    Percentage of return: 55
  • K Phil Dawson: The 49ers love Dawson and he loves them. There is no reason for him not to return.

    Percentage of return: 90
  • RB Anthony Dixon: Dixon is versatile and he fills a lot of roles. But that could make him attractive to other teams.

    Percentage of return: 30
  • OL Jonathan Goodwin: He is 35. He is thinking about retirement, but he would also be willing to return if the 49ers wanted him back for another year or so.

    Percentage of return: 45
  • WR Mario Manningham: The oft-injured receiver is likely not be on the 49ers' radar.

    Percentage of return: 5
  • QB Colt McCoy: The 49ers will likely look for an upgrade but could always circle back to McCoy.

    Percentage of return: 25
  • WR Kassim Osgood: A special teams star. I'm sure the 49ers would like him back.

    Percentage of return: 60
  • Whitner
  • S Donte Whitner: This is a tough one. The 49ers need him, but if he gets pricey it may be difficult for them to keep him.

    Percentage of return: 60
  • CB Eric Wright: The 49ers had high hopes for Wright, but the team didn't seem to trust him. He finished the season on the inactive list.

    Percentage of return: 10

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter



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