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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
49ers receive high free agency grade

By Bill Williamson

ESPN.com's group of NFL Insiders offer an in-depth free agency grade for all 32 teams. Insider The San Francisco 49ers received a B- grade.

The 49ers concentrated mostly on keeping their own free agents as in-house priorities. However, former Colts' general manager Bill Polian said the team's addition of safety Antoine Bethea was a "home run." Polian drafted Bethea to the Colts.

In other 49ers' notes:

Sports illustrated heaps praise on 49ers' general manager Trent Baalke. It's well deserved. Baalke is usually only in the news when it is about a perceived rift with coach Jim Harbaugh. In reality, Baalke has done a nice job building this roster, and he clearly excels at his job.

The Sacramento Bee offers a nice roundup of the AFC coaches breakfast at the NFL owners meetings, as it relates to the 49ers.