Release: $8 million in savings
Carlos Rogers - CB
Craig Dahl - S
Resign: $9 million in spending
Tramaine Brock - CB - 4 years, $10M
Eric Wright - CB - 2 years, $2M
Donte Whitner - S - 2 years, $10M
Michael Wilhoite - ILB - ERFA (550k)
Restructure: $5 million in savings
Vernon Davis - TE
Frank Gore - RB
Kaepernick, Iupati, Miller, Kilgore
49ers trade 2nd round draft pick for Browns Josh Gordon (WR) and 2015 conditional pick (dependent on substance abuse)
*We take a flyer to bolster our position while minimally adding to the salary cap. He'll be on the payroll for 2 more years.
49ers trade LaMichael James to Eagles for Vinnie Curry (DE)
*Bust for bust. Curry was drafted as a 4-3 DE, now converting to a 3-4 DE, and hasn't seen much reps. I think we convert Curry to a 3-4 OLB (after slimming down), and reunite James with his former college coach Chip Kelly.
Remaining money is used for team extensions.
R1: Odell Beckham Jr. - WR/PR - LSU
*Smooth and speedy receiver with strong punt returning skills. Replaces Kyle Williams.
R2: Justin Gilbert - CB/KR - Oklahoma State (via Chiefs)
*Developing CB that continues to elevate his game. Strong boost to our ST kick off return game. Replaces Tarell Brown.
R3: Travis Swanson - C - Arkansas (via Titans)
*A blue chip center prospect to anchor our offensive line for the next 10 years. Replaces Jonathan Goodwin
R3: Dion Bailey - FS/SS - USC
*Very raw safety that has speed and force when he pops ball carriers. With some coaching, he could be a starting strong safety in this league. Replaces Craig Dahl.
R3: Deion Belue - CB - Alabama (comp)
*Banged up this year, but when healthy, Belue is a strong cornerback that plays the ball very well. He'll be mainly on the ST unit his first year, and with proper conditioning, he'll be a contributor to our secondary. Replaces Parrish Cox.
R4: Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - EIU
*Rising prospect, but there are still plenty of QBs ahead of him with 6-7 teams truly looking for new starting QBs. Strengthen the depth at QB. Replaces Colt McCoy.
R5: Ben Malena - RB - Texas A&M
*Malena reminds me a bit of Ahmad Bradshaw and Danny Woodhead. Great weapon in the screen or pistol. Replaces LaMichael James.
R6: Cairo Santos - K - Tulane
*No more $2M kickers, we draft our long-term kicker. Santos has a BIG leg, able to kick 55+ FG in college. 100% last year. A bit inconsistent in the 40 range, but Seely can fix that. Replaces Phil Dawson.
R7: BPA at O-Line, CB, and DL
ST: Santos*, Lee, McDermott