Boldin - WR, Cox - CB, Wilhoite - ILB, Dawson - K, Osgood - WR
(Whitner and Brown get large contracts via FA; we opt not to resign Eric Wright)
Dahl - S, Baldwin - WR, Rogers - CB, Fleming - LB
Ian Williams - NT for Packers 2014 7th round draft pick
*TJE has replaced Williams at NT. Plus we have Dial. It's best to trade Williams to a DL needy team. Packers have a ton of FAs at DL like Raji.
LaMichael James for Vinny Curry - DE/LB - Eagles
*Curry has been a 2nd round disappointment. Under Tomsula, I think Curry could blossom. Similar frame to Carradine.
7th round draft pick for Jonathan Martin - OT/OG - Dolphins
*Martin is an average tackle, but I think he could replace Iupati at LG in 2015. At worst, he improves our depth.
Free Agency --
T.J. Ward - S - Browns
*Born in San Fran, college in Oregon, the signing will be a homecoming. Top 3 player at his position. This is a true upgrade, and there's mutual interest.
Craig Stevens - TE - Titans (Cap Casualty)
*A former 3rd round pick that never blossomed as a receiving TE but excels as a blocking TE. Upgrade to Celek. Vet min deal.
Matt Moore - QB - Dolphins (Cap Casualty)
*Dolphins can use save $4M by cutting Moore for other contracts. We snag our backup to Colin Kaepernick. Upgrade to Colt McCoy.
NFL Draft --
R1: Brandin Cooks - WR - Oregon State
*Speed, game breaking threat that our offense badly needs.
R2: Louchiez Purifoy - CB - Florida (via Chiefs)
*A bit raw in technique, Purifoy makes up in physical skills such as speed, height, and build. Tall corner. Replaces Rogers.
R2: Martavis Bryant - WR - Clemson
*Tall receiver that knows how to make the big catches.
R3: E.J. Gaines - CB - Missouri (via Titans)
*Similar to Brown in terms of height and skill, and will be his replacement in 2014.
R3: Tyler Larsen - C - Utah State
*Competes with Kilgore for the starter center position.
R3: Jordan Zumwalt - ILB - UCLA (comp)
*Big hitting linebacker that will provide depth and relief for Bowman and Willis.
R4: Antone Exum - CB/S - Virginia Tech
*Injury drops him to this spot. Slotted behind Ward at Strong Safety.
R5: De'Anthony Thomas - RB/KR/PR - Oregon
*Burst speedy back and receiver with special teams abilities. Replaces James.
R6: Spencer Long - OG - Nebraska
*Possible return for 2014, but most likely a 2015 player. Starting potential.
R7: Keith Price - QB - Washington (via Packers)
*Poor man's Russell Wilson. Competes for a backup spot.
R7: Zack Kerr - NT/DE - Delaware (via Saints)
*Competes with Dial and Curry for the last roster spots along the D-line.
R7: Lorenzo Taliaferro - RB/FB - Coastal Carolina (via Colts)
*Goal line power back in a similar style to Anthony Dixon.
R7: Colton Underwood - DE/LB - Illinois State (via Panthers)
*PS player to transition to outside linebacker
Depth Chart -
ST: Dawson, Lee, McDermott
PS: Kerr*, Price*, Underwood*, Jacobs, Marquardt, Swanson, Carrier, Moody