Weve got a BUNCH of players to pay, and Whitner is far down that list. Kap, Aldon, Crabtree, Boldin, etc.
I think Whitner, Goodwin, Brown, and Manningham are all toast.
With this Bowman injury, I think we re-up with Wilhoite and Skuta. Dixon, Dawson, and Osgood are probably the lesser UFA that get brought back.
Ideally, I'd love to see the FO work something out with Whitner. He's been excellent for the most part this year and he pairs up and communicates well with Reid.
With that being said, realistically, Whitner is coming off perhaps one of his best seasons in his career; as Sofa put it, his value is way higher now than it was when he came here from the Bills and he's going to want a well deserved raise in pay. Of course the 49ers will talk and negotiate with him but at the end of the day, I doubt we will be the highest bidder when we have the Big 3 (Aldon, Kap, Crab) and Boldin to talk to.
I'd also add Rogers to the 'toast' list if he's not willing to take at least a 50% pay cut.
[ Edited by NeonNiner on Jan 26, 2014 at 8:34 AM ]
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