With all the one year signings this year, and our regularly scheduled crop of FAs next year, I started thinking about what 2012 might look like. From what I could find the 2012 Niner FA class looks like (*=starter):
Braylon Edwards (* until Crabtree is back maybe longer)
Adam Snyder (* until Goodwin takes over)
I didn't include any of the undrafted FA signings (obviously) and I'm not 100% sure I got everyone. There are some significant (expected) contributors here but overall it doesn't look terrible even though there are 10 starters expected to be FAs at the end of the season. CB will be a need again next year as will O-line. I expect Gore will be extended before training camp is finished and perhaps someone like Rogers and/or Edwards will be offered a new deal during the season if they are performing. Some of the "starters" (ie Rachal, Snyder and possibly Alex Smith) are very replaceable based on historial performance. Net is we're not looking too bad for the future!