Bumping this... Who is next guys?
After 2013 Season FA's: Boldin, Brown, Manningham, Dawson, Wright, Wilhoite, Osgood, Goodwin, Whitner, Dixon, McCoy, Dobbs, McLBT
After 2014 Season FA's: Crabtree, Iupati, Skuta, Dorsey, Spillman...
Can't Negotiate Until After the Season: Kaepernick, Aldon, Culliver, Miller, Hunter, Kilgore
I think after this season I'd look at Miller, Kilgore and maybe Hunter who will be cheap and should be easy to get done. Culliver could be cheaper after injury but we won't know what to expect from him so could wait until into the 2014 season. I don't expect us to re-sign Kap or Aldon during this offseason, especially Kap.
We are currently negotiating with Iupati and Brown but there is a chance neither gets done. Iupati's value is dropping as his play drops off (probably due to injury) and it will be tough to reach an agreement. Brown will want more than we can offer, he's been underpaid for many years now and he will go and get paid. He's 29 this will be his last contract. I don't want to sign a 29 year old to a 4-5 year deal and he deserves more than a 2-3 year deal which I would feel more comfortable with.
So this season we can negotiate with any of the 2013 FAs plus Crabtree, Iupati, Skuta, Dorsey and Spillman. I don't see us in any hurry to re-sign Manningham, Dawson, Wright, Wilhoite, Osgood, Skuta, Dorsey or Spillman. So we are down to Crabtree, Iupati, Brown and Boldin. Question is will we re-sign one of those guys before the end of the season? If not someone we can't negotiate with yet (Miller, Kilgore, Hunter, Culliver) could pass them up. Crabtree we can negotiate with now but I'm not sure we don't wait until he's been back awhile and possibly after this season. Boldin I could see us adding a year on at 4-5 mil but it's a matter of does he want to come back and will he wait until after the season to see how we do. If we don't make the playoffs would he come back? I really don't know but if we don't sign anyone for the rest of the season I think Miller or Culliver could be first up. If we re-sign someone this season it's likely Iupati, Brown or Boldin but Boldin would be the easiest so he could be first. If you asked me who I want to see signed to an extension first and I took into account the money and if we can afford them I'd say Boldin 1 year 5 million or 2 year 8 million dollar extension. Next would be after the season Bruce Miller like 3 years, 5-6 million.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Nov 23, 2013 at 1:48 PM ]