Originally posted by Wubbie:
I would think that he's done signing anyone that will challenge for a starting role. If he signs anyone else, they'll be bit players who can rotate in, play special teams, or fill in if a guy gets injured.
Our roster is possibly weaker than last year, but a full off-season under Kaepernick at the helm will probably even things out. With 13 picks, we'll be able to fill out any holes we have and set ourselves up for the next 4 years or so.
A replacement for Goldson is the only NEED, IMO. Meanwhile, an heir to Justin Smith, and potential replacements for guys we might lose in free agency next year, are other targeted positions as well.
I'm not sure how our roster can be weaker then last year.
Let's see the only key player we lost was Goldson. Issac and RJF were effectively replaced by Ian and Dorsey, in addition we still have the draft. Likewise, our other major loss was Walker, but I think he can be replaced in about every aspect other than his elite blocking by Celek or a draft pick.
But we upgraded with Boldin over Moss, Dawson over Akers (huge upgrade), and Nnamdi. We added a solid backup QB, while we are probably slightly down here Alex was an expensive insurance policy and we got 2 early picks for him. We also added a few special teams starts to upgrade another problem area for us. And we still have 13 picks to do damage.
While losing your starting FS, 2nd TE are big losses, I think will be fine. Boldin is a huge upgrade. We will get MM back and Hunter back and AKERS IS GONE. Justin and Aldon will be healthy. I'm not sure what's not to like. The rest of our team is in tact.
While we are at it, I wouldn't mind find a way to restructure Justin, Goodwin, Gore, and Rogers. Goodwin is getting paid too much (Kilgore or Looney?). Gore is getting 6.5M as a 30 year old RB. And Rogers' deal was just too big. I want to lock up Justin on the cheap and till he retires as well.
I really like what we've done and we still have at minimum 13 more plays due to the draft where we can bolster our roster AND our 2014 draft. This is just TOO SWEET.