Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Gore_21:
Boldin, Manninham, Williams, Moore are all FA's after this season. Crabtree is signed through 2014. Leaves Crabtree, Patton and Baldwin as only ones under contract after this year.
While we are on that subject CB's full of FA's as well:
Brown, Asomugha, Brock, Wright, Cox (restricted I believe) are all FA's. Means only Culliver and Rogers are under contract for 2014. Well that's if Rogers takes a paycut. Not sure we keep him around if he doesn't.
And yeah it will be very hard making the decisions on who to keep and let go. Will not only be on who played the best but who offers the best value. Wish we could keep them all but we will probably lose most of the guys in order to help us save up for the 2015 FAs.
I do think if Boldin does well early they'll find a way to extend him for at least another season. That way, for next season you have Boldin, Crabtree, Patton, Baldwin and possibly an earlier round rookie.
I'd I would like to see him back another year but depends on how much he wants and how much we can afford. Not sure we can give another 6 million to him although he will probably deserve it. If you put aside money as of right now I re-sign Boldin for another year, leave Baldwin on the roster (get him on jugs machine, see how he does next offseason/preseason), then I probably choose between Williams, Manningham and Moore. Don't want all 3 of those guys. At most 2 guys back, preferably 0 or 1. Whoever is the best value. I like Manningham but if he isn't healthy and can't be reliable I don't want him. As I said before with Williams unless he breaks out and comes back for cheap I don't want him. A lot of guys in the league can get you 15-20 catches and 200-250 yards.
I see it as being:
Crabtree, Boldin, Patton, Moore, Baldwin, high pick rookie or Crabtree, Boldin, Patton, Baldwin/Moore, high pick rookie. If Boldin is gone Crabtree, Patton, Baldwin, Moore, high pick rookie. Gets to be a lot of option but basically like I said I'd re-sign Boldin if cheap enough. Choose 0 or 1 between Williams, Moore and Manningham... give Baldwin a shot and if he doesn't play well in the pre-season probably cut him..... also, keep in mind Crabtree is a FA after 2014 so we might need to pick a rookie high in the draft (1-3rd round) to replace him some what. Too confusing right now to get into. We will see how all the guys do this year and then decide who to re-sign.