The Seahawks signed the best wide receiver in free agency this year, T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Housh signed a five-year, $40 million deal. Your 49ers were not in discussions at all to sign the former Bengal. In a recent post I said the 49ers should sign Housh just to keep him from going to a division rival. We need a number one receiver which will not be newly signed WR Brandon Jones. With Housh off the market the 49ers still have options in free agency along with the draft. But don’t expect the Niners to sign another WR better than Jones. They seem content. Hopefully with the 10th pick they will draft a WR but I suspect Mike Singletary and company will draft either an offensive tackle or defensive end. Both positions are needed, but a WR is a more urgent position the Niners need to upgrade.
Warner Visits 49ers
Just as I thought, Kurt Warner’s visit to the 49ers yesterday was a leveraging tactic even though his agent said it was a serious visit. Warner did receive a contract offer from the Niners however today his agent submitted a contract proposal to keep Warner in Arizona. Basically Warner’s visit means he can get more money out of the Cardinals. Good, didn’t need or want him anyway.