The San Francisco 49ers may have some holes to fill this offseason on their depth chart heading into the offseason. The most significant areas are at the Wide Receiver spot, Cornerback, and Safety positions.
49er Faithful already know our star-studded kicker Phil Dawson will already be getting paid as stated by head coach Jim Harbaugh. Also, the starting Center, Jonathan Goodwin, has expressed his interest in returning to the team next season.
The biggest hole starts with the Wide Receivers. Three out of the six wide outs have expiring contracts, Anquan Boldin, Mario Manningham, and Kassim Osgood. The biggest name on the last that is a priority to resign is Boldin. He was the 49ers leading receiver in receptions (85) and receiving yards (1,179).
Boldin has no problem resigning back with the team, but only if the price is right.
The safety position will also be one man short as Donte Whitner enters free agency after his 9th year in the league. The team is unsure yet how they will address this issue as they still have backup Craig Dahl available to play alongside Pro Bowler Eric Reid.
But, Whitner may also be a top priority to sign back as he was tied with his partner Eric Reid in tackles (77) along with four takeaways.
The last glaring hole for the Niners will be in their secondary as Tarell Brown’s contract is up as well. Brown finished the season injured as Tramaine Brock filled in at his place. But the corner back position is one that the 49ers can always improve by either resigning talent or looking into free agency at other candidates.
There is one thing for sure, and that is Colin Kaepernick will be due for an extension this offseason. So it will be up to the upper management on how the Niners want to spend their money this coming offseason. We shall see in further weeks how this all will unfold.