NFL Free Agency: Making the Call on San Francisco 49ers 2016 Free Agents

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August 24, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams (93) during the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Levi’s Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Chargers 21-7. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive Tackle Ian Williams (UFA)

2015 Cap Hit: $$1,495,834

Ian Williams has been one of the better defensive tackles along San Francisco’s defensive line this season. Primarily featured as a run-stopper, Williams has registered 44 tackles and one sack on the year and remains one of the 49ers’ best performers, according to Pro Football Focus.

Williams recently stated, via Chris Biderman of, he would like to stay in San Francisco after this season.

And the 49ers need to reach for this hope. With so many needs across the board, San Francisco can’t afford to let one of its better defenders walk via free agency.

Decision: Keep

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