49ers roster: 6 players who could be gone after 2021

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Tarvarius Moore, San Francisco 49ers
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The 49ers have a number of players who could be playing elsewhere after 2021, and these six don’t seem likely to stick around next year.

The San Francisco 49ers were supposed to undergo a massive roster change entering 2021, namely with so many pending free agents and a diminished salary cap because of the pandemic.

Yet a slew of re-sign deals ultimately meant the Niners mostly “kept the band together” during the offseason. And with the cap expected to rise again entering 2022, it’s looking like the general continuity under head coach Kyle Shanahan will stay in place.

That said, each offseason is chock full of turnover in one way or another, and the multitude of one-year contracts San Francisco dished out during the offseason means there’s likely to be a similar situation, in terms of player departures, a little less than a year from now.

These six players are likely entering their final season with the 49ers and probably won’t be back in 2022.

No. 6: 49ers Safety Tarvarius Moore

Talk about a bad break.

This season was going to be a crucial one for fourth-year defensive back Tarvarius Moore, who has shown flashes of greatness from time to time but has lacked the consistency to suggest he can be a reliable starter within the secondary.

The Niners depth chart at the position is crowded, but Moore seemed pegged to be a high-quality backup again entering 2021 and someone who could play a number of positions, hopefully putting himself in line to cash in on a sizable contract next offseason.

But Moore suffered a torn Achilles during OTA workouts, and he’ll be sidelined for the bulk of this year’s campaign if not all of it.

The injury is a huge blow to his career, and his previous inconsistencies over the last three years probably convince San Francisco to seek help elsewhere, and the team won’t be looking to re-sign him in 2022.