NFL free agency 2023: 49ers must go after these potential cap casualties
By Peter Panacy
49ers cap-casualty target No. 2: Cornerback Michael Davis, Chargers
San Francisco already invested heavily in its cornerback room last offseason by grabbing Charvarius Ward in NFL free agency.
That move worked out well, but the other half of the defensive backfield remains up in the air, particularly with fellow corner Emmanuel Moseley coming off a torn ACL and also hitting the free-agent market this offseason.
Re-signing Moseley should be the priority for the 49ers, and his injury status could make him a cheaper option than Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Michael Davis, who got his hefty payout entering the 2021 season.
The Bolts are already $20 million over the cap, and cutting Davis would free up $7.4 million of that right away.
Plus, seeing how LA’s defense employs a number of similarities to those of the Niners, plugging a player like Davis into San Francisco’s system (even if coordinator DeMeco Ryans is gone) would make a lot of sense.
Even if it’d likely be much more expensive than re-signing Moseley.