49ers roster: 5 players who definitely won't be back in 2024

The 49ers' Super Bowl roster will definitely undergo some changes this offseason.

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Chase Young
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Chase Young / Ryan Kang/GettyImages
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No. 2: 49ers cornerback Ambry Thomas

Few areas on the field have been as big a liability for the Niners than the defensive secondary, and despite some strong performances from cornerbacks Charvarius Ward and Deommodore Lenoir, the offseason is shaping up to be yet another one in which the team seeks out more defensive backs.

Ambry Thomas, the inconsistent corner who has flashed moments of promise but has then returned to being a liability, might make the offseason roster into training camp. After all, he's entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract and will cost a cap hit of just $1.425 million. That's affordable, even for an experienced backup.

However, Thomas might not be worth the roster spot. Should San Francisco target other cornerbacks, either via free agency or the draft, Thomas could easily wind up being an expendable commodity.

At this point, it's hard seeing him make the 2024 53-man roster.