4 free-agent moves from NFC West rivals that should terrify 49ers fans

If you're not getting better, you're getting worse.

Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White
Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages
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While the 49ers improved their roster via NFL free agency, so did the rest of the NFC West. Particularly with these four moves.

The San Francisco 49ers didn't land one of the league's marquee players in NFL free agency this offseason.

But they did improve the roster, especially on the defensive side of the ball with key pickups like All-Pro linebacker De'Vondre Campbell, cornerback Isaac Yiadom and edges Leonard Floyd and Yetur Gross-Matos.

Already a Super Bowl-contending squad, the Niners are straining to hoist a Lombardi Trophy while their current window is open. And there's no reason to assume they'll slip from being the dominant force within the NFC West.

That said, the rest of the division sought to improve via free agency, too.

These four free-agent pickups by San Francisco's NFC West rivals should be worrisome heading into 2024.

No. 1: Rams sign CB Tre'Davious White

Sure, the Los Angeles Rams may have lost perennial All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald to retirement. But LA is certainly on the rise and remains a legitimate threat to the 49ers' divisional dominance.

Perhaps weaker on the defensive line, Los Angeles is surely stronger within its secondary now after adding two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Tre'Davious White on a one-year deal, as reported by NFL Network's Mike Garafolo:

White, who spent his entire seven-year career with the Buffalo Bills up to this point, was rumored to be a potential Niners offseason target.

Instead, White will be bringing his 18 career interceptions out to one of San Francisco's biggest rivals.

And that's not the only scary move the Rams made to bolster their secondary heading into 2024.