San Francisco 49ers Free Agency: Niners Are Not Done Adding Receivers

Vincent FrankCorrespondent IMarch 13, 2012

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08:  Mike Wallace #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws the ball prior to the start of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Despite the fact that the San Francisco 49ers made an initial move to bolster their lackluster wide receiver group prior to the start of free agency, they are not done adding players at the position.

Pro Football Talk reported that the 49ers were $21.8 million under the cap on Sunday. This was obviously before they came to an agreement with Randy Moss on a one-year contract.

With that said, it is hard to imagine that his contract is going to be worth much more than $1 million in base salary in 2012.

This report also came out prior to the revelation that both the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins were going to be penalized for salary-cap violations. Under those penalties, the 49ers are going to receive an additional $1.6 million to spend how they see fit.

The 49ers also made it clear that they had no interest in bringing back Shawntae Spencer when they allowed the corner to seek a trade. Even if San Francisco isn't able to find a trade partner, they could shave $3 million off the 2012 cap by releasing him.

Simple math enables me to assume the 49ers are about $25 million under the cap as I write this article. Obviously, they have the ability to go after one of the top-tier free agent wider receivers if they decide to.

You can also expect San Francisco to be an attractive destination for free agents this offseason. They are coming off a tremendously successful season, have an up-and-coming head coach, are about to break ground on a new stadium and have the necessary money.

The 49ers are quickly becoming a place where free agents are going to want to play. Pure conjecture here, but Moss most likely did choose them over the New Orleans Saints.

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 26:  Receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Tennessee Titans watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 26, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Ima
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Without getting into too much detail about the rumors out there, I can easily say that San Francisco is looking at even more additions at wide receiver.

The obvious names out there are Vincent Jackson, Marques Colston and Mike Wallace.

Either way, you can fully expect the 49ers to bring in a few other receivers for visits early on in free agency.


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