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4 Missing Pieces the San Francisco 49ers Could Still Land

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4 Missing Pieces the San Francisco 49ers Could Still Land
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Justin Bannan was a quality D-lineman for the Denver Broncos.

Placing “missing pieces” next to the San Francisco 49ers in the same sentence would generally inspire some skepticism.

A team with so few needs after reaching the Super Bowl and a favorite to be the NFC representative once again isn’t in a position to land many free agents.

That said, general manager Trent Baalke loves to provide competition and depth for head coach Jim Harbaugh. The 49ers sideline general and his staff accept the additions—as would any in the NFL.

Offseason workouts are a time when post-draft signees fill out the non-official depth chart and compete their hearts out to make the official one when the season begins.

And that competition keeps established starters and drafted prospects hungry—whether coming from a veteran or rookie free agent.

Here are four missing pieces that the 49ers could still land. We’ll first highlight the specific position followed by a player capable of filling it.

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