San Francisco 49ers' Bargain Guide to the 2014 Offseason

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San Francisco 49ers' Bargain Guide to the 2014 Offseason
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Free agency, which begins on March 11, is the next big NFL event that shapes how teams will look in 2014.

The San Francisco 49ers, which view free agency as a supplementary device for team building, will likely throw their hat in the ring and look for bargains. Not only do they construct the foundation of their team through the draft, but they have their own players to pay, which means they won't be able to spend a great deal out of house. 

Fortunately, they're a desirable ballclub to play for. 

That's their ace in the hole. 

They can use their prestige in talks with free agents, luring them with the hopes of a Super Bowl rather than just throwing dollar signs at players. It's not how they operate. And in that sense, they don't treat free agents like commodities. They treat them like humans, as it's all about finding a match.

Overall, it's a meticulous process.

That being said, the free-agent market is officially set, and evaluations at 4949 Centennial in Santa Clara have already begun. The following will take a realistic look at which names might be written down on a piece of paper or white board in team headquarters. 

 

Statistics courtesy of Pro Football Reference, unless specified otherwise. Contract information provided by Spotrac

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