When the new league year begins on March 11, NFL teams will be allowed to negotiate contract deals with unrestricted free agents. After a disappointing end to the 2013-14 season, the San Francisco 49ers could be big participants.
The 49ers have a lot of uncertainty surrounding their personnel this offseason. Notables such as Anquan Boldin, Tarell Brown, Jonathan Goodwin and Donte Whitner will be free agents, and it remains unclear who will return next season. If the Niners let players walk, they will look to the draft and free-agent market to fill some holes.
Here is a list of five free agents the Niners should target this offseason.
Note: Rankings are in no particular order.