Free agency officially begins on March 11 at 4 p.m. ET. To this point, however, the San Francisco 49ers have only come to an agreement with Anquan Boldin. That leaves 10 free agents left scheduled to hit the market on Tuesday afternoon. They include key starters, special teams aces and veteran depth.
With the salary cap set to move up to $133 million in 2014, the 49ers have more cap room than they anticipated. Could they use some of that cap room to lock up their own free agents?
According to Over the Cap, the 49ers are about $10 million under the cap. That unexpected windfall will change the team’s approach to this offseason. While some of it could be used for contract extensions for players like Colin Kaepernick, the extra breathing room means some players, written off as too expensive, could find their way back into the red and gold for 2014.
Let’s take a look at each of San Francisco’s upcoming free agents and evaluate their chances of remaining with the team next season.