Mike Rodak of ESPN.com and Brown analyzed the potential role each player could fill next season:
In November, the NFL suspended him four games for taking a banned substance, though Kerley had a creative excuse for that, per Calvin Watkins of Newsday:
Kerley spent the first five seasons of his career with the Jets before joining the San Francisco 49ers for the 2016 season. He registered a career-high 64 receptions to go along with 667 yards and three touchdowns in San Francisco.
Palepoi, 27, registered 24 tackles for the Los Angeles Chargers last season, earning a below-average grade of 60.0 from PFF. He spent the past four seasons with the team as a rotational defensive tackle.