Quite a frenzy of offseason activity as the free agency kicked off yesterday at 1pm PT. Headlines related to the 49ers were centralized around the departure of fan favorite Joshua Morgan for the Washington Redskins. San Francisco also signed former Denver cornerback Perrish Cox, and re-signed Carlos Rogers after they were reportedly interested in either Brandon Carr or Eric Wright.Unfortunately, the 49ers decided to part ways with Blake Costanzo.
After the first rush ended a few hours after free agency began, meetings were being set up and interest was being shown. The fact that the 49ers let Morgan walk and the following tweet had got me thinking; maybe the 49ers haven't shown their hand yet.
Randy Moss deal - 1yr, $1.75M in salary, $46,875 per game roster bonuses (max $750K), $1.5M in PT/rec/pro bowl incentives. No guar $— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 13, 2012
Most fans are aware that the Steelers haven't yet received an offer sheet regarding Mike Wallace. And with such a miniscule deal offered to Moss and allowing players like Morgan, Costanzo, Rachal and possibly Adam Snyder to vacate, the Niners could be gearing up for something bigger. They've only really re-signed their own guys, and numbers whiz Paraag Marathe has been structuring some solid deals so the 49ers are not only protected, but can make more moves.
Even though the 49ers looked to be heavily focused on defense on day one, it's peculiar that they had not even been rumored to talk with guys like Pierre Garcon, Robert Meachem or Vincent Jackson. The wide receiver position is arguably the most pressing need and Moss is not a long-term solution.
Of course, any remaining cash that they have could in fact be for a guy like Wright, but with the addition of Cox, re-signing of Rogers, Chris Culliver reportedly ready to start and Terrel Brown coming off a great year, I doubt it. I'm curious to see what may develop, because it doesn't appear that the 49ers are done addressing wide receiver.
League Sources: It's been reported that former Oakland Raider wide receiver Chaz Schilens visited with San Francisco Tusday. The 6'4, big-bodied receiver is of some interest to Jim Harbaugh, but I'm hoping they pass and re-consider Wallace. Former 49er Brandon Lloyd is also rumored to be visiting on Wednesday.
In addition, this ought to please the Faithful:
To my true fans "my comeback is our comeback" boom!!!— Randy Moss (@DaRealOtisMoss) March 14, 2012
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