Golden Nuggets: Let The Wide Receiver Rumors Heat Up

Now that the franchise tag issue is resolved, we are coming down the home stretch towards the start of free agency. In one week, the league opens for business at 1:00pm PT and the initial wave of free agent signings will happen. Nobody is allowed to discuss deals before then, but that won't stop contract announcements a few minutes after 1:00pm. Because a player, his agent and a team can figure out the details of a long term contract five minutes after free agency starts.

The big news from yesterday is the shrinking class of free agent wide receivers. Not only does this drive up the price of the talent on the market, but it likely will impact the top wide receiver prospects. Would anybody be all that surprised if there was a run on receivers midway through the first round? Not I, said the fly.

Harbaugh, Baalke face another pressure-filled test as free agency approaches (Sam Lam)

With franchise tagging period over, viable free agent WR options for 49ers (Sam Lam)

49ers WR search: Top 5 from the Pac-12 (Bay Area Sports Guy)

Alex Smith and the 49ers: What's taking so long? (Maiocco)

A look at NFL free-agent receiver class (Maiocco)

Who's left? The incredible shrinking WR crop (Barrows)

49 in 49: SEC Week (

49 in 49: WR Alshon Jeffery (

Morning Tailgate: March 5 (

Ted Robinson on KNBR (

49er Stadium Not Open For Another Vote: Judge (NBC Bay Area)

As 49ers Look for WRs, They Hope Crabtree Will Continue to Grow (NBC Bay Area)

Surveying franchise-tag field, scouting which WRs will be available (SJ Mercury News)

Scouting out 2012 opposing rushers and return of Seahawks’ Lynch (SJ Mercury News)

Free agent focus: Pierre Garçon, Laurent Robinson, Robert Meachem (Press Democrat)

Receiver list dwindles for 49ers (Press Democrat)

Steve Young thinks players who were injured should sue the Saints (ProFootballTalk)

NFC West thoughts on 2012 franchise tags (Sando)

Video: Steve Young, Mike Golic and the law (Sando)

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