Golden Nuggets: Not exactly FREE agency

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Monday, March 10, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Free Agency is expensive. It's funny to say that considering the word free in there, but we are clearly referring to the other meaning of the word. With the salary cap getting a healthy boost this season, more teams will look to take advantage and there will be an increase in the amounts FA players are offered this year. The sharks are already in the water.

In a matter of two seasons, the 49ers could have a 100% turnover in their starting secondary. Dashon Goldson was the first casualty of the free market system, and it looks highly probably that Donte Whitner and Tarell Brown will follow him out the door. Trent Baalke has been solid in the stance of not overbidding for anyone including his own players, and if bidding for the two defensive backs get crazy, we fully expect Trent to say goodbye. Carlos Rogers is also expected to be gone, considering he eats up a lot of cap room this upcoming season.

This upcoming season, only Eric Reid and Tramaine Brock are locks for the secondary. It's too early to tell which way the wind will blow, so we just have to be patient and trust that Baalke will continue to deliver as he has done in the past.

Baalke is considered to be one of the top GM's in the league. | The NFL's Best GMs (Rotoworld)

Player Focus

This is your future, Niners fans (AUDIO). | Tank Carradine: 'I Envision Me Being a Sack Guy' (49ers)

Would be sad to see Whitner go, but Eric Reid will be a good Captain for a much younger secondary. | Report: Jets interested in Whitner (Maiocco)

Here again is the full article of overvalued/undervalued 49ers players that James wrote about. | JVM: San Francisco 49ers (PFF)

Team Notes

Offseason notes with mostly vanilla thoughts that have been discussed continuously here. | Shutdown Corner Offseason Blueprints: San Francisco 49ers (Yahoo)

Even with all the distractions a distracted media is trying to stir, Jim Harbaugh is focused and ready for another championship run. | 49ers Jim Harbaugh ready for start of free agency (Yahoo)

49ers' hits outweigh misses in free agency (Inman)

The 49ers are at #24. | Team-by-Team Salary Cap Notes (Yahoo)

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