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2014 free agency recap: Week 1 for 49ers opponents

The 49ers face 13 different teams in 2014, and it's time to see what they've gained and lost over the first week of free agency.

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Earlier this week, Alex Carson put together a quick breakdown of NFC West transactions through the first day of free agency. Now that we're through the first business week of free agency, it seemed as good a time as any to take a look at the entire slate of 49ers opponents to figure out who arrived and who left town. Business doesn't end just because it's Saturday, so I'm sure this will change over the weekend.

From these teams, I'd say the Philadelphia Eagles and the Denver Broncos have made the most notable improvements. We've discussed the notable improvements on the Broncos defense. They knew they had a bad defense, and they did not mess around in improving it. They will face the cap ramifications down the road, but while Peyton Manning's championship window remains open, they're not messing around.

The Eagles made some strong additions to their own inconsistent defense. Nolan Carroll will compete for playing time in the secondary. The secondary also improved with the addition of Malcolm Jenkins. The addition of Darren Sproles could add even more to an offense that showed some really good things in 2013. Sproles can fill the kind of role LaMichael James played when Chip Kelly was at Oregon. Kelly is adjusting his offense to the NFL, and adding Sproles makes it that much more interesting.

Here is a full rundown of the additions and subtractions for the 49ers 2014 opponents:


Kansas City Chiefs - Arrowhead Pride

Gained: OT Jeffery Linkenbach, LB Joe Mays

Lost: OT Brandon Albert, WR/RB Dexter McCluster, OG Geoff Schwartz, OG Jon Asamoah, DE Tyson Jackson

Philadelphia Eagles - Bleeding Green Nation

Gained: CB Nolan Carroll, S Malcolm Jenkins, S Chris Maragos, LB Bryan Braman, RB Darren Sproles (trade)

Lost: DE Clifton Geathers

San Diego Chargers - Bolts from the Blue

Gained: RB Donald Brown, QB Kellen Clemens, LB Kavell Conner, TE David Johnson, CB Brandon Ghee

Lost: CB Derek Cox (cut), CB Johnny Patrick (cut), DT Cam Thomas, QB Charlie Whitehurst

Washington - Hogs Haven

Gained: DT Jason Hatcher, CB Tracy Porter, OT Bruce Campbell, DE Clifton Geathers, LB Adam Hayward, WR Andre Roberts, LB Darryl Sharpton, OL Shawn Lauvao

Lost: DE Darryl Tapp, C J.D. Walton,

Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron

Gained: DE Lamarr Houston, DE Willie Young, WR Domenik Hixon, S Ryan Mundy, LB Jordan Senn, DE Austen Lane, S M.D. Jennings

Lost: QB Josh McCown, DE Julius Peppers


Dallas Cowboys - Blogging The Boys

Gained: DE Jeremy Mincey, NT Terrell McClain

Lost: DT Jason Hatcher, C Phil Costa (cut), DE DeMarcus Ware (cut), DT Corvey Irvin (cut)

Denver Broncos - Mile High Report

Gained: CB Aqib Talib, S T.J. Ward, DE DeMarcus Ware

Lost: OG Zane Beadles, WR Eric Decker, LB Wesley Woodyard, DE Jeremy Mincey, CB Champ Bailey

New York Giants - Big Blue View

Gained: RB Rashad Jennings, LB O'Brien Schofield, OG Geoff Schwartz, C J.D. Walton, LB Jameel McClain

Lost: DT Linval Joseph, S Ryan Mundy, TE Brandon Myers, DE Justin Tuck, LB Keith Rivers

Oakland Raiders - Silver & Black Pride

Gained: OT Austin Howard, DE Justin Tuck, LB LaMarr Woodley

Lost: DE Lamarr Houston, OT Jared Veldheer, CB Tracy Porter, RB Rashad Jennings

New Orleans Saints - Canal Street Chronicles

Gained: S Jairus Byrd

Lost: S Malcolm Jenkins, RB Darren Sproles


Arizona Cardinals - Revenge of the Birds

Gained: OT Jared Veldheer, RB Jonathan Dwyer, WR Ted Ginn, C Ted Larsen, TE John Carlson

Lost: LB Karlos Dansby, TE Jim Dray, WR Andre Roberts, LB Jasper Brinkley (cut)

Seattle Seahawks - Field Gulls

Gained: WR Taylor Price, OG Greg Van Roten

Lost: WR Golden Tate, DT Clinton McDonald, DE Red Bryant (cut), DE Chris Clemons (DE), OT Breno Giacomini, LB O'Brien Schofield, S Chris Maragos, CB Brandon Browner

St. Louis Rams - Turf Show Times

Gained: Nobody

Lost: OT Chris Williams, QB Kellen Clemens