Good morning San Francisco 49ers fans, those optimistic, pessimistic and currently reading this on their phones from the fetal position. NFL free agency is in full swing and though the first tier of free agents have signed -- and hey, the 49ers ended up with one of them so that's swell -- there's still plenty of big names out there waiting to sign on with a new team.
I don't necessarily think the 49ers are going to be in on any of those names (and given that the last player I predicted the 49ers would bring in is running back Trent Richardson, you'll find no hope here) but if this offseason has been anything, it's been surprising.
At this point, the biggest news is surrounding cornerbacks Perrish Cox and Chris Culliver. Both players have visits scheduled with other teams and it's unclear if the 49ers even really want to bring them back. I want at least one of them back, though I'm not paritcularly picky who it is at this point. Probably Cox, as he should be cheaper.
Onto your links for the day.
49ers CB Chris Culliver makes free-agent visit to Washington (Maiocco)
Bruce Miller arrest: Police report says 49er fullback shoved fiancee to ground (Inman)
Stevie Johnson released by 49ers (Gutierrez)
For 49ers, this week marked the end of an era (BA Sports Guy)
Cox visits Browns, Titans scheduled next (Maiocco)
New leaders? 49ers insist they have plenty of candidates (Barrows)
49ers' rough week a net minus for Colin Kaepernick (MercuryNews)
Baalke Counters Reports That Bowman Won't Play (NBC Bay Area)
Cornerback biggest question on 49ers depth chart (Maiocco)
Retirement becks for some while others wrestle with when to end their careers (Inman)
Guard Erik Pears scheduled to visit 49ers (Maiocco)
Trent Baalke says 49ers have no interest in Greg Hardy (Gutierrez)
Baalke: 49ers have cap space, but won't just spend 'foolishly' (Maiocco)
Leadership void downplayed, Baalke likes CB corps while Cox, Culliver take trips abroad (Inman)
Mike Iupati: 'I Want To Say Thank You' (49ers)
49ers ponder counter to Seahawks' trade for Graham (Maiocco)
49ers GM Reacts to Seattle Seahawks Trading for Tight End Jimmy Graham (49ers)
49ers Have 'Great Conversation' with Free-agent RB Reggie Bush (49ers)