The NFL offseason is fast approaching its conclusion, with all 32 teams some portion of the way through OTAs. The San Francisco 49ers have four OTAs left, while most teams likely have around six or seven remaining. They will all be followed by mandatory minicamp in early to mid-June, a month and a half off, and then training camp.
As that time rolls along, there are still some notable free agents looking for work. Given that we are this far into the offseason workout program, odds are pretty good most of these guys do not sign a new deal until July or August. The 49ers have been connected to Lance Briggs, but barring any injuries, my guess is they are prepared to go into the season with Michael Wilhoite and NaVorro Bowman starting, and some combination of Philip Wheeler, Shayne Skov, Nick Moody and Nick Bellore at inside linebacker.
From the rest of that group, Reggie Wayne is recovering from a knee scope and triceps injury, and is only looking for the "right situation" if he is going to play in 2015. Wes Welker has been cleared by concussion experts, but that issue lingers and could cost him a future in the NFL. Dwight Freeney has remained entirely off the radar. He is viewed as a situational pass rusher now, so I could see him as a late July August addition somewhere to get some reps in a camp.
Do you see the 49ers adding another veteran at this point? Quarterback still seems like a logical spot, but I can't imagine Michael Vick would want to go in somewhere as the fourth quarterback. You can look over the quarterback market HERE. I was thinking the 49ers might end up signing another undrafted free agent, but maybe they just give Dylan Thompson a ton of reps in the preseason. Colin Kaepernick will get his share of work, with Blaine Gabbert coming on second, but maybe Thompson is their second half man just to get a complete look at him.