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Golden Nuggets: Free Agency Begins

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Free agency officially starts today! Teams are allowed to sign players that they verbally committed with during the tampering period. The 49ers have been rumored to be interested in a few players, but they have not agreed to terms with any. They did extend deals with a few of their current players. They tendered 1 year deals with LB Michael Wilhoite and G Jordan Devey. They also resigned LB Ray-Ray Armstrong to a 1 year contract extension after he played 5 games last season.

A couple of free agents that the 49ers were reportedly interested in are off the board, according to reports. G Kelechi Osemele of the Ravens agreed to join the Oakland Raiders. Osemele could have helped the offensive line, but the asking price may have been too rich for the team. The Raiders also took another interest of the 49ers in rival Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin. He would have bolstered the pass rushing that is in need of help.

It seems likely the 49ers will work on their own free agents first. Ian Williams is a major priority and the team should be looking to sign him to a long term deal. He is a major part of the defensive line and when healthy, he plays very well. With Ian resigned, the team can focus on the pass rush to rebuild the defense. With $60 million in cap space, the 49ers will need to reload on talent after losing a lot of talent last offseason.

49ers Links

Still a very reliable kicker | Resign Phil? (Gutierrez)

Selecting Goff (Biderman)

Top 10 FA In Team History (Emerick)

The price was probably too high | Osemele Not Coming (Biderman)

Doug Martin (Biderman)

1 Year Tenders (49ers Staff)

Ray-Ray Gets Extension (49ers Staff)

Jordan Devey is back | Couple Of Deals Done (Barrows)

Resigned Armstrong (Biderman)

Wilhoite, Devey Tendered (Inman)

Not the most exciting news | Tuesday Movement (Maiocco)

Moves Before Free Agency Starts (Gutierrez)

Wake Could Be Available (Biderman)

Moves (Alper)

Big Moves In FA? (Barrows)

That was an interesting time | Remembering When Manning Interviewed With 49ers (Hiremath)

He isn't coming here, but any talent off the Seahawks is good news | Bruce Irvin Off The List (Biderman)