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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The NFL legal tampering period starts today allowing teams to talk to free agents before they can sign on March 9th. The 49ers will reportedly be very active in the 1st couple of days of free agency. They have around $90 million in cap space to rebuild this roster. The 49ers will need to find a veteran quarterback and receivers in free agency. They currently have no quarterbacks on the roster and they need to rebuild their WR corps.

On Monday, the 49ers released veteran WR Torrey Smith. Torrey was coming off the 2nd year of his 5 year contract. He struggled to be productive with the 49ers the last 2 seasons due to the struggles the 49ers had throwing the deep ball. Torrey was signed to provide the 49ers a deep threat, but the QBs had trouble targeting him downfield, which is Torrey’s skill set. There’s also a potential that Quinton Patton is leaving as well, leaving the 49ers very thin at receiver.

With the lack of receivers on the team, the 49ers are reported suitors for a few free agent receivers. They were strong contenders to sign Alshon Jeffrey and they are now reportedly interested in Terrelle Pryor and Kenny Britt. The 49ers receiving corps has been down for a few years and is in need of playmakers. Alshon will cost quite a bit of money and has an injury history, so Pryor and Britt seem to be more realistic targets. The 49ers will also look to find some productive receivers in the draft. A few WRs at the combine had good showings and could help the 49ers.

49ers Links

Offseason Scorecard (Maiocco)

Letting their players test the market | Testing Free Agency (Barrows)

No clear cut player after Garrett | Open To Trading The #2 Pick (Williams)

Time to go to the youngsters | Tartt And Ward (Maiocco)

Restricted FAs (Biderman)

It always seemed personal | Opposition To TO’s Induction (Smith)

Still unlikely | Kirk Cousins Still A Possibility (Biderman)

Not Tendering Restricted FAs (Maiocco)

Kyle’s Unique Prep (Branch)

Would be a good addition | Terrelle Pryor (Maiocco)

Jonathan Allen’s Shoulders Could Cause Draft Drop (Biderman)

Interest In Pryor (Biderman)

Need production and Kyle could be the guy to get it out of this position group | FA WR Targets (Barrows)

One Of 5 Teams In For Pryor (Gantt)

No Good Offers For Jimmy (Biderman)

Poaching the Rams’ best receiver | Interest In Kenny Britt (Biderman)

Kenny And Pryor Drawing Interest (Florio)

No One Stands Out For #2 (Jones)

The signing never made much sense | Torrey Smith Released (Maiocco)

Steve Smith Breaks Torrey News (Biderman)

Good guy, just used incorrectly | Torrey Gone (Florio)

Not surprising | 49ers Make A Cut (Cohn)

Philly A Candidate For Torrey (Florio)

Veteran Receiver Cut (Patra)

Only Last 2 Years (Barrows)

Torrey Looks To Be Productive (Biderman)

Contract, Speed Led To Smith’s Release (Jones)

He needs a team that can throw deep | Torrey Underutilized In SF (Branch)

No one separated themselves | QB Draft Prospects (Fann)

Tweets From Day 4 Of Combine (Asher)

Goodbye Torrey | Farewell Note (Jones)

Mock Offseason (Cohn)

Trent Baalke left the team with no receivers | In Need Of WRs (Branch)

Thanking The Fans (Biderman)

Make A Play For Trevor Siemian? (Biderman)

Could be a good pick-up, but not at $15 million per year | Mike Glennon (Florio)

Tony Romo Could Help Siemian To 49ers (Jones)

The Continuing QB Situation (Rush)

Never produced | Quinton Patton Could Follow Torrey Out (BASG)