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49ers interested in free agent DTs Dontari Poe, Brandon Williams

The 49ers could be looking at some potentially serious upgrades for the defensive line.

The San Francisco 49ers continue to look for defensive line help two weeks after signing defensive tackle Earl Mitchell. The team has been connected to Terrell McClain and Domata Peko, but now they appear to be fishing for a bigger catch. Jason La Canfora is reporting the team has some interest in Dontari Poe, while Matt Miller is saying Brandon Williams is a possibility.

Both are big nose tackles, but they have some versatility to do more. Poe is coming off a couple down years in Kansas City after big performances in 2013 and 2014. La Canfora is suggesting he might take a one-year deal in hopes of hitting the market again in 2018 for a bigger pay day.

The 49ers had a one-on-one meeting with Jonathan Allen at the Alabama Pro Day. They hold the No. 2 pick and Allen could very well be in play. The 49ers have a lot of needs, but a big defensive tackle could certainly lock down a position that was one of the stronger on a bad 49ers defense last season. Allen has some shoulder issues that are of concern, but if the 49ers think he is their best option at No. 2, maybe they hold off investing in veterans and keep going younger along the line.