On Tuesday, the 49ers hosted Vontae Davis, the brother of former 49er Vernon Davis, in Santa Clara. Vontae, who last played with the Indianapolis Colts, is a free agent and plays in a position of need that the 49ers have to address. He was released by the Colts in November. He would add depth to a unit that is currently thin. The 49ers currently only have Ahkello Witherspoon, K’Waun Williams, Greg Mabin, and Tyvis Powell under contract.
Vontae Davis figures to be one of many free agents to give the 49ers a visit. The 49ers should be looking at strengthening their offensive line. One of best guards in the NFL, Josh Sutton, will hit free agency after reports surfaced that the Chicago Bears are declining to pick up his option. He could be an option for the 49ers along with Andrew Norwell. The 49ers have the money and momentum from last season that should help them sign some of the best free agents on the market.
With players coming in from free agency, some players from last season will be leaving. The top of that list are Eric Reid and Carlos Hyde. The 49ers will likely make an attempt to resign both of those guys, but they both will likely make more money than the 49ers will be willing to pay up. The return of Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward along with the development of Adrian Colbert makes Eric Reid expendable especially with the money he would likely want. Hyde could also command more money elsewhere and the 49ers have a stable of running backs that they seem to like including Matt Breida and Joe Williams, who will be returning from injury.
The work is never over | More work to do (Wagoner)
Could add depth, but still need a better option | Vontae Davis visits (Alper)
Players will be wanting to speak with the 49ers | A free agent destination (Williams)
Looking at Vontae (Barrows)
Would like him to stay, but it is unlikely | What to do with Hyde? (Barrows)
This is an every offseason occurrence it seems | Searching for corners (Inman)
He could help stabilize the line | Another veteran lineman to be available (Biderman)
More and more mocks | Another mock draft (Cohn)
Free agency’s effect on the draft (Biderman)
Catching up with Juszczyk (49ers audio)
Insider podcast (Maiocco)
CB, WR, OL, DL | Positions to look for in combine (Barrows)