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Golden Nuggets: Free agency continues

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, March 17th 2017

Not sure where to start with the fun today. Free agency is like a small practice session at Niners Nation where we make sure the machine still works before the long calm known as ‘the dead’ comes to claim us all. This would be my third FA with the site and it’s always a reflection of what happens during the season. Then things die down until the draft and we do it all again.

Yesterday, the San Francisco 49ers added themselves a new pass rusher. Jerry Attaochu from the San Diego Chargers. To be completely honest, I never heard of the guy until I heard of the signing and started some research (based on the thread, I’m not the only one). For the money, it seems like a decent signing. I still scratch my head with the loss of Elvis Dumervil, but for some reason, I feel optimistic about the signing. Regardless of pass rushing, he may get a go at the SAM position and compete with Eli Harold. Harold did OK last season, you never heard from him (which is a good thing for the SAM depending on who you talk to) but this guy can compete and maybe make a good rotation.

It does tend to make me believe pass-rusher is high on the 49ers list in the 2017 NFL Draft. While I may have been a bit harsh on my grades for the free agents I totally ‘get’ what they are doing and I do like what they did this offseason. I particularly like the McKinnon signing, as I told my best friend—this guy could go legendary in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

Enough of my rambling. Lets get to some links.

Can 49ers’ do-it-all McKinnon get it done as feature RB? (Branch)

You know the NFL rules your life when... A fan’s guide to the NFL calendar (Barrows)

49ers panicked and botched free agency signings (Cohn)

Report: Tank Carradine to sign with Raiders (Biderman)

49ers’ focus: Bringing in ‘the right type of person’ in free agency (Biderman)

Deepest position in the NFL Draft? 49ers VP of Player Personnel weighs in (Maiocco)

Reid: Cheap signing idea ‘ludicrous’ (Branch)

Richard Sherman: Seahawks “kind of lost their way” with evaluating players (Pro Football Talk)

With top priorities taken care of, 49ers still have more to do (ESPN)

Niners Add Former Charger Attaochu to Pass Rush (Williams)

Eric Reid’s free-agent market is quiet. He says he knows why. (Barrows)

Shanahan sees versatile McKinnon as piece that was missing from 49ers’ offense (Maiocco)

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers knew they couldn’t trade for Richard Sherman (Branch)

What a horrible night to have a curse...