The San Francisco 49ers’ haul in the 2018 free agency period includes cornerback Richard Sherman, center Weston Richburg, running back Jerick McKinnon and linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu. It also includes the mega-contract given to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo before the start of the new league year.
In addition to those players, the 49ers were interested in a number of players, including top guard Andrew Norwell, running back Dion Lewis and several others. They lost out on a few players, but their level of interest was always a moving target. By and large, folks are now looking ahead to the 2018 NFL Draft and what the team will do at No. 9 overall.
But there are still plenty of good players available on the open market. Like I’ve said — and like many have said — the 49ers are not expected to spend a whole lot more on the open market. But not everyone available is going to cost an arm and a leg, and not everyone available would qualify as a splashy signing.
Looking at the list of still-available players, there are a few that intrigue me, though most of them fall in the “not necessarily a huge need, but would be interesting” category.
Tight end Eric Ebron, formerly of the Detroit Lions, is probably at the top of that list for me. He’s been a reliable enough target and the 49ers still don’t really know what they have in the tight end position at this point.
The other name, for me, would be ... Eric Reid. Whether at safety or linebacker, I personally believe Reid would be one of the better players on the 49ers’ defense in 2018, but I also understand if he’s not in the team’s plans going forward due to their safety surplus. Terrelle Pryor and Jerrell Freeman are the only other names that interest me personally, but there’s a lot still out there.
Anybody you’d want on the 49ers?