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Free agency open thread: Diggs traded to the Bills; Amari re-signs with Dallas

Discussing the 49ers unrestricted free agents and other free agency news that is happening around the league

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Kyle’s update: Amari Cooper re-signs with Dallas for $100 million. The 49ers “sniffed around” on Cooper, I was told. As you can see, he was out of their price range.

Kyle’s update: If you wanted Stefon Diggs, kiss that goodbye. He’s a Bill. Buffalo sent a first, fifth, and sixth, as well as a fourth in 2021 fo Diggs.

Kyle’s update 11:30: The Ravens traded TE Hayden Hurst to the Falcons for a second-round pick.

Kyle’s update 10:45: Teddy Bridgewater is a Chicago Bear

Kyle’s update 10:30: The Cardinals have traded for Nuk Hopkins. Site decorum.

Kyle’s update 9:45: The 49ers made a run at TE Austin Hooper, per Mike Silver. Shanahan looking to do what the Patriots did at the beginning of the last decade?

Kyle’s update: A deal with Armstead should be happening any time now:

We have officially reached the “legal tampering period” where players can begin to negotiate with teams. The following San Francisco 49ers are unrestricted free agents:



Jimmie Ward

Ronald Blair

Sheldon Day

Levine Toilolo

Ben Garland

Shon Coleman

Damontre Moore

Jordan Matthews

Dontae Johnson

Jason Verrett

Anthony Zettel

As of Sunday evening, the team was working on a long-term extension for Armstead, but no deal has been finalized. Still no word on what happens with Jimmie Ward. It sounds as if the 49ers are going to let him test the market, hope it’s soft, and welcome him back at their price. Matt Maiocco echoed similar statements regarding wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

“The 49ers are closely monitoring Emmanuel Sanders to see what the market dictates for him. They want him back. But it has to be a cap-wise deal.”

Maiocco had a good point on how the Niners have an advantage with Ward.

It’s been quiet on the 49ers front so far. Here is a look at what has happened around the NFL Monday morning:

These players have been franchise tagged:

MIN: Anthony Harris

DAL: Dak Prescott (exclusive)

CIN: A.J. Green

TEN: Derrick Henry

KC: Chris Jones

TB: Shaq Barrett

NYG: Leonard Williams

JAC: Yannick Ngakoue

LAC: Hunter Henry

BAL: Matt Judon

PIT: Bud Dupree

WAS: Brandon Scherff

DEN: Justin Simmons