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  1. Top 25 'must-sign' NFL free agents

    Mike Sando

    The stakes in NFL free agency would be so much higher this offseason if NaVorro Bowman, Kam Chancellor, Geno Atkins, Sean Lee, Clay Matthews, Percy Harvin and other headliners hadn't signed contract extensions keeping them off the market. Teams have ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  2. UFA scorecard makes NFC West trend clear

    Mike Sando

    Players reaching NFL free agency are, by definition, players teams are prepared to lose. That has become clearer in the one month since 45 NFC West players became unrestricted free agents March 12. The Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, San Franci...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  3. Updated snapshot for NFC West UFAs

    Mike Sando

    Ten days into the signing period for unrestricted free agents, I've updated our chart to reflect recent deals involving Rich Ohrnberger, Ted Ginn Jr. and Robert Turner. The St. Louis Rams have had six of their UFAs sign elsewhere. That figure is h...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  4. Updated snapshot for NFC West UFAs

    Mike Sando

    With Ricky Jean-Francois leaving the San Francisco 49ers for a reported four-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, I've updated the chart showing which unrestricted free agents from NFC West teams have landed elsewhere. This chart also shows avai...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  5. NFC West snapshot as free agency rages

    Mike Sando

    The market keeps moving and changing as the first day of 2013 NFL free agency winds down. I've put together a chart showing some of the notable happenings for unrestricted free agents from NFC West teams. NFC West teams are also looking at play...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  6. Thoughts as NFC West UFAs avoid the tag

    Mike Sando

    The 2013 deadline for naming franchise players passed Monday without NFC West teams using the mechanism to protect against losing their unrestricted free agents. Dashon Goldson, the San Francisco 49ers' Pro Bowl safety, tweeted his approval. ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  7. UFA market revisited: How NFC West fared

    Mike Sando

    Those eagerly awaiting the start of NFL free agency March 12 with visions of your favorite team loading up on accomplished veterans should revisit the list of unrestricted free agents NFC West teams signed last season. St. Louis, badly in need of ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  8. Akers, Davis pay for 49ers' improvement?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have improved their offense through diversification. That was the plan when the team added receivers Randy Moss and Mario Manningham as free agents. There was also some expectation, since realized, that the 49ers' offensive...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Rams keep churning

    Mike Sando

    The NFL rule expanding roster limits to 90 players came at the right time for teams overhauling their personnel. The St. Louis Rams are one of those teams. They drafted 10 players and are close to adding 23 undrafted free agents. Jim Thomas ...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  10. 49ers' Rogers makes it NFC West two-fer

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers declined to use the franchise tag for their top defensive free agents. Both teams risked losing valued players in free agency. Both wound up striking deals anyway -- and on the first day of NFL free age...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  11. NFC West: Free-agency primer

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals Key free agents: DE Calais Campbell (franchise tag), CB Richard Marshall, OLB Clark Haggans, WR Early Doucet, T Brandon Keith, G Deuce Lutui, K Jay Feely. Where they stand: A strong finish to the 2011 season on defense gives t...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: 49ers' WR options

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers signed David Akers, Carlos Rogers, Donte Whitner, Jonathan Goodwin and Braylon Edwards as unrestricted free agents from other teams last offseason. None signed for more than $4.25 million per season. That track record co...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  13. First look at 49ers' 2012 free agents

    Mike Sando

    Five of the San Francisco 49ers' projected unrestricted free agents for 2012 played right around 1,000 snaps or more last season, easily the highest figure in the NFC West. Re-signing quarterback Alex Smith appears likely. Smith accepted the Assoc...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  14. On Carlos Rogers' rebirth with 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers haven't been big spenders in free agency recently. None of the unrestricted free agents they added from other teams during the 2011 offseason received a deal exceeding three years in length or $4.25 million in average compe...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  15. 2011 49ers Week 5: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the San Francisco 49ers' 48-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5: Dashon Goldson appears possessed. The 49ers' safety was among quite a few free agents forced to swallow their pride when the post-...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  16. Why so many undrafted rookies made cut

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks found four roster spots for undrafted rookie free agents heading into Week 1. The San Francisco 49ers set aside three spots for them. The trend has been less pronounced through most of the league, but the overall numbers -- 58...

    Blog | September 08, 2011