The San Francisco 49ers 2013 season ended Sunday night in disappointing fashion with a heartbreaking loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Now the front office has decisions to make for the upcoming 2014 season with 13 free agents including 11 unrestricted.
Here’s a look at that list:
Wide Receivers: Anquan Boldin, Kassim Osgood and Mario Manningham
Cornerbacks: Tarrell Brown, Perrish Cox, and Eric Wright
Running back: Anthony Dixon
Center: Jonathan Goodwin
Quarterback: Colt McCoy
Safety: Donte Whitner
Kicker: Phil Dawson
The only restricted free agent is tight end/defensive tackle Demarcus Dobbs and linebacker Michael Wilhoite is an exclusive rights free agent.
San Francisco only has one player that is a must to re-sign and that is Boldin who caught 85 passes for 1,179 yards, a 13.9 yards per reception average and seven touchdown. During the playoffs he caught 16 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown. With the torn ACL and MCL suffered by NaVorro Bowman Wilhoite is also a lock for a roster spot as he played extremely well in two starts for the injured Patrick Willis.
Osgood, Dawson and Whitner are likely to get re-signed and each one made an impact throughout the season.
Those with the possibility of coming back are Goodwin who has been the starting center for the past three seasons though there’s a report that the 35-year old is mulling retirement. Out of the three cornerbacks Brown does have the best chance of getting brought back for depth. Meaning that Dixon, McCoy, Wright, Dobbs and Manningham will find a new team for 2014.