In the last couple days, the 49ers added:
— LB Dee Ford (trade; Kansas City)
— RB Tevin Coleman (UFA; Atlanta)
— CB Jason Verrett (UFA; L.A. Chargers)
— LB David Mayo (UFA; Carolina)
— WR Jordan Matthews (UFA; Philadelphia)
The4y have also re-upped:
— DB Jimmie Ward (UFA)
— G Mike Person (UFA)
— LS Kyle Nelson (UFA)
–DB Antone Exum (UFA)
—LB Elijah Lee (EFA)
We franchised Robbie (good as) Gould
They lost: Garcon, Pinion, Morris and Earl Mitchell among others.
So far, I’m pretty pleased with this offseason. We didn’t fall for the sucker bets of ODB or puffy-chest. They apparently did go pretty hard after Le’Veon Bell ($38 million offer), but still got Tevin Coleman, a solid runner who can catch passes, and offers a less fragile approach to running back. I like the Jordan matthew signing. He’s a big WR who can play outside. We have enough slot WRs to fill 2 rosters. I love Matthews size.
Defensively we seem to be going after turnover guys ball-hawkers. Ford caused 8 fumbles last year, and Alexander is another fast LB that can cover and hopefully cause turnovers himself. Jason Verritt is a great, if injured, CB. He needs to stay on the field but he’s on a prove-it one year deal. He’s coming off an achilles rupture like his CB counterpart Richard Sherman. david Mayo? Don’t know too much about him other than he’s a special-teams guy.
I was leery at the start of this with the Alexander signing, but these other moves are solid and they provide needed depth at key positions.