The San Francisco 49ers aren’t in the type of arms race with the Seattle Seahawks that the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots appear to be in, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t looking at the free agent market with checkbook in hand.
San Francisco won’t be big spenders, but beat writer Bill Williamson states that the team may be looking at three wide receivers in the wake of losing Julian Edelman over the weekend.
The San Francisco 49ers’ options for a free-agent receiver shrunk Saturday when, as expected,Julian Edelmanreturned to the New England Patriots. … If the 49ers go on to look at other receivers in free agency, potential options are James Jones, Santonio Holmes and Sidney Rice.
The Niners may end up losing Mario Manningham this offseason but they’re keeping Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree. A third receiver option won’t come expensive for the Niners, but it may come from the outside at some point.
It’s possible that they just promote from within, but the Niners are window shopping and may end up making a purchase this week.